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  • 01.02.2011 - I brewed my first batch an all-grain Amarillo-Citra IPA. This brewday occurred with the help of a veteran with whom I had brewed all-grain with before.rnrn01.08.2011 - Second batch is the base beer for an Imperial Mayan Stout that will eventually get cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, and chiles. Half will go into a 3-gallon bourbon barrel.
  • Sorachi Lime Saison / Calypso's Ghost Saison / Bitter Beer Face (Amarillo & Simcoe)
  • Lucky Charm Berliner Weissbier / Flanders Red (Straight, Red Wine, and Whiskey) / Sour Blonde (Kiwi)/ Whiskey Barrel Imperial Stout
  • Monnik Blonde / Monnik Blonde (Brett B Trois) / Busted Chimney Dark Berliner / Fireopal Sour Mango
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  • Posted in thread: Using keg as primary? on 02-28-2015 at 02:58 PM
    I have done this with success and didn't even need the clamp. I've also had success with
    carving out the bottom of a rubber bung so that it will fit over the post. Just make sure you
    don't do somethin...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Tolerant Lactobacillus? on 08-15-2014 at 11:23 PM
    The new Wyeast is Lacto

  • Posted in thread: My First Brett Saison on 07-24-2014 at 01:16 PM
    If it finished at 1.005 and that's where you bottled, the Brett will continue to do work. The
    question is how much and whether the current character of the beer will cover up any additional
    Brett char...

  • Posted in thread: Adding bottle dregs later in the game on 07-23-2014 at 08:42 PM
    If the commercial beer is good, by all means add the dregs. It's definitely not too late. While
    you might not gain too much, Brett is definitely working 4-6 months into a beer like that. With
    wilds, I...

  • Posted in thread: My First Brett Saison on 07-23-2014 at 08:28 PM
    right, but i believe the "works faster" observation is when the brett is added at bottling
    (i.e. first introduced to the beer). in this beer's case, the brett has had plenty of time in
    secondary to do...

  • Posted in thread: My First Brett Saison on 07-23-2014 at 01:41 PM
    One initial possibility is that the Brett has contributed a decent amount, but that the hop
    character is covering up anything that is distinctly noticeable as Brett. Fruity
    characteristics could all j...

  • Posted in thread: Lambics and Oak on 06-19-2014 at 01:27 PM
    In my experience it's generally not noticeable to subtle, unless it's something specifically
    advertised about the beer, e.g. Cantillon Nomad having a wine barrel character. The one
    exception to this f...

  • Posted in thread: First sour, Wanting sour saison advice. on 03-10-2014 at 01:22 PM
    Cabbage and Brussels sprouts smells are okay so long as it doesn't smell like rotting garbage!
    Best of luck.Blog: spontaneousfunk.blogspot.comSent from my iPhone using Home Brewing

  • Posted in thread: Apple Juice Lacto Starter on 03-04-2014 at 12:40 PM
    I should also add that I've used lactic acid, citric acid and acidulated malt to adjust pH all
    with favorable results.Yes, sorry, I meant a calculator to adjust ph of starter liquid, not
    mash ph.Blog:...

  • Posted in thread: Apple Juice Lacto Starter on 03-04-2014 at 12:25 AM
    A quick trick that I've found works pretty well is acidifying the starter liquid to a pH of 4.0
    or less before you pitch the grain. This keeps some of the less desirable bacteria and wild
    yeast in che...