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by HardcoreLegend
Thu Nov 07, 2002 5:15 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: High Finishing Gravities
Replies: 5
Views: 7246

High Finishing Gravities

Please help me. I don't know what is wrong here, but I am in a brewing slump. My last three beers all finished way too high. The first was a Porter, and that one was my fault. The last two were a stout and a mild brown ale. For both of them, the OG were acceptable. The only thing I have done differe...
by HardcoreLegend
Sun Nov 03, 2002 1:25 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: One Step Sanitizer
Replies: 2
Views: 4462

One Step Sanitizer

Hello Brewers! I've got a question about the cleaner I've been using for my homebrew gearstuffs. I've been using "One Step" no rinse cleaner for a long time now. It says that it "cleans with oxygen". It does not say on the packaging or at the company's website what the actual chemical in this item i...
by HardcoreLegend
Fri Oct 25, 2002 7:01 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Recipe advice for specialty grains
Replies: 3
Views: 57285

Recipe advice for specialty grains

I am working on some new recipes and would like some advice from other brewers regarding the use of specialty grains, specifically Chocolate malt and Roasted Barley. I am formulating an English Brown Ale and wish to use a 1/4 lb. of the Roasted Barley and 1/4 lb of Chocolate in an extract 5 gal. bat...
by HardcoreLegend
Mon Oct 14, 2002 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: need more info plz
Replies: 8
Views: 8911

Answers

1. Local print advertising 2.I agree with the thing about parking the other guy said. Location is secondary to parking. 3. I like to support my local homebrew shop. If they don't have it, they will get it for me. Having said that, they have a truly excellent selection of products at competitive pric...
by HardcoreLegend
Sun Oct 13, 2002 3:24 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Malt extracts...More info please!
Replies: 5
Views: 22014

Malt extracts...More info please!

I posted this topic here a few weeks ago, but did not get too much response from you guys. My local homebrew shop has an excellent selection of liquid malt extracts that they sell all for the same price. They sell Cooper's, Munton's, John Bull, Northwestern, Briess, Montmellick, and maybe a couple o...
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Oct 10, 2002 10:22 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Ice Ice Baby
Replies: 9
Views: 9548

This post gave me a great idea.

What about this? Fill a couple of small plastic bottles full of water, then freeze them. I'm not sure you could boil them unless they were glass, but I'm sure you could easily sanitize them before immersing them into the hot wort. I am an extract brewer with a small boiling kettle that usually boils...
by HardcoreLegend
Sun Sep 29, 2002 3:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: High finished gravity
Replies: 1
Views: 3699

High finished gravity

I recently brewed a Porter that is currently in the secondary. I racked from the primary before achieving final gravity and now it won't budge. It was projected to finish at 1.010ish but it is at 1.019. What should I do about this? Should I get some more yeast and throw it on? Or should I just bottl...
by HardcoreLegend
Sat Sep 28, 2002 6:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ages..
Replies: 15
Views: 13700

Gen X Brewer

I am 30. Happy to have come of age during the micro boom days of the early mid 90's.
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Sep 26, 2002 6:24 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Malt Extract Choices....
Replies: 2
Views: 4009

Malt Extract Choices....

My local homebrew shop carries a good selection of malt extracts. They have Munton's, Cooper's, John Bull, Montmellick, Briess, and Northwestern. For those of us who use liquid malt extracts, would any of you guys recommend a particular one, and why. I am interested to know which is the best quality...
by HardcoreLegend
Sat Sep 21, 2002 4:18 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Starting Secondary
Replies: 4
Views: 4567

Starting Secondary

I am an extract brewer. I brewed a Porter on Thursday that I want to bottle relatively quickly, but still want to do a brief secondary fermentation. So, my question is; Is it bad to rack from the primary to the secondary too quickly? I don't want to affect the FG.Thanks!
by HardcoreLegend
Sun Sep 08, 2002 8:49 pm
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: FAQ's ?
Replies: 8
Views: 10306

Use of adjuncts

I think a glossary or virtual library could be helpful to explain the character imparted by certain ingredients, especially adjuncts. I am developing new recipes all the time using your site, and I think it could be quite useful. For instance, what if I added oatmeal to a recipe? What results would ...
by HardcoreLegend
Mon Sep 02, 2002 12:18 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Using dry yeast
Replies: 5
Views: 7953

Thanks Mesa!

You are so helpful. I agree that when you are shooting for a very unique style, a liquid yeast strain is very desirable. But for standard ale types, it's nice to know there is an alternative. Thanks again!
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:59 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Using dry yeast
Replies: 5
Views: 7953

Using dry yeast

I have been using White Labs pitchable yeast vials for my last few batches of beer and have had good results. Most of those batches were using "specialty" type ale yeasts like Scottish, or Hefeweizen. I am about to brew a Porter and was considering using a good quality dry ale yeast since it is less...
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Aug 15, 2002 1:16 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Vanilla Porter
Replies: 6
Views: 13048

Yeah, but how much?

I am fine with using vanilla extract, but how much should I add for my one gallon experiment?
by HardcoreLegend
Wed Aug 14, 2002 9:52 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Vanilla Porter
Replies: 6
Views: 13048

Vanilla Porter

I will be brewing a 5 gallon extract batch of porter soon and want to try a little experiment. I am going to seperate the beer into two secondary fermenters. I will put the first gallon into one carboy and the remainder in another. In the first carboy with one gallon of beer I would like to add a va...