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Creeps McLane

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  1. Y'all use a website to figure your ibu's and what not? Or is this a software?
  2. Great thanks guys. Brewing that up next. Then I'm almost all out of extract... Never thought I'd see the day
  3. I feel your pain. Make sure you're controlling the temp of the wort and not just the ambient air. Do you proof your yeast. It's like giving the yeasties 30 cans of redbull before they do their job. Are you aerating your wort before pitching the yeast? It helps reduce fermentation problems. Out of my first six batches only one has tasted like a real commercialized beer. Big hopes for batches 9 & 10 though.
  4. How do you feel about the same recipe but Smooth Soft packs instead of Robust? That would be an excellent way to use my last 2 cans of WDA.
  5. Rickbeer and I are thinking of starting a brewpub (because were best friends and what not) and we need someone to hand out towels and cologne in the mens room. Im thinking slym2none has a perfect personality for this position!
  6. I hold it up to the light / window while I pour and wait until I see a tiny cloud like fizz mass on about to come out, and then I stop. #perfectpour
  7. What do yall fill your air lock with? Ive always used water but i saw someone in another forum using Star San How long can I store my mixed StarSan? I store it right in my fermentation fridge. Guesstimate without using PH strips? Anyone ever try to bottle your overflow and drink it??? Dont lie... I read up on using quick oats with my new free stout refill but Im wondering if I need another grain to accompany it or can I just steep my oats and use the HME as my accompanying grains? Yall see that beer that has a hop cone in the bottle? IPA by Ale Asylum maybe? I think thats a waste of hops
  8. You made a $70 batch on your second time making beer? Wow, we should do some colabs, I can't imagine the things I could do with that budget of yours
  9. From my very limited experience it is my understanding that basically all ales don't need a secondary fermenter, only lagers require it. I've also heard that ales never need to be cold crashed but I'm not sure why. Seems like a preference thing to me. I've also heard that you should use a yeast starter when using liquid yeast, dry yeast only needs to be proofed. Adding cold water is a very legit way of cooling wort! I've never heard anyone say otherwise. Maybe that's not how they do it but it's not a wrong way. P.S. It's 341 pm and I'm a little buzzed so take my opinion for what it's worth
  10. Yup, thats about exactly how I would describe it. How do you get rid of that? I have an IPA fermenting right now that was made with 9LBs (yes nine freaking lbs) of extract & 1.5 lbs of grain. 5 gallon batch obviously. That SOB better not taste like that or I will be one pissed off creep.
  11. Can anyone describe what I've heard people say is the "distinct extract beer taste"? I just popped open a howling red ale and it has a slight sweet taste to it. Fermented at a steady 64 degrees, no major temp swings, fermented for three weeks and conditioned for four. I did everything right and I still feel like it's not how it's supposed to taste. Maybe it's just the extract in tasting.
  12. Went with dry hopping with some cascade hops. Bottling anyday later than Wednesday.
  13. When clicking on "redeem your points" in the email this is what I get There has been an error processing your request Exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons. Error log record number: 515817255723
  14. March, really... I was so excited. Like real excited
  15. I have $58 in my subtotal before tax or shipping and im still getting charged shipping? Is there some secret? I'm signed in, I have over $50... Sometimes I feel so challenged
  16. Forgive my ignorance, but why would I be boiling water when dry hopping? I was planning on just chucking some pellets in around 3 days before bottling
  17. I still have some conditioning that I've been slowly drinking. Been conditioning for approx 7 weeks now I'd say it has good flavor just not as hoppy as I expected. That's about all I can say. Looking for a little more IPA type hop taste. That's the goal
  18. I brewed up a can of Winter Dark the other day with a LME packet of robust. Any Aroma hops that pair well with the Robust flavors? Also Its basically the defibulator dopplebock without the booster. How long should I condition for? How does one typically determine such things? Higher ABV = longer conditioning?
  19. This is the same deal I have between me and my best friend. He had everything he needs but he wants to brew at my place and our schedules almost never line up. Good luck man
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