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by Bryon
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oktoberfest inspired Ale
Replies: 19
Views: 34166

Thanks for the continued support and advice... No sugar and no added water it will be then...
by Bryon
Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oktoberfest inspired Ale
Replies: 19
Views: 34166

So, I've never racked to a secondary before, but will probably do some with this brew Tuesday... I've read that some folks put a little sugar/water in teh secondary to allow for a little extra fermentation to... produce a thin layer of carbon dioxide over the top of your beer which will help stop in...
by Bryon
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oktoberfest inspired Ale
Replies: 19
Views: 34166

Your avatar it too funny.. LOL! I picked a recipe at random from beer tools, and according to everything I'm reading here and else where, my choice was a mistake, at least as far as an Oktoberfest goes... So, I don't really blame you for asking...
by Bryon
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oktoberfest inspired Ale
Replies: 19
Views: 34166

Legman wrote:
caughtinamosh87 wrote:
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Yes Please!! I'll take two! :lol:
I'll drink to that! :mrgreen:
Was there anything else on that webpage? I didn't get to very far down it. :wink:
At least I caught your attention...
by Bryon
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oktoberfest inspired Ale
Replies: 19
Views: 34166

Re: Alt

A great source for the official style guidelines is the BJCP website . If you want to try an Alt, and can get the Long Trail brewery's beer, try the Long Trail Ale. Tuckerman's Brewing makes a nice Alt, but it's more limited in distribution. Try to keep that fermentor cool. Alts like to be fermente...
by Bryon
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oktoberfest inspired Ale
Replies: 19
Views: 34166

Need Some Advice!

OK, well it looks like, on top of my recipe/method gaffs, something maybe wrong with my yeast...

Please read and provide feedback if you have the time... Yeast are pretty lazy this time around. Is there anything I can do?
by Bryon
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oktoberfest inspired Ale
Replies: 19
Views: 34166

Well its a learning process...

Are you aware that Munich and Vienna Malts need to be mashed, not steeped? Typically, Oktoberfests contain more like 5# of Munich Malt and are a primary component of an Oktoberfest's flavor. 1/4# of Munich and 1/3# of Vienna won't give a noticeable flavor contribution. It's not going to taste much ...
by Bryon
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oktoberfest inspired Ale
Replies: 19
Views: 34166

Oktoberfest inspired Ale

Grabbed a random Oktoberfest recipe from beertools.com, swapped the years for ale yeast, and decided to make an Oktoberfest inspired Ale... Initial details can be found here... More details tomorrow here.

Comments, thoughts, suggestions?
by Bryon
Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 5 or 10 gallon cooler?
Replies: 12
Views: 15481

Well I appreciate the advice... I think, once I get some free time, I'll try the SS braid. At the very least it feels more in line with the DIY spirit of the project. If I find it to be a pain in the neck, I could always pickup a false bottom and retool... I'll try to post an update here when I move...
by Bryon
Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 5 or 10 gallon cooler?
Replies: 12
Views: 15481

Think I'll build a 5 gallon Mash Tun

I just picked up a used 5 gallon Gatorade cooler for $3 on Craig's list . My plan is to do a conversion and use it for batch sparging. I've never made an all grain beer, just intermediate recipe kits wuth extract and some grains to steep in a cheese cloth. I'm thinking a 5 gallon will do for my fir...
by Bryon
Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Where do the Presidential candidates stand on home brewing?
Replies: 2
Views: 11383

Where do the Presidential candidates stand on home brewing?

Before you say anything, this is completely beer related and completely non-partisan... I've decided to contact some of the remaining Presidential candidates yesterday (via their web sites) and ask them a few questions about beer and home brewing. I hope that someone from their campaign staff at lea...
by Bryon
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: very strange
Replies: 6
Views: 10260

Well, I bottled the beer on the following day, so I guess we'll see how it goes in a few weeks... Thanks!
by Bryon
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: very strange
Replies: 6
Views: 10260

I'd say it's been about a week. Once I put it back in the "fermenting room" the bubbler stopped. I honestly think it was jsut the slight jostling around as I went up the stairs.
by Bryon
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: very strange
Replies: 6
Views: 10260

I'm not really sure how the beer got out either, but a little (very little) did... Here's the problem with the gravity reading. I was rushed on brew day, and foolishly failed to get a gravity reading... A rookie mistake, but I had people over, and was distracted by other beer, a football game and so...
by Bryon
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: very strange
Replies: 6
Views: 10260

very strange

OK, I need some help. I brewed a batch of Brewers Best Holiday Ale, and left it in the fermenter for an extra week. Just got done sanitizing my bottles and bottling bucket, etc. And went down stairs to grab the carboy. When I got it in the kitchen I noticed some beer seeped out of the plug and dripp...