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  • Posted in thread: 100% Peated Ale on 02-16-2015 at 02:45 PM
    Glad to hear you are giving it a try. I am trying a variation. Brewing it on the grain. We will
    see how close it comes to it's inspiration name sake (after a bit of that pesky water is
    removed, if you...

  • Posted in thread: Is it possible to have too high efficiency? on 01-13-2015 at 02:04 AM
    I believe I am talking brew house efficiency. Which encompasses mash efficiency, no? With what
    I gave, what can you calculate? Both what do you get and is it mash or brew house? I'm assuming
    later as ...

  • Posted in thread: Is it possible to have too high efficiency? on 01-12-2015 at 09:31 PM
    Well, this was a nice thread to find. It's really nice to see others getting 'oddly' high
    efficiencies. I average 82-85%.It's frankly been annoying me for some years now as all I get is
    the 'you're ju...

  • Posted in thread: acer on 01-12-2015 at 01:44 PM
    Has anyone used only maple syrup w/o honey?Nothing like responding to an old, possibly dead
    thread, but what the heck.Yes, I have a 100% pure acer aging right now. 3lbs/gallon. And I've
    split off a si...

  • Posted in thread: 100% Peated Ale on 01-07-2015 at 01:34 PM
    "So does the aroma compare to opening up a bottle of Laphroiag or similarly peaty
    scotch?"anyone?It seems to depend on how high the ppm's are for the initial malt and how big
    you make the ale. One mad...

  • Posted in thread: Simple Stout??? on 12-24-2014 at 01:36 PM
    No, not a Guinness clone. I would add flaked barely :) But yes, a Dry Stout. And was going by
    the basic BJCP guidelines in regard to that. So Brown stout does not apply. Maybe I should have
    said to hi...

  • Posted in thread: Simple Stout??? on 12-23-2014 at 03:02 PM
    I ran some numbers with brown malt and had to get make it over 50% brown to have the color to
    technically be a stout. Otherwise it was a porter or brown ale. What percentage did you use?I
    don't quite ...

  • Posted in thread: Simple Stout??? on 12-23-2014 at 01:16 PM
    @giraffe, that is the theory at least....except I recall reading some various head to head
    comparisons and very little correlation was found between mouthfeel, head retention and flaked
    barely. That i...

  • Posted in thread: Simple Stout??? on 12-22-2014 at 12:01 AM
    The short of this is I'm wondering if anyone has any first hand knowledge of a 2 ingredient
    stout. Namely pale malt and roast barley (and hops). The shortest grain bill I can seem to find
    also has fla...

  • Posted in thread: What you need to know about chocolate for brewing on 09-24-2014 at 08:44 PM
    Unfortunately, in my experience even the residual really plays havoc with head retention. YMMV

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