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by wottaguy
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Where do you buy your ingredients...and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 9344

RE: Where do you buy your ingredients...and why?

Hi Barry and Welcome to the board. I have recently been using Brewmasters Warehouse and ordering my complete recipes from them. On their site you are able to create or enter your recipe and once saved into your account, you can order your recipe as a kit. I have ordered from them a couple of times n...
by wottaguy
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Beer Guns
Replies: 6
Views: 12284

RE: Beer Guns

I have used all 3 of the methods mentioned in this thread and prefer using a CPBF. I first started bottling from the keg by the racking cane in the pony tap method, which worked but was at times a bit messy. I then purchased the blichmann Beer Gun and that worked a little better. After a few bottlin...
by wottaguy
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Frozen Yeast Bank
Replies: 63
Views: 91521

Frozen Yeast Success!

Hey everyone... just thought I'd share my most recent experience with reviving my frozen yeast and all. I can say that it has been very successful too! This is the first frozen sample that I have tried to use and I found no problems reviving the little guy's! This is a sample of WLP004 Irish Ale yea...
by wottaguy
Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: trying to clone obsidian
Replies: 7
Views: 15088

RE: Obsidian...

Hiya Tim, Sorry to say that I have been off the boards for quite sometime and didn't get a chance to follow up on this. Thanks for the link to the show however...I just dl's it today and will give it a listen soon. Have you brewed their recipe yet, and if so how were your results? Sorry again.... (_)3
by wottaguy
Fri May 22, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Alt recipes and recipe development
Replies: 8
Views: 32018

RE: Commercial Alts

Wow...you're very lucky to get any. I went out "hunting" yesterday and found nothing. I asked the store's personnel and was met with blank stares and the now famous reply of, "I never heard of that kind, so it must not be a very popular beer". But I did run into one gentleman that actually knew what...
by wottaguy
Thu May 21, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Frozen Yeast Bank
Replies: 63
Views: 91521

RE: Works every time

Legman... This is indeed very good news to hear. I have yet to use any of my frozen samples as I have been growing the bank up a bit lately. I didn't have time to make a starter last week (shame on me) like i usually do, for my ESB, so my plan is to harverst from the Primary and wash, then xfer to v...
by wottaguy
Wed May 20, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Alt recipes and recipe development
Replies: 8
Views: 32018

RE: ALTS

Sure sc.. This is from the BJCP website: Commercial Examples: Altstadt brewpubs: Zum Uerige, Im Füchschen, Schumacher, Zum Schlössel; other examples: Diebels Alt, Schlösser Alt, Frankenheim Alt, Widmer Ur-Alt (no longer made i think) I'm sure there's more... I have a terribly hard time finding any e...
by wottaguy
Wed May 20, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: My first Lager / Primary fermentation question
Replies: 2
Views: 10901

RE: My first Lager / Primary fermentation question

Sounds like its doing perfectly to me! Lager yeasts aren't so violent fermenters as some of the ale yeasts are probably due to the decreased fermentation temps. Give it a lot of time to ferment out and maintain that temperature and you will have a great lager!

hope this helps!

(_)3
by wottaguy
Wed May 20, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Alt recipes and recipe development
Replies: 8
Views: 32018

RE: ALT recipes

Hi guys, Here's the updated recipe for the ALT i'll be brewing sometime next week. It's basically the same one as above, but with some minor changes as noted. I'll let you all know how it turns out too. Here it is: Recipe: HL Dusseldorf ALT-#2 Brewer: wottaguy Asst Brewer: Style: Dusseldorf Altbier ...
by wottaguy
Mon May 04, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Big Brew Day 09!
Replies: 8
Views: 22634

Big Brew Day Pics!

All,

Here's some pics of our Big Brew Day session. To view them all, just click on the link near the bottom right that says "more".

http://www.flickr.com/groups/vchbg/

Hope you enjoy them. I'm the guy that's doing all the stirring of the mash...(yeah...the "old" guy..LOL)

(_)3
by wottaguy
Mon May 04, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Big Brew Day 09!
Replies: 8
Views: 22634

More Big Brew Day 09!

Hey all, Our BIG Brew Day was very successful with only 1 no-show, but thats ok as everyone got to take more wort home with them! We had a very smooth brew day and hit the numbers as well! We did come up 2.5 gallons shy of the 30 that we planned for, but it actually worked out for the best! (less wa...
by wottaguy
Fri May 01, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Big Brew Day 09!
Replies: 8
Views: 22634

RE: National Homebrew Day

Say Legman...

We have plenty of room here...c'mon down and join us!

Thanks for the well wishes...and I hope that your holiday sessions go well too!

(_)3
by wottaguy
Fri May 01, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Big Brew Day 09!
Replies: 8
Views: 22634

Big Brew Day 09!

Well everyone, Our club decided to get together for Big Brew Day and brew the Saison Du Mont. We will be brewing a 30 gallon batch and will run it off into 6 club members kettles! The session will be held at my house and we'll be mashing 55.25 lb of malt! I'll let you all know how things go tomorrow...
by wottaguy
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Anyone ever try hickory in their beer?
Replies: 5
Views: 10960

RE: Smoking stuff...malts...etc...

Say GuardianBrew, If you have a state park close to you, they sometimes have fire pits or charcoal grills to use. Maybe you can go to the park with some charcoal briquettes, lighter fluid, and some hickory wood and start a fire. Soak the hickory for about 2 days before you go there, build the fire a...
by wottaguy
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Anyone ever try hickory in their beer?
Replies: 5
Views: 10960

RE: hickory in their beer?

Hey GuardianBrew, Have you considered smoking a lb of malt in a smoker using Hickory wood? I'm not so sure you would get that hickory flavor from introducing wood chips to the beer in the secondary. Just my thoughts mind you. But you can certainly give it a try! I recently smoked up a pound of malt ...