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  • Posted in thread: substitute for belgian bittersweet chocolate or where to get some on 01-27-2015 at 02:44 AM
    Any good quality bittersweet chocolate should work in the recipe. Ghiradelli is a widely
    distributed and high quality domestic (US) brand that shouldn't be hard to find.

  • Posted in thread: Ballantine IPA clone help on 01-27-2015 at 12:06 AM
    So, I'm looking to make a Ballantine IPA, with the recipe based on articles I've read about its
    resurgence. The problem is, it looks like I need to dry hop it, as well as age it with oak. So
    should I ...

  • Posted in thread: Conversion: Gravity Points to Plato on 01-19-2015 at 11:19 PM
    For a ballpark figure use .25 SG or Plato X4 to convert.

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing w/ kmeta on 01-18-2015 at 10:28 PM
    Thanks for info, I will hold off on bottling & run out and get some Star san .Although I have
    to say I am baffled that 2 tbsp diluted in 5 gallons can be a strong sanitizer . I have taken a
    big whiff ...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing w/ kmeta on 01-18-2015 at 06:32 PM
    Sulfite isn't strong enough to use with beer. It works with wine because of the lower pH and
    higher alcohol %. Don't screw around with anything else if you have a LHBS. Go and buy either
    StarSan or Io...

  • Posted in thread: PBW and teflon tape on 01-14-2015 at 02:17 AM
    Me- Iím curious if PBW is safe to use in brewing kettles/ mash tuns that have threaded fittings
    with teflon tape. I noticed the warning on a bottle of PBW and Iím curious if the chemical will
    break do...

  • Posted in thread: Which hops are great to use in a classic american pilsner? on 12-31-2014 at 03:02 AM
    I like to use some of the older varieties that may have been used in some of the early 20th
    Century brews. My CAP uses Cluster for bittering and Hallertau for later additions.

  • Posted in thread: Altbier on 12-30-2014 at 02:44 AM
    Ok so I am looking to make a no **** real Altbier... I found a recipe that calls for 8lbs of
    Munich Malt...on it says "This malt contains about half the enzyme potential of 2
    row malt, wh...

  • Posted in thread: Best way to add flaked corn to extract recipe on 12-12-2014 at 04:48 AM
    1) Yes. That's exactly what you want to do. 2) Domestic pale malt can probably convert its own
    weight in adjunct without much problem. But if you have room for more than a 1:1 ratio the
    extra pale mal...

  • Posted in thread: Ayinger Oktoberfest is FANTASTIC! on 12-08-2014 at 03:06 AM
    It's the real deal. Try it on tap.


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