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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...
Posted in thread: Oxidation in 12oz bottles but not 22oz. Why on 06-10-2016 at 03:38 PM
Two things I've thought of recently.First, oxygen absorbing caps, I've always used these since
day one. I don't know if you mentioned having using these. So its worth a try if you don't or
don't know ...
Posted in thread: Oxidation in 12oz bottles but not 22oz. Why on 06-09-2016 at 12:14 AM
I think on Brew Strong they were talking about this. I can't remember exactly what they said
but if you look at the volume of the head space for the 22oz and the 12oz bottles they're very
close. Also ...
Posted in thread: How do you calibrate your water volumes? on 06-06-2016 at 09:17 PM
You could take a 1 gallon milk jug and measure water that way. I don't know how measuring 32
cups of water wouldn't get you pretty close. I use a 1 gallon jug from a bottle of cider. I
would hope that...