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by littlehop
Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What level brewer are you?
Replies: 14
Views: 21566

update

recasting my vote, ive moved to all grain now. a friend donated a commercial frig to my operation allows me to age/lager 36 cornies in the bottom half. Also I've connected with locol brewpub for free yeast and grain at cost, what a fantastic amount of support there is when you go looking for it. :lol:
by littlehop
Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First Time a Brewing
Replies: 1
Views: 4214

newbie needs help

whoa hold on there ,slow down . Welcome to the hop vine. not to be insulting but it would be wise to learn the basics before you start to develop recipees. #1 clean clean clean,#2 plan plan #3 enjoy . go to good equipment source and get a basic starter kit with ingrediants for a basic beer and start...
by littlehop
Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bottling
Replies: 9
Views: 20560

faster filling

all of billybocks sugg. are good , also would like to point out that a bottle tree saves major space and helps to smooth out washing day . One more thing a bottle filler in 3/8 or even 1/2 inch will fill faster.
by littlehop
Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: stone brewing A.B.
Replies: 6
Views: 53885

thank you for the replies

This beer has been a favorite of mine for quite some time.I've found few recipees for it and none of them are very consistant I'll post my current recipe, it comes very close with only the bitterness being a bit too low.


thanks again :D
by littlehop
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Bad Bottle Flavor?
Replies: 2
Views: 12656

gaskets

don't foget to replace the rubber gaskets on grolsh bottles if they are the least bit old they can get brittle and can be almost impossible to sanitise. oh yeah don't foget to sanitise them also, don't try to sanitise them on the bottle remove them so nothing can hide between the rubber and the top....
by littlehop
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Help on hard apple cider ingredients
Replies: 1
Views: 5359

Im also interested in making some hard cider.From what ive read cider is unfiltered juice ,still cloudy.Cider always has a more complex flavor than applejuice,so id go with the cider.As for boiling it would depend on your source,If you get cider directly from someone with a cider press and it hasn't...
by littlehop
Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: b3 kit
Replies: 4
Views: 5872

update

just wanted to update this post.hazelnut choc porter was very good,just finished the last two gallons.took it to a wedding reception rave reviews nobody had ever had anthing like it and all were curious about the inspiration to attempt a beer like that one.The most comments were that it was a desser...
by littlehop
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: All Grain
Replies: 6
Views: 10122

final gravity

assuming extraction was on schedule with the recipe I'd guess evaporation during the boil. what volume did you end up with? This would also effect hop utilization due to higher gravity during boil, if there is room in fermentor you could add water to lower gravity.It will still be beer maybe just no...
by littlehop
Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Insane Fermentation
Replies: 8
Views: 10511

ive been using safale dry yeast on cheap beers to make them even cheaper. I see this same type of activity every time with that yeast. Even on lower gravity beers. Im fermenting around 67 deg.
by littlehop
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Major disparity here
Replies: 4
Views: 11252

oxy

what is your standard aration tech. you may well have added more oxygen for your yeast than you usually get because of the scooping this would account for a better fermentation and better outcome overall.I chill with wort chiller to 75 deg. then pour kettle cotents into fermentor thru funnel this ar...
by littlehop
Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: re-using Starsan??
Replies: 6
Views: 14534

not a star san user , i use idopher and from eveything ive read complete drying is not required drip dry seems to be fine. I sanitize at the sart of my boil and by the time im ready to transfer to fermentor its ready to go and its cheap. would love some feedback on this issue , have yet to be able t...
by littlehop
Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: blow off tubes
Replies: 2
Views: 5625

blow off

the blow off tube is handy when you have an enegetic start to your fermentation, I started using a blowoff tube when I came home from !&%@ to find my airlock ten feet from the carboy and yeast on the ceiling in the kitchen, I thought that was pretty cool but the wife didn't seem to agree.Large sanit...
by littlehop
Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: stone brewing A.B.
Replies: 6
Views: 53885

stone brewing A.B.

Anyone have a clone recipe for Stone Brewings Arrogent !@#$ Ale ,Extract /grains couldn't find one in the library, local homebrew shop set me up with thier recipe but I,d like to compare before I brew,

Thank you
by littlehop
Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What level brewer are you?
Replies: 14
Views: 21566

survey

Xtract with grains. Also full corny keg setup ,only bottled first couple batches. Started brewing in '03 space constaints are hindering move to all grain. lataest creations; octoberfest it was my first lager , hazelnut choc porter, b3 bitter this ones dry hopped with an ounce of cascade (WOW!) all a...
by littlehop
Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: funny (not) taste in beer
Replies: 3
Views: 4800

time

I have noticed this effect also, but reasoned it differantly. My assumtion is that
bottles age faster ,smaller volume .Kegs tend to take more time for harsh flavors to mellow out .