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by Dr Strangebrew
Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:36 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: search for crystal hops
Replies: 4
Views: 5812

Found some on the web

Try I saw some on their site.
by Dr Strangebrew
Mon Nov 03, 2003 12:26 pm
Forum: Online Tools
Topic: Low OG?
Replies: 6
Views: 13083

Theory vs Reality

I looked at your 'Lotsa Hopsa' recipe. Your recipe indicates that you used 8lbs of 'light liquid extract.' Theoretically, you would hit the target gravity calculated by beertools if the extract potential of your brand of extract is the same as the'generic' liquid extract set up by beertools calculat...
by Dr Strangebrew
Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:03 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Anchor Steam beer clone yeast question
Replies: 3
Views: 6644

Hope this helps...

Yesterday I finished a keg of a California Common that was brewed at ale temps using White Labs 810 lager yeast. I thought the same thing when I pitched the yeast, but let it ferment at 72 degrees F anyway. I didn't have a problem, it tasted great. If you want to brew an authentic California Common ...
by Dr Strangebrew
Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:12 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: help with boiling the wort??
Replies: 7
Views: 6240

Yes be very careful

Make sure that you allow plenty of headspace in your fermenter especially for beers with a high OG. Also, and this goes hand in hand with high OG beers, make sure that if you pitch a large yeast starter you allow plenty of headspace. I brewed a Russian Imperial Stout with an OG of 1.132 I pitched 2 ...
by Dr Strangebrew
Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:28 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: I have sinned. Please advise.
Replies: 11
Views: 10851

Sounds risky...

Is saving a few bucks worth even taking the risk of spoiling a batch? Imagine thinking you got them cleaned and sanitized only to contaminate your first batch in six months! That sounds too risky to me, I say toss'em. But if you really want to keep them I would reccomend soaking them in hot water an...
by Dr Strangebrew
Mon Oct 13, 2003 4:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Newbie needs help w/ fermentation
Replies: 4
Views: 6203

Maybe I'm over thinking this...

Relax. I think that Push Eject has the right idea. I use white labs yeast exclusively. I take the vial out of the fridge as I get my equipment ready to brew. After awhile it just becomes habit. But as for this batch, I would certainly pitch another vial of the same strain tommorrow if you don't see ...
by Dr Strangebrew
Wed Oct 08, 2003 6:12 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Kegging Q
Replies: 15
Views: 16475

I you really want to save money...

It may not be as pretty as KBrau's set up, but you could drop down to your local appliance store and get an old, reconditioned full-size fridge. I got one for about 60 bucks. I can fit three kegs, regulator and the CO2 tank in it. Or one keg and a fermenter for the occaisional lager. Its far from pr...
by Dr Strangebrew
Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:09 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Fair Brewing Setups?
Replies: 16
Views: 22943

This is how i look at it...

I don't know if one of those $3,000 systems produces great beer, but what I do know is this: My system that I put together last summer cost me somehwere around $600. I couldn't believe how much better my beer is tasting... The cost differential is $2,400. A ten gallon batch will cost me $50. That me...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:36 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Jumping the gun here
Replies: 20
Views: 55327

If you want my two cents....

Man, liquid yeast is the way to go. I am a big fan of Whitelabs. The yeast comes in vials and for 'moderate strength' brews there is no starters or smack packs to fuss with. Just store the yeast in the fridge, let the yeast sit at room temperature temp to get it to 75 degrees F, then when you are re...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Sep 13, 2003 6:02 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First Wort Hop Schedule Question ?
Replies: 6
Views: 8557


Do I need to remove the first wort hops before I start my boil??? Thanks

by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Sep 13, 2003 5:59 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: when to whirl?
Replies: 2
Views: 3729

sanitary pooling

I leave a metal spoon in the kettle during the boil and the chilling- I also use an immersion chiller- pooling is one of the reasons I do this
by Dr Strangebrew
Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:22 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First Wort Hop Schedule Question ?
Replies: 6
Views: 8557

Probably a stupud question...

Do you add the hops to the lauter tun or to the kettle? I would guess the lauter tun, but want to be sure. Thanks
by Dr Strangebrew
Sun Aug 24, 2003 5:15 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Diacetyl rest
Replies: 8
Views: 21135

Diacetyl rest

I am attempting my first lager and would like to know how to perform a diacetyl rest for a lager. The yeast is White Labs WLP830 German Lager yeast. I have kept fermentation at 50 degrees F. 33% of the grist was wheat malt- I'm not sure if that will make a difference. I would like to know- 1) Do I n...
by Dr Strangebrew
Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:52 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: I am ready to start kegging and need some help ...
Replies: 5
Views: 6575

This is what I do...

There is a carbonation chart on page 43 of "Brewmaster's Bible" by Stephn Snyder. Anymore I usually ignore it and set the regulator at 25 psi. I do this in a quiet room so that I can hear the gas travel down the line as I rock the keg back and forth until I can no longer hear the gas. I then leave t...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:15 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Mashing Flaked Barley
Replies: 1
Views: 3300

Mashing Flaked Barley

Does flaked barley require special mashing or lautering techniques?