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  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 02-20-2015 at 06:14 PM
    So I added some Cane Sugar and brown sugar to bump up my Experimental Lite Ocktoberfest beer,
    drew a sample from my N Germ Alt to check for progress on the Lagering...Clear as a whistle and
    super supe...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 02-17-2015 at 07:06 PM
    +4 gallons of light Ocktoberfest=4203 gallons

  • Posted in thread: wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen vs 3638 Bavarian Wheat on 02-12-2015 at 12:22 AM
    I don't know, but I'm familier with Weihenstephaner beer and their Weißbier and they rock, so I
    use their yeast 3068 and have been very happy with it. My Bavarian Hefe is as close as it
    gets.I'm chill...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-10-2015 at 08:57 PM
    Whoo Hoo ! ! ! I'm in.

  • Posted in thread: Questions about Adding Honey in Grand Cru Recipe on 02-10-2015 at 08:52 PM
    As for your honey question, I plan to add it late in the boil, maybe 10mins left, just long
    enough to get everything dissolved and pull a reliable gravity reading.You'll get plenty of
    honey being diss...

  • Posted in thread: Nottingham dry yeast on 01-28-2015 at 09:30 PM
    Makes a great Old Ale

  • Posted in thread: Sanitary ice to expedite chilling? on 01-28-2015 at 09:24 PM
    Boil water then freeze it, however you don't know if any impurities got into the water before
    freezing; so it's always best to not put any kind of ice directly into your wort. Use the
    Immersion Chille...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 01-19-2015 at 05:20 PM
    +7 gallons of North Germ Altbeer, first Lager= 1492.25

  • Posted in thread: What are some of your experiences with Oaking beer on 01-14-2015 at 05:38 PM
    I've tried a French Oak Stave in an Old Ale for 2 weeks in secondary. Last Quad I did, I used
    2oz of French Oak chips, I toasted at 180* for 20 mins, drowned 'em in 4oz of Maple Bourbon for
    2 weeks, t...

  • Posted in thread: Overcoming cold garage temps. on 01-13-2015 at 10:10 PM
    Fermentation Chamber with extra insulation. Once you go Dual temp controller, you'll never turn

Cronical: North German Altbier bottle: WoodChuck Pale Ale, El Porto Robusto, T&C's Sweet Amber Ale, Turbo Saison, Chicken Chap Brown Ale, Mosaic Tripel, Rosemary Blondie, O'Connor Red, Monk Tophula's Quad. On Tap: El Porto Robusto, WoodChuck Pale Ale, and T&C's Sweet Amber Ale.

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