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Posted in thread: US-04 and Low temps on 11-21-2013 at 06:10 PM
Boy, I'd try to find a warmer place for us04. Generally English strains need to be in the mid
60s. That's a safe temp. They also will produce some interesting esters if you let them up
towards 70 or s...
Posted in thread: Best temp for Bavarian Hefeweizen 1 Gallon kit on 11-21-2013 at 06:05 PM
Definitely the 68+ temps. Hefe yeasts will even like to be a touch warmer. And don't worry
about internal temps rising with a one gallon batch. There won't be enough mass or volume to
have your temps ...
Posted in thread: Critique my American Pale Ale on 07-16-2013 at 12:42 AM
well you will definitely have a huge caramel flavor in there with that much c40. That would be
2.5 pound of c40 in a five gallon batch!! BUT that doesn't mean it wont be delicious, just
Posted in thread: NB Surly Furious Clone not turning out so well on 06-29-2013 at 02:35 PM
Not sure of others recipes, but that isn't anywhere close to my clone. The Amarillo and Simcoe
should be added in about .5oz increments from 20 minutes to flameout. I then have two ounces
Simcoe, one ...
Posted in thread: Challenger and Citra together? on 04-20-2013 at 09:33 PM
Try not to go too nuts with the challenger, it will get spicy on you and take away from the
Citra. I make an amber with .5 oz of challenger and then Amarillo later on in the boil and they
work well to...
Posted in thread: FG 1.000 ? MW Honey bee ale on 04-17-2013 at 01:49 PM
Don't panic your reading is probably right. That was the first beer I ever brewed and it
finished at 1.002FG. It tasted like champagne. Crystal clear, light and refreshing. If you get
the kit again, t...
Posted in thread: Efficiency question...first AG on 03-27-2013 at 01:48 PM
Exactly, you seem to be right in the ballpark. Leave the default setting at 75% for a few more
batches and see how close they are. If you find that you are always a few points low then you
can change ...
Posted in thread: Kolsch yeast weirdness on 03-26-2013 at 02:58 PM
Have you ever had a kolsch before? The yeast does impart a unique flavor and aroma and it is
supposed to!! As for the clearing up of the beer, just do as everyone else suggested. There are
a bunch of ...
Posted in thread: Grainy tasting beer on 03-26-2013 at 02:12 PM
My bet is the Honey malt. When you get up to the half pound range it starts to taste like
concentrated honey/musty grain. It overpowers other grains and hops. The beer I did with that
much honey is dr...
Posted in thread: Consistently missing Beersmith FG Target on 03-26-2013 at 01:55 PM
The Beersmith FG is a approximate number, not a definite one. Things such as your mash temp and
how efficient you were at getting the sugars out of your mash tun will have a big effect on
your FG. You...