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Posted in thread: Why do homebrewers seem to use carapils more than breweries? on 03-12-2012 at 09:44 PM
OK, I checked with a couple breweries and I'm prepared to eat my words on this one. Checked
with a couple breweries and when they mention crashing at the desired FG, they are referring to
the known FG...
Posted in thread: Why do homebrewers seem to use carapils more than breweries? on 03-11-2012 at 12:48 AM
On a tour of Ninkasi a while back, I was told that they take gravity readings every 8 hour or
so and when the beer reaches their target gravity, they cold-crash the fermenter. It sits cold
for a day b...
Posted in thread: Why do homebrewers seem to use carapils more than breweries? on 03-06-2012 at 10:20 PM
@Adam: not so sure you are correct there. Many commercial breweries halt fermentation at a
certain point and either fine, filter or centrifuge out the remaining yeast. Granted, they
aren't stopping a ...
Posted in thread: Why do homebrewers seem to use carapils more than breweries? on 03-06-2012 at 04:56 PM
Thanks for the responses...I appreciate the good, objective feedback. The comment on breweries
crashing their beer when they choose makes sense to me, but if they crash it at 1.009, would
you expect i...
Posted in thread: Why do homebrewers seem to use carapils more than breweries? on 03-06-2012 at 04:39 AM
I think the big difference is that homebrewers usually ferment their beer until the yeast stops
and commercial breweries crash their beer when it gets to the desired FG.Cheers!Kevin
Posted in thread: Brew Classic European Beers At Home - Crystal malt? on 02-23-2012 at 12:04 AM
I believe the crystal malt reference in that book is 'British Crystal 70-80L'. If you are
trying to brew the recipes as written, I would try to find this malt. It shouldn't be too hard,
Baird, TF, Sim...
Posted in thread: Hair of the Dog - Blue Dot IIPA Clone on 02-16-2012 at 03:04 AM
did you brew this? I am interested in hearing how it compares to Ruth. On HoD's site they said
they use Crystal hops, not Cascade/Amarillo. How is the maltyness with just pilsner? What
Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for 21st Amendment Back In Black IPA on 01-21-2012 at 06:37 AM
On the East Coast here, and the 21A six packs of cans has been around $11. I liked their Back
in Black, but overall, I'm not a huge fan of black IPA as a style. The Allies Win the War was
Posted in thread: Ninkasi Renewale 2012 on 01-21-2012 at 06:31 AM
The big N is pretty good about listing their malts in order of percentage, so I would start
there. And definitely hit them up for a hint or two, very homebrew friendly guys.Cheers!Kevin
Posted in thread: Beans? on 01-08-2012 at 04:34 AM
I had a beer from Bear Republic, Clobberskull I believe, that was brewed with peas. Maybe hit
them up for some insight.Cheers!Kevin