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by Benjamin1c
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Budweiser American Ale
Replies: 0
Views: 6676

Budweiser American Ale

Every once in a while, a mainstream commercial brew will come out with its attempt at a "craft brew", perhaps in an attempt to reach out to the growing niche of pickier drinkers and homebrewers, of which I am both :-) Budweiser American Ale, I don't remember, but I think has been out for some time. ...
by Benjamin1c
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: A month in the primary... way too long?
Replies: 7
Views: 16721

so far, so good

Ok, week in the bottle, and I don't think a month in primary damaged it (or not much). Perhaps a bit more yeasty taste, which should go away in few weeks. One thing, the hop aroma (this is pale ale) is noticeable, but does not deliver the great powerful bouqet I get from the best commercial examples...
by Benjamin1c
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: A month in the primary... way too long?
Replies: 7
Views: 16721

thanks

thanks for all the info; its been bottled now for about 4 days. Generally I know its best to wait about 2 weeks, but knowing me, in a couple more days I'll be taking a "sample", so then I'll know if there is anything grievously out-of-kilter with it. If so, I'll let y'all know so as to avoid my erro...
by Benjamin1c
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Early Cold Snap in the NW
Replies: 4
Views: 13357

Under tank Aquarium heater

I've had similar ideas, but for an under tank aquarium heater designed for an aquarium rather than for reptiles, since these supposedly automatically regulate the temperature of a fluid. Check out this link: http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-HEATER-Aquarium-Heater-Watts/dp/B0006JLPFE This product, if you ...
by Benjamin1c
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: A month in the primary... way too long?
Replies: 7
Views: 16721

thanks for the input. Not sure of the OG... broke my hydrometer some time back :-( however, beertools calculator tells me should finish at 5.5% with the extract I used, so figure moderately high gravity. It is an ale, but a pale ale, not lager. I hope that complex fruity ale taste kinda masks any ye...
by Benjamin1c
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: A month in the primary... way too long?
Replies: 7
Views: 16721

A month in the primary... way too long?

Ok, I know there is different opinions on this. I usually try to bottle from the primary (don't yet own a secondary container) after 2 weeks, or at least before 3. Had some things going on last weekend, and the week before, and so here I am pushing four weeks when I might bottle. Its such a chore so...
by Benjamin1c
Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Nottingham yeast RECALLED... what the...
Replies: 1
Views: 6593

oops... posted prematurely. Anyway, I returned home, armed with my Safale, wondering about this supposed "infection". Actually, a bit on internet research told me there was one other recall, back in '09 I think. And, from what I gathered on other brewing message boards, it is NOT supposed to be due ...
by Benjamin1c
Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Nottingham yeast RECALLED... what the...
Replies: 1
Views: 6593

Nottingham yeast RECALLED... what the...

okay, so I found out this little bit of information just this morning after I made an 'emergency' trip for an extra packet of yeast. I was up late last night, on a complicated extract recipe for what surely could be a kick butt brown (might even name it that if it works out :-) Pitched my packet of ...
by Benjamin1c
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 2774

Thank you for your in-depth response!
by Benjamin1c
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: A little help...
Replies: 1
Views: 2862

I thought the current show was neat, again. Instructional, if someone were just starting out. I was wondering too, are you going to get into more of the technical kind of details as the show progresses, like different kinds of yeasts, fermentation temperture, different specialty grains and how to us...
by Benjamin1c
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fav beer type?
Replies: 13
Views: 18977

My favorite beer... Ohh, boy... dude, thats like asking what my favorite kind of girl is, where to start? I mean, you got yer blondes, reds, dark and exotic, pale and bubbly, pleasantly stout, slender and tall... oops, right, we're talking about beer :-) All depends, but some styles seem advanced en...
by Benjamin1c
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Beer Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 8793

helios

I just tried Helios Ale the other day, from Victory Brewing Co. I guess techinically this is a Belgian style beer. The taste was very complex to my palate, fruity, and definitely citrusey... likely from the hops. This was hopped more like an IPA, and strong too. Well, look forward to the next episod...
by Benjamin1c
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: What equipment?
Replies: 9
Views: 22646

Another interesting show. I look forward to seeing what recipe you use in your brew for the next show, and how it turns out.

As for the stout... too hoppy huh? yup, I guess I've been there a few times too, I like my stout on the malty side.
by Benjamin1c
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Standard Recipes That Will Work With The Mr. Beer Kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 11630

I also got started out using Mr. Beer. I got it for christmas couple years ago. It was neat, with the cute little labeled malt cans and different recipes you can follow. And at least it gets you acquianted with the basic process. I found out really quick, however, how un-economic it is to use the Mr...
by Benjamin1c
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: quick and rough (but practical?) all-grain method
Replies: 4
Views: 6312

thanks fellas, I just looked it up and saw you can buy a bunch of paint bags at a time for like 5 bucks, good idea so long as its made out of appropriate material (it needs to take the heat after all). I do own a large cooler, unfortunately doesn't have a spigot. I'll probably pick one up at some po...