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  • Posted in thread: DME + Hot Erlenmeyer = Bad on 03-24-2015 at 05:10 PM
    Two tips to save you folks a lot of headache1.) Measure the amount of liquid you need using
    flask, pour into an appropriately sized pot, add DME, add heat and stir with whisk until
    dissolved and THEN ...

  • Posted in thread: Moving to all grain- Safest kettle size? on 02-24-2015 at 09:12 PM
    I'm moving to all grain and getting all new equipment. Whats the safest mash ton size for just
    doing 5 gallon batches? Can you do 10 gallon batches with a 10 gallon mash ton? Thanks in
    advance!I use a...

  • Posted in thread: Strong Scotch Ale - 1.085 to 1.020 - repitch or RHAHB? on 02-23-2015 at 04:15 PM
    Just my two cents on this one, but 1.020 sounds about right for a Wee Heavy (maybe even a
    little low). And sweet sounds about right as they are malty sweet beers. Don't discount the
    effect carbonation...

  • Posted in thread: Mystery IPA ??'s on 02-23-2015 at 04:13 PM
    I would think Pliny or Jai Lai (sp?) Jamil Z has a recipe in Brewing Classic Styles that is a
    clone of Pliny The Elder -- I've brewed it and it was badass and really impressed some of my
    beer nerd fri...

  • Posted in thread: Sessionable SMaSH IPA? on 02-20-2015 at 08:51 PM
    I'm guessing you are going for a 5g batch?I think you need to up your hop bill. I would shoot
    for something around 40-50 IBU's. By session what do you mean for ABV? By definition, I think
    session is u...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrewing Needs a Woman's Touch on 02-20-2015 at 04:56 PM
    Is this guy serious? I had to give up quilting because all the women ran me out of the hobby.

  • Posted in thread: Thin body issues on 02-20-2015 at 12:58 PM
    I was reminded of that too this Christmas when I was out of town and bought a 6 pack of
    Leinenkugel's vanilla porter. It too was watery and flavorless and had I not been so frugal, I
    would have dumped...

  • Posted in thread: Thin body issues on 02-19-2015 at 02:37 PM
    What you are doing wrong with this beer is tasting it too soon. Body comes from three sources,
    the grains used (looks fine), carbonation (none there yet), and the biological/chemical
    reactions that ha...

  • Posted in thread: Official Broken Hydrometer Count on 02-19-2015 at 02:14 PM
    I've broken 2 in 3 years. One rolled off the counter and the other was bizarre. I was squeezing
    the sleeve to pull out the hydrometer and was squeezing the part with the bulb in it, so when I
    pulled t...

  • Posted in thread: Safbrew abbaye on 02-18-2015 at 02:21 PM
    I made a Belgian blonde (not really to style) with this yeast on 2/1/2015 -- 1.055 ish. I
    kegged on 2/14 to cold condition for two weeks. I am having trouble getting it to flocculate (I
    added 7g of Gy...

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