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Broox

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  1. Did the BOGO bring you back?
  2. Well, typical me, I did not follow any of the advice that I asked for. I auto siphoned into two LBKs. They are cold crashing now. I base this purely on conjecture, but surely there will be enough yeast to carb. Oh well, I will know in about six weeks.
  3. I am also dipping my toe in the 5 gallon brew lake. I picked up some stuff off craigslist. My question has to do with cold crashing. I am fermenting in the six gallon fermenter,, and my kit came with the ale pale with drilled hole and spout, but it will be quite difficult to get either one of those in the refrigerator. Can I "rack" (is that the right word?) my beer to two LBKs, then cold crash and bottle. Thoughts?
  4. I've had great luck with one domino sugar cube per twelve ounce bottle. If anything, some have been overcarbonated, but never flat.
  5. Update: I was gonna throw caution to the wind and brew it, but I took a little taste of the HME and it was truly awful. Very bitter and funky, so I tossed it out and just brewed an American lager with booster. Thanks!
  6. I didn't title the thread "ancient stuff", so that should have been a hint.
  7. I scored an old mr Beer kit from a garage sale today. The kind with the little cans of HME. The best by date was Jan and Feb of 2015. I am thinking of using them both in one batch, with new yeast. Is it even worth the time? Keeping in mind for 5$, I also got an LBK, plastic bottles, and two packs of booster that feel like concrete.
  8. Well, not taking the sack out sounds easier, so I will go that route. I do cold crash. Thanks for all the advice!
  9. So, after three weeks fermenting, I am going to remove the hop sac, then cold crash for two days. Then bottle. Then condition. Then drink. Then repeat as needed.
  10. That is what I wondered about, thanks. Do you try to get all the wort out of it?
  11. So, in less than a week, I will bottle my first batch of beer where I used hops and put the sack in the fermenter. Any tricks? Anything I need to watch out for? I don't try to take the sack out before bottling, right? I really looking for the dumb things you did when you were new, so I do different dumb things.
  12. Broox

    Intro to hops?

    Boiled those for ten minutes with an American lager and booster. Seemed like it went well, but I won't know for two months.
  13. Broox

    Intro to hops?

    I hope this is what you meant by "goldings":
  14. Broox

    Intro to hops?

    I still love ya, Nick!
  15. Broox

    Intro to hops?

    Thanks again, I will probably be there in a few months, just not yet. I really appreciate the encouragement and advice.
  16. Broox

    Intro to hops?

    @Nickfixit, wow, impressive work. That recipe is still above my skill level, but someday. Thanks
  17. Broox

    Intro to hops?

    @Nickfixit, it is funny you mention an Amber ale. About a month ago I got a Gerst Amber ale brewed by yazoo at a restaurant. I remember thinking "man, I wish I could brew a beer like this!" So l made a batch of beer with an American ale HME and a pound of muntons Amber dme. At bottling it tasted very bland, which is what got me interested in hopping. When I Google that beer, it tells me it has 11 IBU' s, SRM of 8.3, and 5.1 ABV. I couldn't find where they disclose which hops are used. I wonder how your Amber ale would compare the the Gerst?
  18. Broox

    Intro to hops?

    @MrWhy, man I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to walk me through the basics. I know this info is scattered all over this forum, but search for "hops" or "adding hops" and a million posts come up. Thanks alot. I am ready to do some experimenting.
  19. Broox

    Intro to hops?

    To be clear: " dry hopping" is just putting the hop/muslin sack in the LBK, not boiling it, correct?
  20. Ok, I am ready to try adding hops to one of my batches. I would like to make two batches, the same except add hops to one. Hmes I have on hand are American ale and lager, wiessenbier, Canadian blonde, and Oktoberfest. I am looking for hop suggestions as well as proper technique on adding them I do not like IPA style beer. Thanks, Brooks
  21. This is the extent of my labeling, only writing the batch number on the cap.
  22. I have absolutely no helpful advice, it is just good to see that I am not only one who gets impatient.
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