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by Azorean Brewer
Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Time to start compiling your Oktoberfest recipes
Replies: 0
Views: 3751

Time to start compiling your Oktoberfest recipes

Beer tools team, It is not too early to start getting ready for Oktoberfest, a true Marzen is lagered for 90 days, so if you want to start drinking your's for Sept / Oct time frame, your recipe needs to be in the carboy by June. You have a month and a half to formulate, purchase, brew, ferment, and ...
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:27 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: all grain superior?.....
Replies: 11
Views: 13808

Easy and really good

If you are looking for a good first time batch, try my Best Bitters it is under the recipe archive, simply search for "Containing the text" Azorean, you will see all of my recipes, and you can find this one there, but in a nut shell it is very basic, and very good 8 Lbs. Pale 2 row malt .75 Lbs. 60 ...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:24 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: all grain superior?.....
Replies: 11
Views: 13808

A Few others ...

Billy was right. What I find about all grain (I have been for over 3 years now) is the fermentability I achieve. I get way lower Final Gravities with all grain, plus the complexity that you can achieve by "blending" different malts is amazing. I never made beer this good before all grain. Also I con...
by Azorean Brewer
Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Slow Fermentation
Replies: 1
Views: 4673

Wow ... try this

James, What temp are your carboys at? You might want to try and warm them up a bit to say 72F-75F ? ? ? No more than 80F, that might jump start the yeast ... either way tough situation, I know what you mean about "Da-bomb" ... I had a few exposives in my past too ... the room stunk for weeks afterwa...
by Azorean Brewer
Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Quickly Maturing Recipe
Replies: 2
Views: 4800

Try this

Billy, My Harp lager clone is a big hit with everyone who drinks it, I know you are looking for an Ale, my best bitters is also very good, check them out in the archives, do a "search for text containing" Azorean OK? Both are drinkable in 3 weeks ... Azorean Brewer's Harp Clone Azorean Brewer's Best...
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Secondary Fermentation in a 6.5 Gal plastic bucket ???
Replies: 5
Views: 12817

Yup I agree

When I first started brewing I didn't have carboys either, and I used plastic buckets with lids / airlocks for 2 week secondary ... My advice is GO FOR IT ... until you can afford / acquire a carboy ... you'll be better off secondarying in plastic than not at all. I agree with James and Billy. Good ...
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: I've finally roosted in a new brewhouse...
Replies: 2
Views: 13092

Welcome Back

Eric good to have you back, get settled in and fill us in OK?

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: funny (not) taste in beer
Replies: 3
Views: 5456

I am not sure

Cao, I am not sure what the taste is or if you are not rinsing enough, but I do know You should NOT use chlorine in Stainless Steel it will attack the metal ... I'll let others comment as well ... I use PBW (Powdered Brewer's Wash), I actaully make my own ... 2 parts TSP/90 and one part washing soda...
by Azorean Brewer
Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Designing a recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 7244

Try this

Sholbert I believe that it is calculated from the total batch size. 10 % of your bill will be the specialty that you are adding. So if your recipe calls for 10 % adjunct, and it uses 4 pounds pale malt, and 5 pounds of extract and 1 pound of adjunct, this one percent will be 10% of the total 10 poun...
by Azorean Brewer
Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: 2nd Gen Yeast
Replies: 3
Views: 6003

What I have been doing

James, I have been trying to save money as well. What me and a friend (he also brews) have been doing for some time now is schedule brew dates so it coincides with racking from primary to secondary. For example, on batch #1 is to start a yeast starter one to two days ahead with a tube of Whitelabs f...
by Azorean Brewer
Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Lager Yeast Performance
Replies: 2
Views: 8176

Interesting topic

Bill, What temp's are you fermenting at, both primary (how long) and secondary (also how long). I have been stumbling through the lagering process not very scientifically, primary starting at 70F for one day, putting it in a chest freezer at 55F for two days, and dropping it to 45-50F for 5 more day...
by Azorean Brewer
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: In search of great recipes...
Replies: 9
Views: 11785

Good points,

Rich and Anne, I am sure that Jason is on the up and up, but this makes everybody think about what colud happen in any situation ... there are so many people out there waiting to take advantage of unsuspecting public ... it's a shame where we have gotten to as a society ... Thanks again for keeping ...
by Azorean Brewer
Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Dry Hopping
Replies: 5
Views: 10090

Careful with those panty hose

Yak and Brew Industry uses some pretty strong dyes for those hose, even the "nude" ones. I would not recommend using panty hose for any part of homebrewing. I always dry hop just throwing the hops in the bottom of the carboy and let it go. They WILL settle out, I promise. I know from experience if y...
by Azorean Brewer
Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: yeast, how old is toooo old
Replies: 4
Views: 6755

Dry probably lasts longer

Yak,

I think the dry might intially be winning out but the liquid will catch up ... I have used whitelabs 8 months past expiration with good results, I always make a starter and don't brew until I have krausen in my starter ... good luck,

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Too high to bottle?
Replies: 6
Views: 10945

Good Points

Sholbert, Billy knows what he is talking about. We need to know the recipe ingredients and if you used dry yeast or liquid, and whether or not you made a starter or not etc ... regardless as stated go ahead and bottle, and let us know how it turned out OK, Regardless, welcome to the BeerTools commun...