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by Azorean Brewer
Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Q: German beer purity law of 1516 (Reinheitsgebot)
Replies: 16
Views: 64076

I am going to say ...

Sage, I believe that to comply with the Reinh. one should use D.M.E. for bottle priming. However, the law states that only 4 ingredients can be used in "brewing" Malt, Water, Hops, Yeast, as long as you stick with that you'll be good. However in my opinion if you really want to stick with the guidel...
by Azorean Brewer
Mon May 17, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Question on partial mashing and a request for recipe help
Replies: 2
Views: 4131

Stuck Mash is ...

Newbrewdude, A stuck mash comes from exactly what it sounds like, stuck. What happens in an all grain recipe, one would use any where from 8 - 14 pounds of grain, and certain grains like rye are gooy. So that after the mashing process is complete and one would sprage, (pass hot water 165-170F over t...
by Azorean Brewer
Mon May 17, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: hops leaf and pellets
Replies: 2
Views: 4773

I say "YES" ...

Justin,

I always use pellets, and the weight should be cross convertable, IE: 1 oz. of Pellets should equal 1 oz. of Leaves/flowers.

Good luck.

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Mon May 17, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: QUESTION TO AZOREAN
Replies: 2
Views: 4077

That's what I use

Tom, Sorry for the delay my wife and I just got back from Disney World / Universal of a week of vacationing. Regardless, my dispensing chest freezer also serves as my lagering cooler. I set the temp to 42-45 and leave it there, that is where I generally lager at. Some may protest that you should lag...
by Azorean Brewer
Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Favorite Octoberfest Receipt?
Replies: 8
Views: 24445

As a matter of ... (all grain version)

I am glad that you asked. I have an outstanding recipe. Search the recipe archives for "Azorean Brewer's Excellent Oktoberfest". It is one of the best I have ever had. I make this at least 2 times a year, One about June time frame, and lager it for 2-3 months and one in late August and lager that on...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: New Brewing Research Conclusions....
Replies: 48
Views: 210879

Interesting to say the least ...

Eric, Thanks for the insight, I have to agree with you, as I read the post I kept saying "20 minute" mash is he nuts, but you have never steered us wrong yet. We appreciate it. You'll get payback quick on the money you spent to find all of this out ... I have only done two first wort hoppings both i...
by Azorean Brewer
Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: new brewer
Replies: 10
Views: 12047

No don't throw it out

PB, Welcome aboard, and congratulations on starting the brew hobby. As for your beer, my schedule sometimes gets out of control too ... Go ahead and bottle it, what I would recommend in the future though is to "rack" (transfer) your beer from primary to secondary (like above) 2 days after primary ha...
by Azorean Brewer
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Official Braggin' Rights
Replies: 7
Views: 23513

Congratulations Billy

Hey Bill,

You keep us going, the first one to jump into the cold water always says "Come on in, the water is great" LOL ...

I'll be entering in September in the Asheville Brew off, need to lock down a couple of good recipes first,

Way to go,

Regards,

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: soft water question
Replies: 4
Views: 7820

Need more info ?

Bred, If you are brewing all grain, you want to be in the 5.5 - 6.0 pH level, softened water is probably around 7.0-8.0 pH. You can augment with chemicals, IE: Gypsun, calcium carbonate, etc ... If you are brewing kit (Liquid Malt Extract) then I am not sure what the effects will be using softened w...
by Azorean Brewer
Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CO2 Hangover/Headache
Replies: 13
Views: 20984

Not yet, and I hope never

I am still working on my first C02 bottle, only started kegging late last year and have consummed maybe 6 kegs. I can honestly say that I have not experienced that phenomenon, I hope I never do, but the minute it does happen I'll buy a filter.

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: kegs - where do you get em?
Replies: 8
Views: 18045

I'm in SC, and ordered 2 from "Adventures in homebrewing"

I just ordered 2 of them, that
by Azorean Brewer
Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Searching for brew clubs in the "Upstate" (SC)
Replies: 8
Views: 9574

Not really sure

Fitz, The only rock / gem stone hunting that we have done is out side of a little Alpine Village called Helen in the northeast corner of Georgia. How ever I hear that there is more emerals in the upper mid N.C. area, above Charlotte (that's about 120 miles from here). Search for emeral hunting on li...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Searching for brew clubs in the "Upstate" (SC)
Replies: 8
Views: 9574

I'll do it ...

Jeff, Thanks for the invite, yup I knew you were in the low country, I lived in Florence for 4 years before treking to the upstate. I'll let you know when we head down. Right now I am working on getting my 4 year degree (nights) ... 3 Classes this semester is a heavy load but I am done April 14'th ....
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Searching for brew clubs in the "Upstate" (SC)
Replies: 8
Views: 9574

"Come on down" :-)

Steve,

Let me know if you get in to this area ... where in NC would you be looking at ? We're about 60 miles south of Asheville NC.

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First All Grain
Replies: 8
Views: 15652

Congratulations

Good for you ... Yes slowing down your sparge will help. I target 7.5-8 gallons of total water, and shoot for 5.25 - 5.5 in the fermenter, so that when the secondary is complete I end up with 5.0 gallons for my Corny Keg, works everytime. What I am saying is that if I use 11 lbs of total grain, I st...