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  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 2565 - My Kolsch tastes yeasty on 03-23-2014 at 12:46 PM
    Will there be enough yeast in suspension for proper bottle conditioning after the lagering?

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 2565 - My Kolsch tastes yeasty on 03-22-2014 at 01:21 AM
    Two weeks ago, I brewed a Kolsch. The OG was 1.049. I pitched a 1.6L starter of 2565 at 62
    degrees for a 3 gal batch, and it chugged along nicely for about 8 days at 61 degrees.
    Fermentation slowed, b...

  • Posted in thread: ESB Recipe on 03-20-2014 at 09:09 PM
    I've had lots of luck with .25 lb of Victory combined with .25 lb of Crystal 80.

  • Posted in thread: american blonde on 03-19-2014 at 11:01 AM
    Looks good to me - I like the yeast choice, though I highly recommend making a starter. The
    only thing I might change would be to swap out the aromatic for some crystal 20, anywhere from
    .25 lb to .5 ...

  • Posted in thread: Caramunich v. Melanoidin in Oktoberfest on 03-18-2014 at 06:40 PM
    Since this is brand new to me, I've been doing some research on how the proper way of doing a
    mash-out decoction. Opinion seems to be split on whether to scoop a thick mash, boil and
    return, or to get...

  • Posted in thread: Caramunich v. Melanoidin in Oktoberfest on 03-18-2014 at 02:08 AM
    Does one sparge as normal with a single decoction?

  • Posted in thread: Caramunich v. Melanoidin in Oktoberfest on 03-17-2014 at 09:45 PM
    A full on decoction is on my list of things to do, but I'll have first-time brewers with me on
    this brew day and want to keep this process on the simpler end for their sake.

  • Posted in thread: Caramunich v. Melanoidin in Oktoberfest on 03-17-2014 at 06:50 PM
    All - I'm planning to brew an Oktoberfest in a few weeks. It's my first time brewing this style
    and I'm trying to nail down the grain bill. I'm satisfied with my proportions so far, but want
    to get a ...

  • Posted in thread: Too low FG? on 02-26-2014 at 11:30 PM
    Low FGs have been sort my brewing MO. At times, they were too low. I recently upgraded my
    process because I thought that my fermentation temperatures were too high. I bought a chest
    cooler and put it ...

  • Posted in thread: Irish Red - bigger than usual? on 11-19-2013 at 04:50 PM
    I've never brewed an Irish Red and just made a recipe for it. It's a little bigger than the
    usual Irish Red, but not obnoxious or ostentatious. I'm hoping for a malty red beer, with just
    a touch of di...

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