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Posted in thread: Blue Balls Belgian Wit (Blue Moon Clone) on 05-02-2013 at 02:17 AM
Hope you got a blowoff tube on standby...haha for sure. You can't see it in the picture but I
have one on there. The krausen didn't quite rise to the neck and it's already subsided. I was
sad to see t...
Posted in thread: Blue Balls Belgian Wit (Blue Moon Clone) on 04-30-2013 at 11:56 AM
I got to brew this on Saturday. Hit the mash temps and OG on the nose! Very excited to taste
this one. The stratification of the cold break and yeast was interesting to see in the carboy:
Posted in thread: Andes Mint Chocolate Stout on 04-04-2013 at 11:49 AM
Good news! I was able to fix my carbonation for the remainder of this batch. I had to carefully
pop the caps off (so I could reuse them), add about 1/2 tsp of corn sugar and recapped. Then I
Posted in thread: Andes Mint Chocolate Stout on 03-21-2013 at 01:56 PM
I aimed for about 2.0 volumes which was, I think, 1/3 cup of corn sugar in 3.5 gallons of beer.
Posted in thread: Andes Mint Chocolate Stout on 03-18-2013 at 05:18 PM
Well I've always read that oils from fats may cause a no-head issue. Does anyone know how much
fat it takes to ruin head in a beer? I used 1/2 the container of Hershey's Cocoa powder so that
Posted in thread: Andes Mint Chocolate Stout on 03-18-2013 at 03:05 PM
I too am seeing the issues with carbonation in bottles. My batch has been in bottles for 2
weeks today and the beer gets pretty much no head and only slightly laces the glass. I was
hoping it would ge...
Posted in thread: Andes Mint Chocolate Stout on 03-05-2013 at 06:22 AM
I just bottled this about 15 minutes ago and I thought I'd share my notes and opinions on the
peppermint flavor. I steeped 4 Celestial Seasonings Peppermint tea bags in 1 quart of water for
about 5 mi...
Posted in thread: Andes Mint Chocolate Stout on 02-20-2013 at 01:02 PM
Wow good luck! The WLP004 has been pretty resilient for me. I had the carboy outside in my temp
controlled chest freezer and when the ambient temp dropped to about 50 degrees here in FL, the