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Posted in thread: Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone on 07-20-2016 at 10:25 PM
I've been using a small FWH in all of my hoppier beers lately. The smoother bitterness it
provides melds well with this style. I also tend to use a smallish addition at around 10min, as
well as large ...
Posted in thread: Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone on 06-21-2016 at 03:55 PM
I mashed mine at 153F for 60min. I will admit my last beer finished a bit high (1.018 IIRC),
but I've heard that can be an issue with first generation Conan. I was shooting for around
1.013. With the ...
Posted in thread: Help with starting point for water on 06-17-2016 at 06:42 PM
The old adage is brew with what tastes good. If possible, I'd suggest trying to get a sample
post-filtration, pre-softening. Depending on the iron source, this may be enough to remove or
reduce it bel...
Posted in thread: Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone on 06-17-2016 at 06:25 PM
I meant to give an update on this. It turned out fantastic. A few modifications were needed
(link) Huge notes of pineapple and mango. Underlying notes of other tropical fruit, citrus and
Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 06-17-2016 at 05:46 PM
I absolutely love to hear this. I put a gallon of my last batch off to the side and dosed it
with brettanomyces, and have some wood cubes soaking in malbec to be added. I didn't use nearly
as much win...
Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 05-27-2016 at 03:05 AM
I just transferred this to a secondary. It'll be going into my keezer as soon as I clear some
space. The transfer sample already tastes great.This beer really dried out though. The
hydrometer sample i...
Posted in thread: what rum to soak in cubes? belgian strong on 05-26-2016 at 02:06 AM
I have a couple of projects coming up I've been thinking about using rum soaked cubes for. It
sounds like we're all on the same page. I prefer the darker rums. They have characters that I
think will m...
Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 05-22-2016 at 05:54 PM
It took a while, but mine cleared. I did cool the wort portion before adding to the juice. It
took around a 4-5 weeks in the carboy for the yeast/protein/etc to drop. I suspect cold
crashing or gelati...
Posted in thread: Silicone oil in airlock on 05-21-2016 at 05:57 AM
Nope, I wouldn't. But thats just me.Is there any particular reason, or just a gut feeling? I
can respect both.The density of silicone oil is similar to water, though actually a little less
which is wh...
Posted in thread: Silicone oil in airlock on 05-20-2016 at 08:33 PM
I'm getting ready to set up some sour fermentations that will likely become part of a solera.
One of the bigger issue is accidentally letting the airlocks run dry due to the long aging
times.Do you th...