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  • Posted in thread: Is my beer supposed to look like this? on 03-29-2015 at 05:48 PM
    Mason jars have a tendency to become grenades when pressure is built up inside 'em.I agree. Do
    Not attempt to bottle in Mason jars. They cannot withstand the pressure. You really do need to
    do a littl...

  • Posted in thread: Organic Black IPA on 03-29-2015 at 04:10 PM
    Recommend midnight wheat for the color. Its the least roasty of the dark malts, even less than
    dehusked carafa.I use midnight wheat or even debittered black.

  • Posted in thread: Fabulous beer dinner! on 03-29-2015 at 03:07 PM
    That sounds great. The courses all sound very tastey. My wife and I do that occasionally. We
    have come to the conclusion we already have too much stuff, so for anniversaries and Christmas,
    we decide o...

  • Posted in thread: Where's that Simcoe at, though? on 03-27-2015 at 06:07 PM
    Farmhouse seems to have it in stock. $6 for 4 oz.

  • Posted in thread: Last week I opened my very own LHBS and I wanted to share some pics on 03-25-2015 at 04:51 PM
    Looks great. Nice and organized.One thing to consider. Turn your grain mill around so the
    pulley is towards the wall away from the customers, or better yet put a guard on it.

  • Posted in thread: Is Wyeast French saison from Brasserie Thiriez? on 03-25-2015 at 03:25 PM
    Not sure just how accurate this is, but according to MrMalty it is.

  • Posted in thread: Blonde Fatale Brewery Email. Help me clone! on 03-23-2015 at 09:15 PM
    I have never had that brew but I looked it up. Sounds like a pretty simple Belgian Golden
    strong.I would start with 75% 2-row, 5% Munich, 20% sugar. You can use the Simplicity like you
    mentioned or ju...

  • Posted in thread: Experimenting with Rye on 03-23-2015 at 12:59 PM
    Watch out for a stuck mash with a 30% Rye in a tun.I will second this. Rye can be very sticky.
    Use plenty of rice hulls. If you are used to BIAB a stuck sparge is not an issue. In a mash tun
    rye can g...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling by Brix on 03-22-2015 at 04:08 PM
    I would not try it myself. This is a disaster waiting to happen. How can you accurately
    determine when to bottle? A recipe FG is just an estimate of where it will end. Too many
    variables in the equati...

  • Posted in thread: Saison on 03-22-2015 at 03:34 PM
    Saison is such a loose style that one description does not fit all.I have brewed about 50
    saisons and they all are slightly different. Some are spicy, some are more fruity, some are
    more funky. The on...


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