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Creeps McLane

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  1. Some of y'all might have seen me friend you and wonder who the heck that is. Djmakeshift86 is Creeps Mclane's alter ego.
  2. Glad to see another Wisconsin home Brewer. Cheers

    1. Newmoon brewer

      Newmoon brewer

      Very good to see another Wisconsinite too! How long have you been brewing? I just started with MB in November.

    2. Creeps McLane

      Creeps McLane

      About 8 months, 19 batches. I use MB and morebeer kits and now kinda AG biab batches. Fun stuff 

  3. Saw a nice pot at Walmart the other day for $7.99. Canning aisle. Looked like stainless to me. Probably real thin though
  4. Isn't MB just like one step? Doesn't one step neutralize after a few hours???? This is why I switched to an acid based sanitizer
  5. I brew in a bag. You're in a world of new discoveries. I watched a video on you tube the other night of a guy who did a BIAB on the stove top and had it full to the top the whole time. He did a good job but I wouldn't do that. Seems dangerous and wasteful in the event of a boil over. to be honest, when you start typing mathematical equations you start to lose me. Brew smith has a watch volume calculator right? I'd try that. Between grain absorbion and boil off you lose more than you may expect. Sparging will help, but most videos I've seen on BIAB have a longer mash time and no sparge. I started the other day with 6.5 gallons in my mash and ended with less than 5 gallons, no sparge.
  6. Just got this yesterday and it works great. Cheaper than The johnson controls temp controller but still no assembly required so id pick it over the STC-1000. Youd still need a heat source but seedling mats are cheap. smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B011296704?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
  7. I've watched a lot of Biab videos lately and they all filter the hips in some way. I've never done it yet but there has to be a reason why people do it right? Clarity? I want clear beer too
  8. I seen people make their own hop spider with a kitchen drain or pvc reducer coupling with a grain bag attached. That would be less than $10. Might actually make one this weekend.
  9. One step is a waste of money. star San however is like gods gift to Brewers. I just keep my 5 gal carboy full and it lasts for months.
  10. Can we brew together some day? Seems like you are just laid back and have all your s**t figured out. Not to mention your discount on supplies at the lhbs... It's not that at all....
  11. Next weekend I think Ill try to turn out 3 batches. For Sure out of the recipes I posted last night I plan on making the Holy Hoppy Hell and the Slim Dorilldo. Ill have my brew buddy there too so so maybe he can brew up this one "Lazy Left Rye" while im in the driveway working with my new Dark Star 2.0 outdoor cooker. Supposed to be in the 40's here in a week. Compared to the single digits weve had all this weekend
  12. Sir Kenneth blonde makes 2 gals for $29.99 morebeer! Hop Blonde PM extract kit makes 5 gallons for $24.99 6 gal MB CAL refill, $47 finally someone points this out...
  13. This is on my to brew list. im going to start BIAB as soon as it gets a little warmer in WI. Maybe next weekend. So this one would be split between 2 LBKs
  14. I agree with you, I have 2 different list of hops and they both say Amarillo is an Aroma hop. However in the notes it says can be used as both bittering and Aroma. So I figure if most use it for aroma, then ill use it for Bittering, cuz thats what I do. Breaking the molds. But from my understanding any addition for longer than 35 minutes is still a bittering addition. Basically I have a lb of 8 different hops and I need to find uses for them... The struggle is real
  15. BIAB Halls Honey Brown Ale Recipe BIAB Halls Honey Brown Ale Style American Brown Ale Brewer Batch 4.25 gal All Grain Recipe Characteristics Recipe Gravity 1.060 OG Estimated FG 1.015 FG Recipe Bitterness 41 IBU Alcohol by Volume 5.8% Recipe Color 27° SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.6% Ingredients Quantity Grain Type Use 8.00 lb Victory Malt Grain Mashed 1.00 lb CaraPils - [Body, Head] Grain Mashed 0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (US)- [Chocolate, Coffee, Nutty, Toasted] Grain Mashed 0.75 lb Honey Malt (Canadian) Grain Mashed Quantity Hop Type Time 0.25 oz Warrior -Bittering aromatic properties due to its low cohumulone content Pellet 60 minutes 0.50 oz Sorachi Ace - Spicy, herbal hop with a hint of citrus. Can be used as both a bittering and aroma hop Pellet 20 minutes 0.50 oz Sorachi Ace - Spicy, herbal hop with a hint of citrus. Can be used as both a bittering and aroma hop Pellet 10 minutes 1.00 oz Mount Hood - Spicy aroma clean bittering similar to Hallertau Pellet 5 minutes 1.00 oz Sorachi Ace - Spicy, herbal hop with a hint of citrus. Can be used as both a bittering and aroma hop Pellet 0 minutes Quantity Misc Notes 1.00 unit Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast Yeast English: Temperature Range: 59°-75° F medium attenuation with medium to high flocculation Recipe Notes Batch Notes
