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  • Posted in thread: Adding Whisky Soaked Oak chips on 08-21-2016 at 05:51 PM
    I always prefer to use cubes over chips. You get better flavor out of them, and their regular
    size gives you more consistent results. I use about 4 oz of oak for 5 gallon batch. No you
    don't need to b...

  • Posted in thread: What do you use to clean your glassware on 08-01-2016 at 06:03 AM
    Hot water almost exclusively. Just rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry. Sometimes I'll pour a
    little salt in the glass and use a bottle brush to scrub the salt around. Makes the glass
    sparkly clean ...

  • Posted in thread: bourbon soaked cherries - what beer? on 07-08-2016 at 02:02 PM
    I'm having a harder time with trying to come up with a beer style it *wouldn't* be good in.
    Maybe rauchbiers or double IPAs? Actually scratch the rauchbier, the smoke and bourbon would be
    good togethe...

  • Posted in thread: saison finished below 1 on 07-03-2016 at 02:56 PM
    To add to others and what's been said.A while back I did a big dark saison, I think it was
    above 1.090. Double decoction 154F mash temp. I also know I didn't have the perfect pitch rate
    (maybe 80% of ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottles conditioning for 8 days...should I sample? on 06-29-2016 at 08:04 PM
    do it.. try one... nobody will know..This^I take out sample bottles at the 1 week mark to check
    if they are starting to carb, it's very obvious when they aren't (this is with beers less than
    8%, anyth...

  • Posted in thread: Black IPA Feedback on 06-27-2016 at 07:40 PM
    Which grain would you think of swapping with the midnight wheat? I think the original recipe
    wanted some roast character to the beer. Seeing that it has chocolate and carafa 2 the roast
    flavors could....

  • Posted in thread: "Sour" beers not sour enough... on 06-22-2016 at 03:57 PM
    Well, I've had success souring with open-fermentation. In fact, one of our experiments became
    TOO sour, like throat-burning and acetic sour.Tried a beer with a commercial pedio pitch, but
    it's only ab...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 06-20-2016 at 03:46 AM
    10,972.5 plus 5 gallons of YFB, 5 gallons of Dead Ringer, and 5 gallons of Red IPA... so
    10987.5 totalCatching up 2 batches plus today's batch.+5 Black IPA5.5 Cream Ale5 honey saison
    11,003 total

  • Posted in thread: Looking for opinions on burners (Darkstar, Darkstar 2.0, SQ14) on 06-14-2016 at 01:35 PM
    I have the darkstar 2.0, I had a burner that was the same style as the original dark star. I
    don't have experience with the other burners you have listed.Comparing the 2.0 with its banjo
    burner vs. wh...

  • Posted in thread: Oxidation in 12oz bottles but not 22oz. Why on 06-10-2016 at 03:38 PM
    Two things I've thought of recently.First, oxygen absorbing caps, I've always used these since
    day one. I don't know if you mentioned having using these. So its worth a try if you don't or
    don't know ...