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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
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