  16. Slim Dorilldo IPA Recipe Slim Dorilldo IPA Style American IPA Brewer Batch 4.25 gal All Grain Recipe Characteristics Recipe Gravity 1.075 OG Estimated FG 1.019 FG Recipe Bitterness 90 IBU Alcohol by Volume 7.3% Recipe Color 11° SRM Alcohol by Weight 5.7% Ingredients Quantity Grain Type Use 10.00 lb Pale Ale Malt - [Rich, Malt, Biscuit, Nutty] Grain Mashed 1.00 lb Crystal 40L - [Body, Caramel, Head, Sweet] Grain Mashed 1.00 lb CaraPils - [Body, Head] Grain Mashed Quantity Hop Type Time 1.00 oz Simcoe - Bittering woodsy pine, mahogany/walnut wood aroma, with some resinous/candy-like and citrus character. Pellet 60 minutes 1.00 oz El Dorado Pellet 35 minutes 1.00 oz Amarillo - Floral, tropical, and citrus. Excellent flavor/aroma hop for American ales Pellet 5 minutes 1.00 oz Amarillo - Floral, tropical, and citrus. Excellent flavor/aroma hop for American ales Pellet 0 minutes Quantity Misc Notes 0.50 unit WhirlFloc Fining 1/2 Tablet per 5 gallons 15 minutes before flameout 1.00 unit Safale S-05 Dry Ale Yeast Yeast American: Temperature Range: 59°-75° F 11.5 GRAMS Recipe Notes Batch Notes
  17. Lazy Left Rye IPA Recipe Lazy Left Rye IPA Style American IPA Brewer Batch 5.00 gal Partial Mash Recipe Characteristics Recipe Gravity 1.076 OG Estimated FG 1.019 FG Recipe Bitterness 73 IBU Alcohol by Volume 7.4% Recipe Color 10° SRM Alcohol by Weight 5.8% Ingredients Quantity Grain Type Use 6.00 lb Two-row (US) Grain Mashed 0.50 lb CaraPils - [Body, Head] Grain Mashed 3.30 lb Briess LME - Rye Extract Extract 3.30 lb Briess LME - Pilsen Light Extract Extract Quantity Hop Type Time 1.00 oz Amarillo - Floral, tropical, and citrus. Excellent flavor/aroma hop for American ales Pellet 60 minutes 0.50 oz Sorachi Ace - Spicy, herbal hop with a hint of citrus. Can be used as both a bittering and aroma hop Pellet 40 minutes 1.00 oz Amarillo - Floral, tropical, and citrus. Excellent flavor/aroma hop for American ales Pellet 20 minutes 0.50 oz Sorachi Ace - Spicy, herbal hop with a hint of citrus. Can be used as both a bittering and aroma hop Pellet 10 minutes 1.00 oz Amarillo - Floral, tropical, and citrus. Excellent flavor/aroma hop for American ales Pellet 5 minutes Quantity Misc Notes 1.00 unit Safale S-05 Dry Ale Yeast Yeast American: Temperature Range: 59°-75° F 11.5 GRAMS Recipe Notes Batch Notes
  18. PLAYING AROUND WITH QBREW TONIGHT. I USED TO HANG WITH FRIENDS, NOW I MAKE RECIPES Holy Hoppy Hell Helen!!! Recipe Holy Hoppy Hell Helen!!! Style American IPA Brewer Batch 5.00 gal All Grain Recipe Characteristics Recipe Gravity 1.074 OG Estimated FG 1.019 FG Recipe Bitterness 102 IBU Alcohol by Volume 7.2% Recipe Color 10° SRM Alcohol by Weight 5.7% Ingredients Quantity Grain Type Use 12.00 lb Two-row (US) Grain Mashed 1.00 lb Aromatic Malt (Belgian) - [Aromatic, Malty] Use 5% - 15% Grain Mashed 0.50 lb CaraPils - [Body, Head] Grain Mashed Quantity Hop Type Time 1.00 oz Warrior -Bittering aromatic properties due to its low cohumulone content Pellet 60 minutes 1.00 oz Galena - Bittering hop with clean, pungent and very bitter Pellet 35 minutes 1.00 oz Warrior -Bittering aromatic properties due to its low cohumulone content Pellet 10 minutes 1.00 oz Mt. Hood - Aroma -Mild, herbal and somewhat pungent or spicy Pellet 5 minutes Quantity Misc Notes 1.00 unit Safale S-05 Dry Ale Yeast Yeast American: Temperature Range: 59°-75° F 11.5 GRAMS Recipe Notes Batch Notes
  19. Pulls up on Untappd as 5% ABV, youre at approx 4% so based on that Id say you have a week to go yet. Basically, 14 days is too early to bottle ever. The most I would rush things is 18 days fermenting and 3 days cold crashing and then bottling. Take your time and be patient. It will make the difference of you brewing beer thats barely drinkable vs beer that you have to hide from your friends cuz you make the best damn beer in town!!!
  20. Thats how mine turned out too. I thought it was much darker due to a 45 minute hop stand at approx 170 degrees. Mine had MASSIVE centennial hop flavor. Did you get that too? Centennial in pretty low on my favorite hop flavor list.
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