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  • Posted in thread: berliner weisse question. Mind blown! on 08-28-2016 at 03:16 AM
    I like to boil for 5 minutes before I add the lacto, to make sure there is nothing in there.6
    days at 90 F may, or may not be long enough. I usually leave mine 7 to 8 days at 100 F. Taste
    the wort bef...

  • Posted in thread: la chouffe clone on 08-28-2016 at 01:21 AM
    1.030 is wayyyyyyyy tooooo high. Did you use an hydrometer or a refractometer? Refractometers
    give high (and inaccurate) readings when alcohol is present.What yeast? Some Belgians stall
    around 1.030, ...

  • Posted in thread: Getting Cascade & Chinook Wet Hops on 08-27-2016 at 01:53 AM
    4 lbs, that is great. That would be about 12 to 14 ozs dry. Should be a great beer.Your biggest
    issue is going to be losses due the shear volume of hops you'll need to use. I would think
    there would b...

  • Posted in thread: fermentation time & need to repitch yeast at bottling on 08-27-2016 at 01:41 AM
    Bottle whenever you want. It will benefit from being left a while, so if you wait a few weeks,
    it will also clear some before bottling.1.074 - no need for re-yeast. You have 8.5% abv, well
    within the ...

  • Posted in thread: la chouffe clone on 08-17-2016 at 03:21 AM
    I brewed this recipe already last saturday, would it be an idea to dry hop it with amarillo? or
    just leave this as is? the temp is now at 75F and it is brewing since saturday. I could up the
    temp a no...

  • Posted in thread: la chouffe clone on 08-16-2016 at 04:22 AM
    You want Chouffe, then you want to end around 1.006.Looks OK.I'd drop the caramalt, and add
    acouple of ounces of Amarillo dry hop. Start fermentation at 70 F, and ramp the temp to 80+
    over a week.

  • Posted in thread: Grapefruit Juice in Beer on 08-08-2016 at 01:45 AM
    Anyone used grapefruit juice in a beer? Everything I have read says using citrus juices is not
    a good idea, so I have never done it. I have only used zest.Sam Adams 'Rebel Grapefruit IPA'
    says it uses...

  • Posted in thread: Do we really need to dry to ~10% moisture on 08-08-2016 at 01:32 AM
    I air dry my hops on a screen. I'm wondering if I need to dry them completely, and maybe they
    will be better if I don't fully dry them out.My rationale:- Wet hops are good- Drying drives
    off some arom...

  • Posted in thread: Centennial always brown out before their time? on 08-08-2016 at 01:07 AM
    Just checked mine today - They were ready, so I picked them.

  • Posted in thread: Too much extract in tripel? on 08-07-2016 at 04:21 AM
    1 lb of extract vs 1 lb of sugar will probably add about .002 to the final gravity and make it
    a little sweeter than it would have been otherwise.What can you do?- Leave it as it is.- Add 1
    lb if suga...

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