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Posted in thread: First All Grain on 04-26-2015 at 01:31 AM
That's a crap ton of hops for an APA, IMHO. I use 1/2 ounce at 10 mins and 1 ounce at flame
out. That's it. Balance and drinkability are key for an APA.
Posted in thread: smoked cal common on 04-26-2015 at 01:03 AM
Try it. Nice simple recipe should work well. I have not brewed a smoked beer yet, but I'm also
thinking about a smoked California Common. Tentatively, I was thinking about 50% Munich, 10%
crystal 40, ...
Posted in thread: My first all grain recipe, constructive criticism. on 04-26-2015 at 12:53 AM
I really don't like Munich in American pale ales (or Ambers), but that is just my preference. A
very good APA I brew with some frequency is 85% american 2 row, 7.5% crystal 40, 7.5% victory
Posted in thread: American Brown Ale critique on 04-26-2015 at 12:29 AM
I'm drinking a brown now that is 7.5 lbs american 2-row, 12 oz. crystal 40, 0.5 lb flaked
barley, 0.5 lb brown malt, 0.5 lb victory malt, and 0.25 lb pale chocolate. Bittered with
Willamette to about ...
Posted in thread: Using Torrified Wheat for Head Retention on 12-17-2014 at 12:44 AM
1/2 lb of flaked barley works wonders for head retention.
Posted in thread: American wheat beer: Windsor or west coast ale? on 06-07-2014 at 12:16 AM
I like Wyeast 1007 German Ale for my house wheat beer, but it is based on an altbier and is not
Posted in thread: Is Second Staging Necessary? on 05-22-2014 at 06:23 PM
There is a certain depth of trub after primary fermentation completes. If I siphon directly to
my keg from primary, I tend to inevitably suck up more than I want from the bottom, and my
first pint or...
Posted in thread: Hop stand on 05-22-2014 at 04:44 PM
I've read this thread and a few others on the topic of hop-stands, as well as the two BYO
articles that have been cited (the hop-stand article, and the one on Stone brewing where it is
mentioned that ...
Posted in thread: American Red Ale on 03-14-2014 at 10:57 PM
Just kicked another keg of this great beer.
Posted in thread: Dry yeast expiration? on 10-16-2013 at 12:53 AM
You could always make a starter to boost the cell count if you're worried about it. There is
nothing wrong with doing that with dry yeast; I've done it more than once.