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  • Posted in thread: Missed mash temp by 4 to 5 degrees on 07-09-2014 at 05:32 PM
    Your hefe will turn out great. Just a little dryer than "to style". But I've done some dryer
    hefes by missing my mash temps just like you and still made fantastic beer. Dry is nice for hot
    summer days...

  • Posted in thread: water adjustments on 07-08-2014 at 06:51 PM
    I have BeerSmith and use it and love it, but I don't really use the water calculator, although
    I've heard its great. Instead, I use Bru'n Water (just google bru'n water) which is a
    dowloadable excel s...

  • Posted in thread: Did I mess up my beer? on 07-07-2014 at 06:06 PM
    I've done some pretty dubious things to my beer pre-fermentation, never having a bad result. On
    the other hand, after fermentation I've made some mistakes and had beer go bad. I think beer is
    much mor...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling day and short of 5 gallons in the pail on 06-26-2014 at 01:04 PM
    When I used kits I never ended up with 5gal going into the bottling bucket. I think the kits
    are generally misleading. Most kits I've seen are calculated to get 5gal going into the
    fermenter, which me...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch or Pilsner Style Ale? Ferm temp on 06-26-2014 at 01:00 PM
    German Pilsners can be very hoppy, btw. I made a blonde ale with 95% Franco Belg Pilsner Malt
    and 5% Crystal 10 and 100% Saaz and fermented with us-05. Turned out great. I Did 1oz Saaz at
    60min, 1oz 2...

  • Posted in thread: Which yeast to use? on 06-25-2014 at 05:18 PM
    I would go with Notty in a blonde/cream ale. That would be my person preference, though. I
    think wlp005 is a good yeast, though. So, you really can't go wrong, just personal preference.

  • Posted in thread: Krausen on 06-25-2014 at 05:16 PM
    HelloI am wondering about krausen with all grain BIAB. I have been doing extract for a couple
    years. Switched to BIAB this year. I read about a lot of people using blow off tube and such.
    Since I have...

  • Posted in thread: Beer going bad during the summer on 06-25-2014 at 04:54 PM
    I know some people that won't brew in early spring, because the have a track record of wild
    yeast infections in March. There could be some wild yeast naturally occurring that 'bloom' in
    late spring in...

  • Posted in thread: Sour smell but tastes alright on 06-25-2014 at 04:45 PM
    Which yeast? What was your fermentation Temp?I think you might just be smelling 'green' beer.
    You could be smelling acetaldehyde that just needs to get processed by the yeast. If it tastes
    fine it is ...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch or Pilsner Style Ale? Ferm temp on 06-25-2014 at 04:37 PM
    I think what you've really made here is a blonde ale. BJCP 6B. It really fits the bill, if not
    a little hop forward. Although, given your hop additions and timing I don't think it will be
    overly asser...

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