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  • My wife bought us a kit to try out together. That was 5 years ago. Now I'm obsessed. I have a four tap keg-o-rater, a RIMS system, I maintain a small library of yeasts, keep about 6-7 lbs of hops in the freezer, and maintain a steady supply of malt. rnI really like to let the base malt shine through so I typically avoid plain two row and keep my recipes fairly simple. Today I brewed a pale ale with pale ale malt about 7% Crystal 40 and a bunch of late hops (centennial and columbus).
  • It will depend on the whim I am having on a given day. I am thinking a simple Premium Bitter with 100% Gambrinus ESB malt (I have some coming and want to see what it is all about) and Willamette/EKG. Then throw in Wyeast 1098. This is subject to change.
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  • Posted in thread: Low hop aroma with High Hopped Beers Issue! on 12-31-2016 at 01:29 AM
    I would recommend cutting the carapils down and reducing the mash temp. 1.017-18 has quite a
    bit of residual sugar which tends to mute hop flavors and aromas a bit. If you can get your FG
    down around ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Plan on 05-26-2016 at 02:10 AM
    Pull yeast from fridge and slap it right away. In 4-6 hours it will be swollen and ready to go.
    If you go 1.75L in a 2L flask on the stir plate, in my experience, it is going to foam out but
    this has ...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping advice on 04-21-2016 at 09:27 PM
    So I paired 1oz of Columbus with .5oz EKG in the WLP060 batch, and 1oz Centennial with .5oz
    Azacca in the US-05 batch. I will have to wait and see how things work out. Both smelled good
    12 hours after...

  • Posted in thread: E/SE Nebraska Grain buy 2016 on 04-19-2016 at 07:29 PM
    This is disappointing. I am sorry they pulled the rug out from under you. I appreciate all your
    efforts on this front though. Cheers.

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping advice on 04-13-2016 at 07:54 PM
    I brewed 10g of American Pale Ale on Sunday. I used 17lbs pale ale malt and 1lb crystal 40 as
    the grain bill. In the kettle I hopped with .25oz Topaz FWH1.5 oz each Centennial and Columbus
    at 101.5 oz...

  • Posted in thread: Poll: Favorite Most Used Specialty Grains on 04-12-2016 at 02:48 PM
    Favorite: Special Roast-it has a nice tangy flavor with bready aromas that are unique and
    wonderful in amber to brown ales.Most used: C40-just a nice sweet note with a bit of caramel
    that nicely round...

  • Posted in thread: E/SE Nebraska Grain buy 2016 on 04-03-2016 at 04:30 PM
    I can give up the half bag of wheat that I am splitting with Quincy if that is acceptable to

  • Posted in thread: Boadicea Hops on 03-26-2016 at 08:44 PM
    I made a premium bitter with these hops last fall. I had 1 oz of Boadicea with 1 oz of EKG in
    the Whirlpool, and 1 oz Boadicea at 15 minutes. It was a simple recipe and it had a nice floral
    character ...

  • Posted in thread: E/SE Nebraska Grain buy 2016 on 03-25-2016 at 07:04 PM
    Looks good to me!

  • Posted in thread: E/SE Nebraska Grain buy 2016 on 03-25-2016 at 02:30 PM
    I'm pretty sure he means white wheat malt.Exactly. I don't care which malting company it is
    from. I plan to use it at 10-20% in pale ales and such, so I'm not looking for major flavor
    contributions. L...

February 27, 2010  •  03:45 AM
Hey you got me thinking about filtration, so i did some research, and its exactly how we do it at the winery, even the final filter. It dose remove hop resin, but also removes a lot of other shit that can make a beer turn bad. Spending my Friday night reading about beer. Just ordered some RIMS parts!!!!