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  • Posted in thread: Recipe suggestion. on 07-02-2015 at 05:13 PM
    I'd use enough summit at 60 to get you to 25 IBUs, then use your Amarillo, Centennial, and
    Summit (in proportional, not equal amounts) to get you another 15-20 IBUs at 15 mins. Blast it
    with the Amari...

  • Posted in thread: Carapils or dextrin. Really needed? on 07-02-2015 at 05:09 PM
    Is it ok? Sure. Is it necessary? No.Whether you include it or not will depend on your
    willingness to experiment or your overall philosophy on brewing. Good luck.

  • Posted in thread: First all-grain brew day! Suggestions and comments, please. on 07-02-2015 at 05:06 PM
    Two things:1) Your recipe calls for a little over 20% crystal. That's an awful lot. I'd be
    thankful that you mashed at 150 instead of 154. The beer might have been too chewy at that
    temp.2) I have the...

  • Posted in thread: Carapils or dextrin. Really needed? on 07-01-2015 at 05:25 PM
    That really depends on everything else going into your recipe... you'd really have to post what
    you intend to make. A lot of factors go into whether or not a beer has foam. I'd recommend
    listening to ...

  • Posted in thread: Worst brewday in a while on 07-01-2015 at 05:19 PM
    Are you a member of GRiST or DC Homebrewers?Neither. Just joined BURP about two months ago, but
    haven't yet made it to a meeting. Are you a member of any?@popquizkid - that's rough. I hope
    that 2.5 ga...

  • Posted in thread: Worst brewday in a while on 07-01-2015 at 03:18 PM
    Speaking of Arlington, the nasty storms knocked out power for a few hours last night. When I
    checked the fermenter this morning, the hefe was still fermenting strongly at 62. Phew...

  • Posted in thread: Demerara in Belgian Golden Strong on 06-29-2015 at 09:12 PM
    I'm thinking of adding a half pound of Demerara into a belgian golden strong to lighten the
    palette. This is in addition to a pound of 5L Candi Syrup. I plan to brew with 13lbs of
    Pils.Will the Demera...

  • Posted in thread: Worst brewday in a while on 06-29-2015 at 08:58 PM
    Ugh...I had the day off today so I thought I'd brew up a hefeweizen I've had in the lineup for
    a while. It's also my birthday so my lovely wife made me a nice breakfast and I was responding
    to texts a...

  • Posted in thread: Northern Brewer with Cascade on 06-19-2015 at 02:01 AM
    Really simple question. I want to brew an American Brown Ale (surprisingly, my first about
    about 30 batches) and am "intervieiwing" hops and need some references. I think the
    earthy/spicy/slightly min...

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2015 - Registration Open on 04-20-2015 at 05:14 PM
    No joy for me either. Hoping I get good feedback on the scoresheets.

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