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  • Started out with partial mash and moved up to all grain.
    Current setup:
    54qt cholman cooler for mash tun
    42qt stainless brew pot
    30qt hot water pot
    1 ruler to tell when I hit 5g in my pot (new purchase this solves a lot of issues, highly recommend for all grain)
    copper wort chiller
    2 bucket primaries, 1 glass 6.5g primary
    3 secondaries 5g class
    4 k-kegs
    1 5lb co2 tank
    4 beers on tap

    The 100% brett l. wit is taking a VERY long time to ferment. It's been 7 days and I am still getting bubbling every 10 seconds. I flavoured the wit with 2tsb coriander and 2gm paradise seed.

    Blood orange heff - spring time fav.
    Scotch Ale - too sweet
    Brown Ale - just right
    Bock - missing that caramel sweetness but a great beer
    Chocolate Stout - had to over boil the hops so it's really bitter
    Chocolate Lagger - Excellent beer, 9% and very well balanced
    Imp Stout - very early beer, way too strong and the yeast didn't ferment anything in the bottle and I don't think there is much nas
  • 3/5 Belgin Sour farmhouse ale
    3/15 Blood orange heff
  • #1) Pilsner
    #2) 100% brett l. wit
    #3) Empty
  • #1) Empty
    #2) Empty
    #3) Empty
  • Chocolate Stout
    Coffee Stout
  • Bock
    Brown Ale
    Honey Cider
    Scotch Ale
  • Male
  • Engaged
  • Natick
  • MA


  • Posted in thread: How do people store beer bottles? on 08-12-2015 at 03:15 AM
    So going with the milk crate, I can fit 10 belgian bottles, corked or uncorked, on their side.
    they are sturdy enough to not worry about. There is a lot of rattling though. I actually really
    love the ...

  • Posted in thread: How do people store beer bottles? on 08-11-2015 at 02:50 PM
    These are awesome. My wife will be thrilled. Typically, I use belgian bottles at this point but
    that 6pack in the closet looked awesome. Also, filing cabinets are a fantastic idea. I think I
    also migh...

  • Posted in thread: How do people store beer bottles? on 08-11-2015 at 12:47 AM
    Hi everyone,I have a lot of bottles. Most of them are unfilled. The cases they came in have
    reached the point of no return and I am now stuck. How do you keep your bottles? Where do you
    put them? What...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian yeast is taking a very long time to ferment on 06-11-2015 at 10:16 PM
    Yea. It was that one I think. I accidentally threw out the packaging but I was told that
    something like this could happen and it sounds like exactly that. Really annoying. Thanks!Oh.
    One more thing. I...

  • Posted in thread: How much slurry do YOU pitch? on 06-11-2015 at 10:15 PM
    For 5g batches, I typically will pitch about 1/2 - 3/4 cup of slurry. If it is sad yeast, it
    sinks to the bottom. Typically, this is enough for me to get a very good start. BTW, not all
    yeast is equal...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian yeast is taking a very long time to ferment on 06-11-2015 at 10:09 PM
    Hi everyone,I actually have a newbie problem and it is strange. First off, I have never had
    good luck with Belgian strains. I don't know which one it is but it is suppose to make a decent
    saison. I br...

  • Posted in thread: salvaging my dubbel on 06-11-2015 at 05:16 PM
    Liquid yeast is exceptionally fragile. If it is too cold, it dies. If it is too hot, it dies.
    You do not know the temps of any of the trucks or of the facilities where it is all sorted. In
    the winter,...

  • Posted in thread: How badly did I just mess up? on 06-09-2015 at 10:41 PM
    I doubt that you ruined anything. I did something very stupid and poured a gallon of boiling
    water into the mash to increase the temperature and it shot up to 170. I quickly cooled it down
    and the bee...

  • Posted in thread: I think I messed up...... on 06-09-2015 at 10:37 PM
    The ice, and the bag, will not contaminate your beer. Anything added to the wort much below 150
    runs the (VERY MINOR) risk of introducing something you don't want. Ice still left floating...
    that migh...

  • Posted in thread: how do you save money... and what's your per bottle price? on 06-09-2015 at 10:27 PM
    Use a starter. Reuse yeast. Do the same type of beer back to back, 3 days apart. Use minimal
    hops and buy grain in bulk. The most expensive thing you buy is yeast. If liquid yeast is too
    much, get rea...