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  1. Good lord! That's a lot of brewing. You deserve a beer for all your hard work :stout:
  2. Thanks beer lord. I was thinking of doing an ESB because i'm going to wash the wlp002 from the moose drool clone. How does this look? Untitled Beer-2? ? Recipe specifics:? ? Style: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)? Batch size: 2.5 gal? Boil volume: 5.0 gal? OG: 1.054? FG: 1.013? Bitterness (IBU): 41.2? Color (SRM): 8.2? ABV: 5.3%? ? Grain/Sugars:? ? 5.00 lb Maris Otter Malt, 90.9%? 0.50 lb Crystal 20L, 9.1%? ? Hops:? ? 0.50 oz Fuggles (AA 5.7%, Pellet) 60 min, 24.2 IBU? 0.50 oz Willamette (AA 4.5%, Pellet) 30 min, 14.7 IBU? 0.50 oz Liberty (AA 2.7%, Pellet) 5 min, 2.3 IBU? ? Recipe Notes:? ? Yeast wlp002?
  3. I have some hops leftover from a Moose drool clone I brewed last week. .5oz fuggle .5oz Willamette .5oz liberty Anyone know of a style of beer that would be good with these hops besides a brown ale? Thanks!
  4. Yeah I knew it was a bit ambitious. The last time I brewed that recipe it was great at 4 Weeks the only thing I changed this time was the yeast. I will probably just sit on it for a bit and skip this comp. There is another one in September anyway. Thanks for the advice.
  5. I have a porter that I bottled 2 Weeks ago. I opened 1 today and its almost totally flat, tasted good, but flat. Opened another and same thing. I batch prime using qbrew and haven't had this issue before. They have been carbing at 72. I'm wondering if I should get some carb drops and recap or just give it another week or 2. I was wanting to enter this porter in a homebrew comp in a couple Weeks. Right now its not looking so good. Dang I need a keg....
  6. Yes. I washed some yeast from a porter. It looked how you are describing. I was a little worried about it but I used it in an ipa and it was fine. Just made sure to make a starter. You could probably wash it a few more times to clear it up though.
  7. "FedoraDave" post=387401 said:Any of those HMEs (Hopped Malt Extracts) will make good beer. I agree on not using the Booster for right now. Do them straight-up and concentrate on the process. This is the most important thing for you to do right now, because you won't be able to progress as a brewer until you do. Three weeks in the fermenter at between 65-70 degrees, then bottle and keep them in the dark, at room temperature, for four weeks before chilling a couple days. You will have success. It won't be the best beer you'll ever taste, but I can assure you, it'll be the most satisfying. In the meantime, read these forums. Ask questions. Read other source material, such as John Palmer's "How to Brew" (free online) and Charlie Papazian's "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing". Don't worry if you don't understand a lot of the stuff; you will eventually. And what you do understand will help you improve. Above all, don't fret over your beer while it's fermenting and conditioning. If you've followed the proper procedures, it'll take care of itself. Beer is pretty self-sufficient if given a good start. +1 what the hat said
  8. Opened another bottle of this tonight. Oh man its yummy! Carb was perfect, nice coppery color, hops there but not over powering. I'm definitely making this again.
  9. You could swirl the fermenter a bit to rouse the yeast. What temp are you fermenting at?
  10. I think this forum is great! I've learned so much on here. do a lot more reading than posting, mostly because I can almost always find an answer to what i'm looking for. this forum is by far the most easy going forum i'm a part of.
  11. I've been doing biab for awhile now. I normally do 4 gallon batches and use around 10# of grain. I'm working on a recipe that is a little over 12#s. Has anyone used this much or more in a 5 gallon paint strainer?
  12. Yes I knew it would be flat. But I have done this on almost all the brews I've done. sometimes they are totally flat sometimes I get some bubbles. My last batch was well carbed in just a week. oh and my og was 1.060 and it finished at about 1.012.
  13. Experienced my first bottle bomb today. I bottled my porter on Wednesday so 4 days ago. I normally crack one early just to see how things are going. I opened one last night and it was totally flat. So I moved the bottles upstairs where its a couple degrees warmer. This morning I hear a loud crash! Took me a minute to realize what it was. I had the bottles in my pantry so it was pretty well contained. But there was two bottles broken. They were next to each other. I hope it was just a bad bottle and the explosion from that one caused the other to break as well. I put them in a cooler and back in the basement. I just hope I didn't over carb or have an infection. The bet smelled great though! Haha
  14. Had a couple a bottles of this tonight. The first was in a mr. beer pet bottle (which I haven't used in about a year) and it was amazing! Perfect carbonation, nice hop presence. The second bottle was a 22Oz glass bottle and the carb was much lower. Tasted flat, and didn't get that hop presence. I batch primed this so i'm not sure why this would happen. I will see what the next few bottles are like. Hopefully this one is just off?
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