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Posted in thread: I'm having trouble determining how much roasted malt to use on 10-02-2016 at 02:26 AM
I'm gonna sound like a broken record exclaiming the heights of midnight wheat but I'll say so
anyway.Midnight wheat gives a ton of color without any major ashy-roast character.For a 5
gallon batch a R...
Posted in thread: Adding Whisky Soaked Oak chips on 08-21-2016 at 05:51 PM
I always prefer to use cubes over chips. You get better flavor out of them, and their regular
size gives you more consistent results. I use about 4 oz of oak for 5 gallon batch. No you
don't need to b...
Posted in thread: What do you use to clean your glassware on 08-01-2016 at 06:03 AM
Hot water almost exclusively. Just rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry. Sometimes I'll pour a
little salt in the glass and use a bottle brush to scrub the salt around. Makes the glass
sparkly clean ...
Posted in thread: bourbon soaked cherries - what beer? on 07-08-2016 at 02:02 PM
I'm having a harder time with trying to come up with a beer style it *wouldn't* be good in.
Maybe rauchbiers or double IPAs? Actually scratch the rauchbier, the smoke and bourbon would be
Posted in thread: saison finished below 1 on 07-03-2016 at 02:56 PM
To add to others and what's been said.A while back I did a big dark saison, I think it was
above 1.090. Double decoction 154F mash temp. I also know I didn't have the perfect pitch rate
(maybe 80% of ...
Posted in thread: Bottles conditioning for 8 days...should I sample? on 06-29-2016 at 08:04 PM
do it.. try one... nobody will know..This^I take out sample bottles at the 1 week mark to check
if they are starting to carb, it's very obvious when they aren't (this is with beers less than
Posted in thread: Black IPA Feedback on 06-27-2016 at 07:40 PM
Which grain would you think of swapping with the midnight wheat? I think the original recipe
wanted some roast character to the beer. Seeing that it has chocolate and carafa 2 the roast
Posted in thread: "Sour" beers not sour enough... on 06-22-2016 at 03:57 PM
Well, I've had success souring with open-fermentation. In fact, one of our experiments became
TOO sour, like throat-burning and acetic sour.Tried a beer with a commercial pedio pitch, but
it's only ab...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 06-20-2016 at 03:46 AM
10,972.5 plus 5 gallons of YFB, 5 gallons of Dead Ringer, and 5 gallons of Red IPA... so
10987.5 totalCatching up 2 batches plus today's batch.+5 Black IPA5.5 Cream Ale5 honey saison
Posted in thread: Looking for opinions on burners (Darkstar, Darkstar 2.0, SQ14) on 06-14-2016 at 01:35 PM
I have the darkstar 2.0, I had a burner that was the same style as the original dark star. I
don't have experience with the other burners you have listed.Comparing the 2.0 with its banjo
burner vs. wh...