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  • Posted in thread: Mixing in LME on 09-15-2015 at 01:27 AM
    Thanks transamguyDoes the darkening necessarily lead to the off flavors i'm experiencing or do
    you think they are two separate issues that need to be diagnosed?I'm going to try the late
    addition on th...

  • Posted in thread: To keg or not to keg?? on 09-14-2015 at 11:56 PM
    I would keg, at first I was thinking "they need to bottle, it's a right of passage" but then I
    thought about it and I have been kegging now for over 2 years and I won't go back to bottling.
    I say I'll...

  • Posted in thread: Fruit beer. How to add the fruit on 09-11-2015 at 06:10 PM
    I did a blueberry ale earlier this year and I used 3lbs of frozen blueberries that I defrosted
    then smashed and dumped into a muslin bag and dropped into a keg. It was a simple blond ale.
    From what I ...

  • Posted in thread: Mixing in LME on 09-11-2015 at 06:03 PM
    If you are mixing in your LME in the beginning of the boil then yes it will darken. As was
    already stated I would remove the pot from heat and then stir it in and stir for awhile to make
    sure it's not...

  • Posted in thread: Trying to darken a dry irish stout on 09-07-2015 at 06:03 PM
    You could sub an oz or two of black patent for roasted barley, that will add 6 to 12 SRM to
    your color. That should darken it up.

  • Posted in thread: How do I "mash" oats on 09-07-2015 at 05:28 PM
    Oats need to be mashed with a base malt because they don't have enough diastatic power on their
    own to convert the starch to sugar. You could do a partial mash with a few pounds of base malt
    (2 row or...

  • Posted in thread: Wort chiller question on 09-05-2015 at 09:33 PM
    I would recommend a 50' copper chiller, if you decide to make more than 5 gallon batches you
    are already set up and there is more surface area to cool your wort. I have a 50' 1/2" IC and
    can chill 10+...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew / Beer Swap SW PA on 09-02-2015 at 01:28 AM
    I'm interested in some trades! And m00ps I'm about an hour away from tired hands, I get out
    that way every few months to visit friends so maybe I can get some for a trade. So we are
    trading bombers? I...

  • Posted in thread: Which bittering hop for my IPA combination? on 08-31-2015 at 12:56 AM
    I personally like Worrior for bittering and if you do a first wort hop it has a "smoother" bite
    than just a 60min addition.

  • Posted in thread: What hop bags do you use? on 08-26-2015 at 01:30 AM
    5 gallon paint strainer bar clipped to the lip of the BK A few dollars for 2 at Home Depot. Or
    probably most any store that sells paint.+1 to this, I've used the same 4 for almost 2 years.
    Throw them ...


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