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  • Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 06-07-2016 at 12:33 AM
    Chiming in with this: I'm also having a slow ferment. I found out that my initial reading 3
    days in was way off. I did use 1388, and the temp is about 70 degrees. I started out at 1.132,
    and depending...

  • Posted in thread: 12-12-12 Wee Heavy Swap and Critique Thread on 05-22-2016 at 12:05 AM
    Y'all are awful:pI made it as far as 4 years with mine, and shared it with my brewclub. They
    universally loved it. I brewed the recipe again, and did a split 10 gallon batch, with half
    oaked. Deliciou...

  • Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 05-18-2016 at 12:25 AM
    I'm still in testing with Fermaid O. Three additions seems fine with a 1.100 BOMM. When the
    gravity is higher, it starts to get dicey on fusel production. You can add more. It won't hurt
    anything as l...

  • Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 05-17-2016 at 12:05 AM
    After reading this entire thread, plus your blog, I went for it. I used mostly honey from a
    local bee farm, where they have Tupelo available. That was 12 pounds, and I ended up having to
    add in anothe...

  • Posted in thread: East Coast Hops on 05-13-2016 at 02:35 AM
    Notes:Yes, it's a lot of oats. They will affect both head retention and gravity. You'll
    probably find you need more time on gas to get a decent head. As to the gravity, this should be
    around 1.072 OG ...

  • Posted in thread: On a whim just got what? on 01-09-2016 at 03:01 PM
    The finished beer initially had a pretty big citrus zing, more than I would have liked. In
    talking to other people, it was probably a combination of the yeast (others have said it tends
    to have citrus...

  • Posted in thread: Zeus's rebirth. Non typical, all steam brew stand. on 12-21-2015 at 03:30 AM
    Just read through the entire thread. Posting to follow. Great stuff!

  • Posted in thread: On a whim just got what? on 12-21-2015 at 01:45 AM
    I'm using it in a very simple Agave Wheat, to try to add a little interesting kick to it. I'm
    fermenting at 66 F to start, and I'll ramp that up to 68 F after a couple of days. Based on
    reviews on Whi...

  • Posted in thread: RIP Grain Bag... on 10-05-2015 at 01:37 AM
    Another upvote for Wilserbrewer. Wonderful stuff. I made a 10 gallon Wee Heavy batch in it -
    wetted grain weight was a little under 100 pounds, and the bag handled it like a champ.

  • Posted in thread: Beer line self-emptying with polypropylene? on 08-15-2015 at 12:11 AM
    It happens on multiple kegs that I've swapped, so I doubt it's an o-ring issue.Temperature
    seems the most likely suspect, although that still doesn't explain why I never saw the issue
    with vinyl lines...

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