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  • Currently brewing all-grain beers using a 5-gal mashtun with stainless steel braid and using a 6.5-gallon boil. I specialize in Koelsch, Pale Ales and their relatives, Witbiers, as well as Apfelwein-derivatives.

    I started out brewing with a Mr. Beer Kit, then moved on to extract with steeping grain kits, partial mash kits and ultimately custom partial mash and all-grain recipes. Austin Homebrew Supplies is my main supplier, although I have also had good luck with Midwest Supplies, Northern Brewer and Brewmasters Warehouse.
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  • Posted in thread: beersmith's color estimation on 11-22-2014 at 03:02 PM
    Another thing to note, OP, is the intensity of the boil. In my experience, many new brewers
    have a tendency to boil way too hard, which causes the wort to darken significantly. A gentle
    overturning of...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling or Waiting on 11-22-2014 at 02:54 PM
    Definitely wait another week, or even two. It'll make for a better beer!

  • Posted in thread: High ABV Kits on 11-20-2014 at 01:51 PM
    I am just starting out, but your statement of insanely drinkable caught my eye. I am not a IPA
    drinker but I do enjoy a balanced beer, Should I consider brewing this?:mug:"Balance" is a
    tricky thing, ...

  • Posted in thread: Why 5 Gallon Kits?? on 11-20-2014 at 04:16 AM
    Batch size refers to how much beer is going into the fermentor. Typical losses going from
    fermentor to the package for a 5-gallon batch are between 1/4 and 1/2 gallon. Unless your
    homebrew shop has an...

  • Posted in thread: High ABV Kits on 11-20-2014 at 02:40 AM
    Straight IPAs with high ABV are rare because they become unbalanced (i.e. too sweet). Double
    IPAs start around 7.5% ABV and usually contain more hops to balance the alcohol and malt
    sweetness.The most...

  • Posted in thread: Extraction of beta-amylase from sweet potatoes to revive stuck fermentation on 11-18-2014 at 02:06 AM
    Certainly much lower than at the usual mashing temps, although my thought was they must still
    be active, given that seeds can germinate in the ground.Part of this was a desire to try
    something out, al...

  • Posted in thread: where did the hops go??!! on 11-13-2014 at 04:19 AM
    Dry hopping doesn't add hop flavor only aroma.With all due respect, that's simply not true. Dry
    hopping can add a huge amount of flavor to a beer. It can also ruin a beer with grassy flavors
    when not ...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary Fermentation on 11-13-2014 at 04:16 AM
    The only activity that you should see in the secondary (unless you add fermentable sugars) is
    offgasing of CO2. So everything is exactly like it is supposed to be.That said, many kit
    instructions enco...

  • Posted in thread: Too much pectin enzyme on 11-13-2014 at 12:40 AM
    I don't think it'll make a difference.

  • Posted in thread: Weyermann Barke Malt? on 11-12-2014 at 07:09 PM
    I am not sure, but I believe this is a single strain of malt rather than a blend, kind of like
    Maris Otter and Golden Promise are single-strain malts. Your local homebrew shop may be able to
    special o...

The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009 Primary: Saison, Berliner Weisse, sLambic I, sLambic II, IPA, 70/- Secondary: Orange Blossom Mead, Flanders Red I Kegged: Fat Man Porter w/ 1469, Fat Man Porter w/ 005, Centennial Falcon w/ Conan, Centennial Falcon w/ Denny's, Barrel-aged Fat Man Porter, Belgian Dark Strong, Dark Mild

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