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Posted in thread: yeast starter smells funny on 01-27-2015 at 01:28 AM
I have had "starters" go bad when trying to harvest yeast. Two things I'd look for - if it
smells bad, it is. By bad, I mean bad - rotten, gross, etc. And, I haven't ever gotten bad -
rotten, gross, e...
Posted in thread: Looking for a hop to compliment chinook on 01-26-2015 at 03:15 AM
I just brewed a Chinook / Amarillo IPA. 1.070/75ish IBUs. Bitter with Chinook and then 50/50
Chinook and Amarillo at 15, 5 and whirlpool. Hpoefully, I will remember to post a follow up in
or so weeks....
Posted in thread: Help with kettle size 10 or 15 gal on 01-25-2015 at 10:23 PM
I agree - 15 gallons. I am an AG brewer. For a 5.5 gallon batch of 1.070 brew of IPA, I start
with about 7.25 gallons pre-boil. (For those thinking that is a hell of a boil off, there is a
Posted in thread: Question about Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale yeast on 01-25-2015 at 02:40 AM
Interesting thread. I am on gen 3 (3rd after original from Wyeast). Innkeeper (top cropped),
Oatmeal Stout (top cropped), Porter and Special Bitter. The Special Bitter krausen did hang
around long at ...
Posted in thread: First timer/high gravity on 01-24-2015 at 01:21 AM
A loss of three gallons in an hour to boil off is A LOT. I think most folks have between one
gallon and one and a half gallons. You can always add tap water, or boiled tap water, to bring
volume back ...
Posted in thread: My First "What do you think" recipe - Amarillo Chinook IPA on 01-23-2015 at 11:24 AM
Thanks for the replies. Yes, Amarillo Gold is Amarillo. I plan to mash at 150 for 75. My mash
temp tends to drift down about 2 degrees.I will probably reduce the grain bill a bit to keep
the ABV under...
Posted in thread: My First "What do you think" recipe - Amarillo Chinook IPA on 01-23-2015 at 02:52 AM
First time really going out on my own developing a recipe. Looking for an IPA that is a bit on
the dry side, but something not completely West-coast. I also don't want a total orange/citrus
Posted in thread: Did I over oxidize my aluminum pot? on 01-18-2015 at 02:32 PM
My pot is black like that. Numerous batches and no issues.
Posted in thread: My first all grain pale ale recipe on 01-17-2015 at 12:11 AM
Grain bill looks fine. I love an all Centennial brew. Why the S-33 for yeast? Doesn't seem like
a standard pale ale yeast to make an American pale. Enjoy your first AG batch!
Posted in thread: Finally getting a kegerator. Tips? on 01-09-2015 at 02:29 AM
Nagorg - awesome deal on the keezer. I am about 3/4 the way through building one based on the
exact freezer - black with black stain. OP - I HIGHLY recommend going with a keezer. Never have
I ever see...