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  • Posted in thread: Help with a bourbon barrel aged imperial oatmeal stout recipe on 05-23-2012 at 11:49 PM
    You didn't specify a yeast, but I'm assuming you're looking at using a higher attenuating
    strain like American Ale yeast. With a target ABV of 11% it looks like you're shooting for an
    FG of 1.026ish f...

  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Beers on 04-20-2011 at 06:43 PM
    this online today. Could be worth checking out...when its available next year. Timing is nice
    because I'd been considering trying a chocolate stout using cocoa powder of cacao nibs, guess
    this will ...

  • Posted in thread: Honey Malt in place of crystal? on 03-30-2011 at 10:35 PM
    8 oz in a 1.070 gravity batch will leave plenty of sweetness. I used a half lb in an IPA that
    fermented from 1.075 down to 1.012 and it balanced out the bitterness pretty nicely in my
    opinion. Of cour...

  • Posted in thread: Breweries / Brewpubs / Beer Bars in the Minneapolis area on 03-12-2011 at 06:38 PM
    Cool! thanks for all the suggestions. Should be enough to keep me busy when I'm up there.
    Hopefully I'm on a tour at Surly in 6 days.

  • Posted in thread: LBHS in Cleveland? on 03-12-2011 at 06:36 PM
    JW Dover (Westlake) on Detroit between Clague and Columbia is a great store. Lots of grains,
    extracts, and equipment. The owner is friendly and will take time to bullsh*t with you. Rozi's
    (Lakewood) h...

  • Posted in thread: Strong Golden Ale on 03-10-2011 at 10:18 AM
    1388 will give you all the apple and pear that you want. Keep it cool (around 68 F) for the
    first few days then let it ramp up.

  • Posted in thread: Breweries / Brewpubs / Beer Bars in the Minneapolis area on 03-10-2011 at 10:13 AM
    So I'm going to Minneapolis for a month for work. Where do I have to go while I'm in town? I've
    heard of Surly, but that's about it.

  • Posted in thread: Lager Yeast Starter on 02-04-2011 at 04:10 PM
    For a lager with a starting gravity in the mid 50s I would make a half gal starter with 2 packs
    MINIMUM. If you have to brew tomorrow, get another 2 smack packs. If you can't get them in
    time, you sho...

  • Posted in thread: Need a good English IPA recipe for local competition on 01-27-2011 at 02:01 PM
    Look up the CYBI Firestone Walker Union Jack recipe. As British IPAs go, it can't be beat.

  • Posted in thread: question about Wyeast 3068 on 01-21-2011 at 02:38 PM
    Only way to tell for sure is to take a reading. Some German and Belgian ale strains are pretty
    powdery and will maintain an inch or so of krausen after fermentation is complete. You could
    try swirling...

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