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Posted in thread: Maple Beer on 11-16-2013 at 03:19 AM
I recently put about 24 fl. oz of grade A amber syrup in secondary with my nut brown. My
thought was that if I racked over enough yeast it would eat most of the syrup and leave a nice
Posted in thread: Marris otter vs 2 row in american rye pale on 08-27-2013 at 02:43 AM
What other specialty malt are you using? I agree if you are using just rye and 2 row, go with
marris otter 2 row. But if you are bringing in any crystal or biscuit etc, go with american 2
Posted in thread: boiling with blichmann false bottom in on 02-20-2013 at 01:44 PM
Hey mitchar19, have you tried boiling with the false bottom? I was thinking about doing this
also but heeded the warnings so far. I don't really want to use a hop bag. They also sent some
Posted in thread: Wlp028 on 01-03-2013 at 01:42 AM
There were no real discernible off flavors with the beer that I can recall...other than I
should have been more patient with it and given it time to mature rather than keg it and drink
it. It only got...
Posted in thread: Yesterdays Brew on 12-30-2012 at 04:04 PM
You are correct on the expected OG being around 1.085. I think you'd need about 3 more pounds
of DME to get that gravity up to 1.120. I just don't see how it is possible to have that large
of a discre...
Posted in thread: Adding flavoring ... on 12-30-2012 at 03:43 PM
Be careful with cherry extract...they can make the beer taste like cough syrup. I've steered
clear of them for that reason, and go with pure 100% dark cherry or tart cherry juice or
concentrate you ca...
Posted in thread: Primarys fermenting in freezer on 12-30-2012 at 03:26 PM
I do this with my lagers, never had issues.I have heard of people having issues though, but
mainly from yeasties that like to emit sulfur and that being a difficult odor to remove from
the freezer. I'...
Posted in thread: Steeping crystal malts vs. mashing, the differences? on 12-29-2012 at 04:59 AM
I'm not convinced that mashing with base grains vs. steeping alone would have such a huge
impact on the beer. It can be argued that there are some more complex carbs that are not broken
down into ferm...
Posted in thread: Converting Dark LME to grain on 10-08-2012 at 12:58 PM
what kind of beer style are you brewing, and what is your target OG? Without any additional
fermentables 6.6 lbs of DME would give a 5 gallon batch an OG of around 1.048.
Posted in thread: Low Efficiency - Troubleshooting w/ No Luck on 08-20-2012 at 02:48 PM
There are a few areas where everyone is usually able to improve efficiency. The first is grain
crush. You should make sure there are no whole, unbroken husks or even just cracked. They need
to be brok...