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Posted in thread: BM's Centennial Blonde-Doubled the Hops?? on 03-29-2015 at 09:43 PM
You'll have a Centennial Pale Ale rather than a Centennial Blonde. When I do this recipe, I
intentionally up it to PA range with a OG between 1.055-1.060 and an IBU around 40-45. It's
quite nice. Nice...
Posted in thread: Cold crashing on 03-28-2015 at 07:42 PM
I cold crash(and usually use gelatin) out in my garage a week before I plan on bottling. Then
the day before, I move the bucket back inside to the area where I do my racking to the bottling
bucket. I ...
Posted in thread: OG and suggar on 03-28-2015 at 07:20 PM
Yes. Typically the OG would be measured just before you add the yeast. In other words, after
all fermentables have been added.
Posted in thread: How to achieve great chocolate flavor in a stout? on 03-26-2015 at 05:43 PM
I've tried cocoa nibs before(8oz. in a 5G batch) without getting much chocolate notes. But my
porters have a great chocolate aroma and flavor. They feature brown malt and chocolate malt, no
Posted in thread: Ingredients from Cidermill on 03-26-2015 at 05:35 PM
I tried an Angry Orchard the other day, just to see what it was like. For me, the artificial
"apple" flavor was overpowering, plus the level of sweetness was too much. I think you'll find
that a well ...
Posted in thread: Still having problems with clarity on 03-23-2015 at 06:07 PM
Sounds pretty normal 2 weeks in. Can you work up a swamp cooler with ice bottles to do a cold
crash? If you can get her down to 40-45, things will settle out within a day or so. Then if you
Posted in thread: Big ABV / Strong bite on 03-23-2015 at 05:31 PM
If it's an alcohol bite, rather than some other type of off-flavor, then time is your ally, my
friend. And by time, I'm thinking 6 months- 1year. Last year I did a 8.9% dopplebock that took
6 months t...
Posted in thread: First brew - solo on 03-22-2015 at 07:21 PM
Hee,hee. Just thinking of the highschool science fair volcanoes that use vinegar and baking
soda.:)But seriously, you don't have to bother with sanitizing anything that contacts until
Posted in thread: Maple Sap Smoked Amber- 2Row or MO? on 03-22-2015 at 07:15 PM
Too late for this batch, but I want to share my experience with smoked malt. I've used the
Briess Cherrywood Smoked malt multiple times up to 1/2lb in a 5G batch. LOVE the stuff. Lends a
nice subtle s...
Posted in thread: Bottle sanitation question on 03-22-2015 at 12:00 AM
I confess, I'm a dishwasher user for bottle sanitation. The bottles are triple rinsed
immediately after emptied and stored upside down, so I know they are clean. My dishwasher
anyways, does a good job...