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Posted in thread: Need advice for approachable beer on 04-16-2015 at 02:10 AM
Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde would make a great choice. Another one easily accessible for
the general public is Wayne/Nilo's Blue Moon clone. It always goes over great with my BMC
drinking family, ...
Posted in thread: Forgot to add Candi Sugar, need advice on 04-13-2015 at 12:48 AM
With Big Belgians it's often fairly standard to add the sugar after 2-3 days. Gets the yeast
working on the more complex malt sugars before they gobble the easy dextrose and sucrose. So,
for your sais...
Posted in thread: Frementing/LAgering a Bock on 04-12-2015 at 02:00 AM
I just started drinking a Bock that I brewed back on 12/27/14. Fermented at 45-50 for 1 week,
then warmed her up to 65 for the 2nd week for a D-rest. Wasn't ready to rack it yet, so kept
her at 60 for...
Posted in thread: Debate over Tap Water on 04-12-2015 at 12:52 AM
Tyco- you're right. Your buddy's crazy. So now you'll have to take everything he says under
Posted in thread: First Brew on 04-12-2015 at 12:24 AM
Welcome Jay.1st brew a Tripel- ambitious. Hope she turns out as well as you expect! :mug:
Posted in thread: Carafa Special III for color on 04-11-2015 at 08:38 PM
At what point is this beer? If it's not at the serving stage, then I'd wait and not panic.
There are so many changes during fermentation and conditioning. Less than 1 oz. in a 5G batch
seems like spit...
Posted in thread: Temperature control question on 04-11-2015 at 08:30 PM
My viewpoint, and my practice, is to do whatever needed to control the temp in the range
needed. I am, like you, living in a Northern cold (sometimes damn cold) climate. I generally
control temps pret...
Posted in thread: Messed up my first all grain brew on 04-09-2015 at 08:43 PM
If I'm gonna go down adding the dme road how much water should I use and should I siphon some
out and add to the brew or should I use purified water.Wondering that myself, as I don't know
Posted in thread: Messed up my first all grain brew on 04-09-2015 at 08:33 PM
I think adding to much water is what are I went wrong. The recipe called for the batch being 6
gallons so I added enough water to get there. I think it would have turned out for if I stuck
with 5 gall...
Posted in thread: Messed up my first all grain brew on 04-09-2015 at 08:30 PM
P.S. This is the perfect reason to take a preboil SG, doing the math, and figuring out what
your postboil SG will be. That way, if you are low, you can correct it by adding some DME late