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by Bender
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Holiday ale ending gravity still high
Replies: 5
Views: 8399

Well it worked out just fine. FG wound up being 1.011 ABV=7.3. Also took a growler to a local beerposium for others to sample and it was a big hit. Working on a chocolate chili ipa next
cheers
by Bender
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Holiday ale ending gravity still high
Replies: 5
Views: 8399

tap water measures as close to 1.001 at 68F and my coffee porter and sage IPA (brewed after holiday ale) were right on the mark for my recipes. I used 9lbs of amber LME and 1 bottle of Lyles golde syrup along with some grains. So I think it was the yeast that possibly stalled. So I went out yesterda...
by Bender
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Holiday ale ending gravity still high
Replies: 5
Views: 8399

Holiday ale ending gravity still high

Brewed a holiday ale extract w/OG at 1.065 and the FG was 1.040 The yeast I used was a Wyeast smack pack 1056 and I did a yeast starter. When I pitched it I had activity in less then 8 hours and continued as any normal brew I do. Once it stopped completely 13 days later I transferred it to a seconda...
by Bender
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: using Malto-dextrin
Replies: 1
Views: 3803

using Malto-dextrin

I am brewing up a oatmeal stout (extract) and was going to add some to the beer. Do I need to add it to the boil or can I add it to the primary? secondary?
Thanks
by Bender
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Bottle Condition Lager Temp
Replies: 5
Views: 8048

the colder the better and the longer the better. I've had mine at 52-55F and just tapped the keg the other day :D :D after a month now it will condition in the keg for another
Cheers
Bender
by Bender
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Pumpkin - How to use
Replies: 2
Views: 5223

carving pumpkins (bitter and not designed for consumption-I think) are not the same as sweet pumpkins used for beer, pie... By roasting the sweet pumpkin you will get more caramelization as well as breaking it down. I have never dry pumpkined and would be cautious of bacteria. Good luck
Cheers
Bender
by Bender
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: combining different extracts ?
Replies: 6
Views: 7267

Thanks for the info
I'll look into the book Brewing Classic Styles
Cheers
by Bender
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: DME Vers Liquid
Replies: 3
Views: 5263

James,
Thanks for the feedback. I have been using DME as well. While its a bit more $ I feel its worth it. Was just wondering.
Cheers
by Bender
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: combining different extracts ?
Replies: 6
Views: 7267

combining different extracts ?

When creating a recipe say 13C (oatmeal stout) kepping everything else constant is there a difference and or preference from using all dark extract (dme or liquid) as opposed to using a combination of dark and light other then it would change the final color? I am trying to add more character via th...
by Bender
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: DME Vers Liquid
Replies: 3
Views: 5263

DME Vers Liquid

Is there a advantage of using dme over liquid? Which would be better for extract brewing? Or does it depend on the style of beer being made? For example is DME better for stouts and liquid better for wheat beers? Any help is much appreciated. The only thing I can come up with is it appears there are...
by Bender
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Wyeast:
Replies: 1
Views: 4847

I just picked this up for a extract recipe of a Kolsch recipe. Let you know in a month or so.
by Bender
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Fezziwig anyone???
Replies: 4
Views: 7906

yes please share. Having lived right down the street from the R&D in J.P. and sampled several pints at Doyle's. I purchase their holiday pack just for the Fezziwg. I've always wanted to make this. So please let us know how it turned out.
by Bender
Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: BeerTools Ingredient Database ... is it missing anything?
Replies: 62
Views: 216489

I am using recipe generator and recipe calculator. Neither of these do I see a area to input my cost. You suggested my ingredients. Is this a different program? I'm using version 2.0 of the grnerator where I put all my ingredients used after naming the beer and amount of boil...and then go to recipe...
by Bender
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: wood aged old ale
Replies: 0
Views: 4039

wood aged old ale

I plan on brewing (extract - 3 gal boil) a 19A Old Ale this Weekend and was wondering what any of you think of the recipe. As I still have time to go out and pick up additional ingredients, or just go with it. Note: I will also be aging this in the beer cellar for a few months at constant cooler tem...
by Bender
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: BeerTools Ingredient Database ... is it missing anything?
Replies: 62
Views: 216489

when you put in a recipe it calculates a cost to brew. Where does this figure come from? It it an average? Is there a way to actually input what I paid for the ingredients (all of them) to get a accurate cost? Also is there a way to put a price in for other items such as canned pumpkin, vanilla bean...