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by Azorean Brewer
Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Useing Grains in Brewing
Replies: 2
Views: 4999

The best way to step up to using grains

Welcome to Beer tools. The best way to step up to using grains is to start easy. You can start by using 1/2 lb. crushed Crystal and 1/2 lb. crushed cara-pils. Put the crushed grains in a muslin sack, tie it off, and soak it in one gallon 155F water for 30 minutes. Then using a collander, drain the g...
by Azorean Brewer
Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: White Labs Liquid Yeast
Replies: 2
Views: 5387

White Labs Liquid Yeast

Hi everybody ... My distributor WILL not carry white labs yeast anymore because they have screwed up their quality control. He did an experiment and found that they had way less active yeast cells than they claimed. He has started to supply Wyeast 125 ml smack pack (the big boys), and I used one thi...
by Azorean Brewer
Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your input is needed... Brewpub Survey
Replies: 18
Views: 26255

Brewpub Dislikes

Dislikes: 1.) A poor selection of beer offering types / styles (only offering 3-4 types of beer is OK as long as they are really different, but offering 3 light or dark ales does not satisfy everyone). I like seeing 6 brews on tap minimum. 2.) Too much cigarette smoke. I like frequenting California ...
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Ingredients "you tell me"
Replies: 3
Views: 5528

Whoa ... that's a lot of infomation, and yet not enough :-)

Jimmy, Are you going to make a 5 gallon batch ? Do you want to make a lager or ale ? is that all of the ingredients you have ? Let's assume that you do in fact want to make a 5 gallong batch and it is going to be a lager, you'll need 9 lbs. base malt (IE: Pilsen / Munich) and 1 pound of the medium ?...
by Azorean Brewer
Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Been in carboy for a while!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 5539

Should be OK, but try it first

Mackie, Clean a racking tube, and extract some out and taste it, I think you should be OK. don't worry about the "mildew" it is probably hop seeds ... You did not specify what you made so I am assuming an Ale, I have left ales in the carboy for 6-8 weeks, and lagers for 3 months and everything was g...
by Azorean Brewer
Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Becks or Budvar Clone
Replies: 7
Views: 19305

I don't remember ...

Slugger,

I read the recipe back a while ago, did it call for corn grits, I can't remember, and I don't have the magazine right now ... I have used grits before (only once) I didn't like the off flavor it left ...

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Lazy Yeast in an English Pale Ale
Replies: 4
Views: 7271

Hydrometer reading

Hi, and welcome to beertools.com The only REAL way to tell if your beer is done fermenting or stuck is to take a hydrometer reading. Carefully remove the float part of your air lock (if you have a three piecer) using a piece of adhesive tape, and then slowly remove the the lid and scoop out one cup ...
by Azorean Brewer
Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: stone brewing A.B.
Replies: 6
Views: 53887

Try Brew your own Magazine

I think I remember a recipe clone in B.Y.O. Magazine, try them, but I maybe mistaken ... good luck,

Paul.

http://www.byo.com
by Azorean Brewer
Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Stella Artois Clone
Replies: 2
Views: 7088

Archives turned this up

Welcome to Beer Tools,

I looked in the archives and found one entry, you didn't specify all grain or extract but here is what I found.

http://www.beertools.com/html/recipe.php?view=3584

Regards,

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Is my starter ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 8856

Dave, Welcome to the forum

We're glad to have you join, I have not had good luck with smack packs. The problem that I have had with Wyeast is that the smack packs can varry a lot from one batch to another. My recommendation is to find out if WhiteLabs Liquid yeast is available in your area, this variety of yeast (to me) is fa...
by Azorean Brewer
Tue May 24, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Sanitizing w/ C-Brite
Replies: 3
Views: 8819

Sterilizing vs. sanitizing

Loot, You have touched on a very subjective topic. We have all asked the same question at one time or another in our brewing experience. First you need to understand that sanitizing is not the same thing as sterilizing. Although they may sound the same they are not. Sanitizing means to make clean, s...
by Azorean Brewer
Tue May 24, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Not enough sugar
Replies: 3
Views: 7726

Problems with sugar

Hi,

Some problems with sugars are that they can lend a cidery taste to your beer. Can you give us an idea of the recipe specifics ? this might help us to understand what you are trying to make ...

Regards,

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Mon May 23, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: What's wrong with my fermentation?
Replies: 2
Views: 5744

Type of fermenter

Guys, What I found out too, is that when using a plastic (food grade) primary fermenter, the lid may let some off gasing out if it is not very tight, and this would cause a lack of air lock activety but still be fermenting. My first bucket lid didn't fit tight at all I didn't get any air lock active...
by Azorean Brewer
Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: all grain superior?.....
Replies: 11
Views: 12293

My suggestion is ...

Goose, If you make the Best Bitters, let it age 4 weeks after bottling, and it gets even better with age from there, use no more than 3/4 cup corn sugar for priming, with a full 5+ gallons OK? this one doesn't need to be overly carbonated ... I usually shoot for 5.5 gallons in the primary, yielding ...
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: all grain superior?.....
Replies: 11
Views: 12293

most malts are ...

Most of todays malts are well modified with the minor exception of 6 row which requires step mashing to aid in the conversion (acid rest, protien rest etc ...). If you use a quality 2 row pale or pilsner, or munich, or vienne malt with less than 20% of specialty (crystal malts) you will be in good s...