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Posted in thread: Cottage House Saison on 02-20-2013 at 11:43 PM
Brewed this on January 25th and bottled it last Saturday. It snowed both days. Pretty cool
coincidence since it doesn't snow a whole lot in this area of North Carolina. I am calling it
Southern Snow S...
Posted in thread: Help! OG low on 02-11-2013 at 07:36 PM
I just realized what might help me next time: stir during mash. Just read on John Palmer's
website that you need to stir the mash ever 15-20 minutes. I guess I thought that mash was like
bbq: if you'r...
Posted in thread: Help! OG low on 02-11-2013 at 02:02 PM
Your process looks good. You could add sugar/honey if you want the extra alcohol, just be aware
it will dry your beer out, I would say don't do it. There are tons of small variables that can
Posted in thread: Help! OG low on 02-11-2013 at 02:00 PM
I wonder why, after three successful batches, I get this. Makes me want to invest in a
refractometer. That way I could take immediate action. Maybe I should try stirring more, or
maybe sparging in two...
Posted in thread: Help! OG low on 02-11-2013 at 01:08 PM
I brewed a 2.5 gallon pale ale yesterday and my gravity is pretty low. Beersmith calculated
1.056, and I ended up with 1.043-45. Should I add some sugar/honey to fermenter? Details:4.5
lbs 2 row.5 lbs...
Posted in thread: Cascades / Orange Pale Ale on 01-28-2013 at 11:07 PM
This one has been in the bottle for about 10 days. I know it will only get better. Can't wait
for the rest of the bottles to condition fully.
Posted in thread: Cascades / Orange Pale Ale on 01-17-2013 at 10:42 PM
I can't wait for this one to be bottle conditioned and ready to enjoy. My last hydrometer
sample (after 19 days in primary) tasted and smelled really nice. There was a strange
aftertaste, but I am try...
Posted in thread: Cottage House Saison on 01-17-2013 at 10:27 PM
I wouldn't sweat it, I sometimes drop the volume too low when boiling too vigorously, not much
of a difference honestly, perhaps a point or two higher on the gravity is all.thanks. Can't
wait to brew ...
Posted in thread: Cottage House Saison on 01-17-2013 at 01:05 AM
your original recipe is for 5.5 gallons. I am doing 2.5 gallon batches. How far do you think I
will be off if I simply cut your recipe in half?
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 at cooler temps on 01-17-2013 at 12:48 AM
Thanks for all the advice. I might just try the aquarium heater sometime. Shouldn't be that
hard to do it, especially since I am fermenting 2.5 gallon batches. But, I will probably try at
lower temps ...