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  1. Got myself 2 for those chilly fall nights
  2. How long do you plan on letting this one sit in the bottles. I have an IPA I just bottled thats up around 8.5%, and wasn't sure how long to let it sit.
  3. I do not have any DME. I have never actually used DME or LME. Just my beer extracts so far. I guess I'm missing a couple steps by jumping from Mr beer extracts to mashing grains, but what the hell. I will be doing a batch with DME very soon. I was only going to add maybe half a can of the UME.
  4. I upped the boil time to 40 minutes with 1/2 oz of hops. I was looking in the hops/graivity chart and realized I was coming close to an extra malty beer and I wanted a more balanced beer. Upping the boil time did this. I know I wont be getting a lot of bitterness from the 40 minutes of boil time but it is still in that time range of bittering. So with that new information do I need to add a little UME to the boil?
  5. mashing 2 row and flaked wheat @ 150 degrees right now. Question - when I do my hop boil do I still need to add some UME to the boil for the hops to grab on to or does mashing the grains provide that already?
  6. Alright Im finally going to face me fears and brew this beer today. I did have one question though. When mashing the grains do I first bring the water up to the recomended temperature the throw the grains in or throw the grains in as the water is heating up? Im thinking that I bring the water up to temp first, but I just wanted to make sure.
  7. The recipie is just getting aroma from the hops they are boiling. To get bitterness from those hops you can start a boil anywhere between 45-60 minutes and throw some in then at t-minus 22 minutes you can throw a second pack of hops in for flavoring and either dry hop or use the third type of hops at t-minus 7 minutes. There is a hop chart floating out on this borg in multiple places that shows you boiling times in accordance with bitterness flavor and aroma you get from the hops. I look at that almost everytime I do a hop boil. I don't know the specifics of each hop type you have (flavors profile, aroma profile or the bittering profile ) so I can't tell you which to boil for how long right now. Hope some of this helped out.
  8. packerduf wrote: iamgoing54 wrote: I have a question on the screwy priming calculator. When puting in the temp of the brew, do you put in what the brew is while batch priming or put in what the temp will be when carbing/conditioning? I know the temp effects the residual CO2 so thats why I am wondering. Use the temp at which you fermented. awesome thanks packer
  9. I have a question on the screwy priming calculator. When puting in the temp of the brew, do you put in what the brew is while batch priming or put in what the temp will be when carbing/conditioning? I know the temp effects the residual CO2 so thats why I am wondering.
  10. Oxy Clean is not a sanitizer so that would not work. I bought some of the BTF Iodophor and I like it so far. Easy to mix up a gallon at a time. Feel free to ask as many questions as you want. Thats how you learn, and there are plenty of people around here to answer them for you.
  11. I'm doing it for the first time this week got the last two at wally world so I'll try to answer the best I can. 1. I think you go either route of using a tube for siphoning or using the spigot on the Mr Beer Keg. I'm sure someone will clarify. 2. Screwery Brewer has a batch priming calculator on his website that will aide you in deciding how much priming sugar you need. He also has a list of differnt types of beers with carb amounts for each one 3. I believe once you mix the priming sugar and beer together you can go ahead and bottle right after that. I'm still new so if I'm not completely on the ball I'm sure a Veteran will correct me.
  12. Screwy Brewer wrote: kyleandkev wrote: *When saying it tasted like the smell of wort... I meant when boiling the HME and then putting it in the keg (that smell).... might have messed up on the lingo. kyleandkev I'm surprised no one picked up on this obvious mistake earlier, but you shouldn't boil the HME since that will definitely change the hop character and explain the bitterness. As for the taste inconsistencies between bottles moving the beer to a bottling bucket before bottling will mix the beer up.I was just reading through this post and noticed he said he boiled the HME as well. +1 on not boiling the HME.
  13. It seems to me that steeping and mashing is pretty much the same thing. Am I wrong?
  14. So if you do not have to mash these specialty malts, how do you get the flavors/color from them?
  15. Gotcha, I will remember that. Thanks again.
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