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  • Posted in thread: Favorite low-calorie or low ABV beer styles? on 02-11-2016 at 08:29 PM
    I've got a Belgian/Trappist 2.3% blonde on tap I'm in love with.3# Pilsner1# carapils1#
    victory10 oz toasted rolled oats8 oz crystal 606 oz amberWLP575 Belgian Yeast Blend - I'd
    prefer 530 but this is...

  • Posted in thread: All Things Asian To Brew With on 02-11-2016 at 12:37 PM
    Dragonfruit would be amazing in a wheat beer or sour. Budhha's hand is another amazing flavor
    profile, very citrus-like.Dragon fruit is so mild I'm not sure it'd have an impact? I've heard
    you can buy...

  • Posted in thread: All Things Asian To Brew With on 02-11-2016 at 07:30 AM
    I really enjoyed my spring 2015 small batch Tom Gai/Tom Yum inspired Thai beer. I included a
    smidge of fish sauce, curry paste, cilantro, lemongrass, & lime peel. I even used a little
    pepper. I hit it...

  • Posted in thread: First lager - yeast performance question on 02-11-2016 at 06:33 AM
    At this point my beer has been fermenting for 19 days! The fermenter is sitting at 64 F
    currently. Fermentation has substantially slowed from a bubble ever 3-4 seconds to one every
    12-20 seconds.I'll ...

  • Posted in thread: Lagering 1 gallon batches on 02-11-2016 at 06:29 AM
    I'm a longtime homebrewer but new to lager with my first one in primary doing the slow-roll
    creeping along. Dang wlp820!!! So take my lager-words with a grain of salt.I think it ferments
    till it begin...

  • Posted in thread: First lager - yeast performance question on 02-07-2016 at 01:17 AM
    Just checking- you're not using a refractometer to measure the SG, right? Using a
    hydrometer?yes, a hydrometer.I'm using the swamp cooler method in cool winter temps and it has
    been pretty good plus I...

  • Posted in thread: Double Chocolate Stout on 02-05-2016 at 09:17 PM
    I didn't see where you posted what yeast you used. I'm certain your beer is done fermenting.
    You have a high % of unfermentables going on is why it finished so high. Sure it might should
    have gone a b...

  • Posted in thread: Will be brewing oatmeal stout soon on 02-05-2016 at 05:55 AM
    As my Great Grandmother used to tell me... "Never stop learning and *ALWAYS* teach what you
    have learned to others. Otherwise you wasted your time learning it!"Gotta give it up for
    grandmother quotes!...

  • Posted in thread: First lager - yeast performance question on 02-05-2016 at 05:47 AM
    You probably didn't get much growth in your starter until your last step, unless your yeast
    vial had about 1 billion viable cells in it.1L or less for a starter doesn't result in much
    growth from a wl...

  • Posted in thread: Low/Moderate alpha hop options? on 02-03-2016 at 05:40 PM
    Wanted to thank yall for the replies! I was aware of some but wanted see what I might be
    missing. Btw BigMack, that was a heck of a game Clemson played in the NCG. Most people talked
    about your QB, I ...

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