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by HardcoreLegend
Thu Dec 26, 2002 7:20 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Extract boiling..or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 11317

Extract boiling..or not?

Tell me what you think of this. In a recipe on a tear-away card inside BYO magazine from Cooper's, the directions instruct the brewer to steep the specialty grains , then bring the water back to a boil, add the hops accoeding to hop schedule, and then add the malt extract (LME or DME) at the end aft...
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Dec 19, 2002 6:22 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: I'm Open!
Replies: 5
Views: 8844

Congrats!

Best of luck to you in your new store. For all the heart you put into it, I hope you have a lot of customers and many years of success.
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Dec 12, 2002 5:20 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: White Labs yeast question...
Replies: 5
Views: 5661

Re: Check the date?

Good thinking, but nope. The local brewshop I get my stuff from always has fresh stuff, and California Ale is one of the more popular/common strains.
by HardcoreLegend
Wed Dec 11, 2002 7:33 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: White Labs yeast question...
Replies: 5
Views: 5661

It's cold outside..

It's cold outside Push. But I have never had such a slow start before, or such a long lasting primary. I always ferment in my basement and never have much of any trouble with starting from the pitchable vials. Because I did'nt do anything differently, I suspected the yeast may have been the problem.
by HardcoreLegend
Wed Dec 11, 2002 6:33 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: White Labs yeast question...
Replies: 5
Views: 5661

White Labs yeast question...

I used the White Labs California ale yeast pitchable vial for my latest brew. I have used the pitchable vials quite a few times with good success. Although I believe the wort was well aerated, fermentation was not very active for about two days, and now it is still bubbling about every 8 seconds aft...
by HardcoreLegend
Sun Dec 01, 2002 6:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Final gravity Q.
Replies: 13
Views: 15253

slow as molasses...

I have been told by another brewer that adding molasses can contribute to higher final gravities, as I had this same problem with a porter I recently brewed. Also, that brewer told me to expect it to take up to 5 months for the brew to condition and balance the molasses. Good luck!
by HardcoreLegend
Wed Nov 27, 2002 2:33 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Boil time question
Replies: 1
Views: 2857

Boil time question

I am working on a recipe for a 3.5 gal batch of ectract based American Amber Ale. Because I am doing a smaller batch size, i was thinking of doing a 45 minute boil. I plan on using Cascade hops for that American Amber taste. The IBU's in my theoretical recipe are right where I want them with a 45 mi...
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Nov 14, 2002 6:29 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Irish Ale
Replies: 17
Views: 17360

I know, I know!

I know man! It's just weird. My wife was teaching college tonight, so I cleaned some bottles to have ready for my mild brown ale on Saturday. I took special care of an old flip top wine bottle that I got out of an estate sale. It looks like a huge grolsch bottle without all the embossing. It is prob...
by HardcoreLegend
Wed Nov 13, 2002 7:20 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: English Style Brown Ale
Replies: 5
Views: 23535

Sounds great!

Thanks Chris! I like the formula of that recipe. I especially like the unusual addition of a small amount of Roasted barley, which I brew with alot. I will probably make this one in December. By the way, the directions on the website for brewing this beer had some humor to it that made me laugh out ...
by HardcoreLegend
Wed Nov 13, 2002 7:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Irish Ale
Replies: 17
Views: 17360

Bottle cleaning

I know you will all think I am crazy for saying this. I enjoy cleaning bottles. I find it to be very relaxing. And because I only brew about once a month or so, bottling and cleaning isn't such a big chore really. I have nearly three cases of bottles that still need to have labels removed and cleane...
by HardcoreLegend
Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Expired Extract Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 5198

Expired Extract Kit

I have recently come into possession of a can of hopped extract that is well beyond its "best if used by" date. It is a Brewmart Czech Pilsner kit. I have heard others say that canned extract never truly goes bad, it just may darken up a bit. I am curious to try to formulate a half batch of beer, sa...
by HardcoreLegend
Wed Nov 13, 2002 9:11 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: English Style Brown Ale
Replies: 5
Views: 23535

English Style Brown Ale

English style Brown ales, I love em'! I realize this site has many brown ale recipes. I am hoping someone can reccommend a tried and true extract style recipe for me to make some. For reference, I like Newcastle, and I recently fell in love with the Nut Brown ale from RedHook brewery. Also ,for our ...
by HardcoreLegend
Sun Nov 10, 2002 3:52 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Bottle conditioning question
Replies: 6
Views: 7999

Thanks Again!

Thanks for your definitive and educatinal answers. You take such good care of us all!
by HardcoreLegend
Sun Nov 10, 2002 8:29 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Bottle conditioning question
Replies: 6
Views: 7999

Bottle conditioning question

I have a quick question aboutd a porter I brewed in late September, and bottled in early October. The recipe I created used A half bottle of molasses, and some brown sugar as adjunct ingredients. I had some problems with this batch, and the finishing gravity was slightly too high. Now, the beer has ...
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Nov 07, 2002 10:42 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: High Finishing Gravities
Replies: 5
Views: 7262

How to rouse the yeast?

Do you think that the high final gravities of these two batches may have any effect on the finished beer? Also, in a previous post,Mesa discussed rousing English ale yeast to get a complete fermentation. How hard do I need to shake that bucket to do this? When I racked the stout to secondary, the ye...