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Posted in thread: Best "Bang for buck" brew equipment on 07-10-2014 at 03:13 AM
First $100, equipment to make starters and the tools necessary to rig up some cheap temperature
controls. Next $500, all grain set-up including; burner, brew pot, gravity feed stand, HLT and
Posted in thread: Harvesting Yeast from Starters: UPDATE!!! on 07-08-2014 at 12:04 AM
I also employ this approach because I feel better about saving yeast that hasn't gone through a
full fermentation. When I buy the yeast I make a large starter that I split into 4 mason jars.
When I'm ...
Posted in thread: SMaSH hops suggestions wanted on 07-05-2014 at 05:03 PM
I'd go Willamette and Centennial.
Posted in thread: Summer Saison Recipe Critique on 07-04-2014 at 12:57 AM
I just kegged a batch with 3711 a couple hours ago. 1.042 to 1.002. That yeast is just very
hungry. It is so easy to use and I really like the flavor. I hope the beer is great for you.
Posted in thread: Columbus/Topaz/Galaxy on 06-15-2014 at 02:06 AM
Has anyone blended these hops? How about just Topaz and Columbus? I want to make a hop bomb
with these with 15/10/5 and whirlpool additions. I'm looking at nearly 80 IBU without a
bittering addition. ...
Posted in thread: Quick note on Hops Direct on 06-14-2014 at 03:25 AM
I order 5lbs of hops on Monday, taking advantage of their big sale this week. I got my order in
before work and they had it shipped out before the day was out. During a sale that is super
Posted in thread: Summer Saison Recipe Critique on 06-11-2014 at 03:05 AM
3711 is a monster. It will work from mid 60s up to 80s and some folks might go warmer than
that. I average 85%+ attenuation with it. I never brew to an OG of higher than 1.045 when I use
it because I ...
Posted in thread: Mash.. Water to grain ratio on 06-08-2014 at 08:04 PM
I run between 1.5 and 2 qts per lbs. I have a RIMS and need to keep plenty of liquid in the
mash so it will flow well. I recently went 2.25 qt/lb on a no sparge brew with great success. I
think you ju...
Posted in thread: Does your bittering hop really matter? on 06-08-2014 at 05:33 PM
I have a stout recipe that I really enjoy. I have always used Magnum as the buttering hops. The
last time I brewed it I used Columbus, thinking the buttering addition shouldn't make a
difference. The ...
Posted in thread: Munich SmasH on 06-08-2014 at 12:38 AM
I made one with Northern Brewer. I lost the recipe, hard drive failure. It was 1.048, about 30
IBU with roughly 3 oz split between flameout and 15 min additions. It was 10g. Super tasty,
delicate hop ...