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Posted in thread: Oak Chips And Scotch In A Scottish Ale on 12-10-2013 at 02:03 PM
Also I picked up a bottle of wee heavy that was aged in scotch barrels in Scotland a while
back. I wasn't sure if I'd like it. But it was a great beer. Definitely something worth trying.
Posted in thread: Oak Chips And Scotch In A Scottish Ale on 12-10-2013 at 01:28 PM
1 oz of oak chips and 8 oz of scotch per 5 gal should do it. After about a week in, start
tasting the beer every other day or so. Then package it when you have the right amount of oak
flavor. It is po...
Posted in thread: Direct Fired Mash / Sparge? on 05-12-2013 at 10:01 PM
We have this same setup and have done two no sparges so far. We only lost 10% efficiency on the
first and 7% in the second. So that is not a consideration in my opinion. If anything the going
Posted in thread: Noble Pils clone please help on 04-20-2013 at 12:03 AM
I followed the recipe except scaled it to 10.5g. I fermented for 5 days so far and then added
the dry hops. I'll check it in 5-7 days. If the gravity is good I'll add gelatin and cold crash
Posted in thread: hard cider on 04-16-2013 at 03:53 AM
You can find a semi sweet wine yeast. One that doesn't have high alcohol tolerance. I don't
know how much carbonation you would end up getting though. The easiest method though is to
start legging. Th...
Posted in thread: Noble Pils clone please help on 04-15-2013 at 01:47 PM
Thanks a lot. Brewed yesterday and fermenting away nicely. Looking forward to seeing how this
Posted in thread: Noble Pils clone please help on 04-13-2013 at 11:49 PM
Sometime last year in either BYO or Zymurgy, I forget which, there was a recipe for Sam Adams
Noble Pils. I think the info was from BBC not just an attempt at a clone. I purchased the hops
a while ago...
Posted in thread: stepped mashes.... is it worth the effort? on 01-29-2013 at 04:15 AM
For me it depends on the base grain. If I am using a pilsner from Belgium, I always start with
a protein rest before going into my main starch conversion temps. This has helped to create a
Posted in thread: Kegconnection Portable Keg Kit Giveaway! on 11-27-2012 at 04:13 AM
I want in!
Posted in thread: Yeast Harvesting: A Novel Approach? on 09-04-2012 at 11:50 AM
I've been doing this for a few years. It works great and the yeast lasts a long time in the
fridge. I found tthat even a very very thin layer of yeast will end up making a good starter.
Just be smart ...