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Posted in thread: Hops, hops, hops on 03-15-2015 at 03:28 PM
This is addressing more your initial post, but couldn't resist since I never hear anything
about Vanguard hops. I ended up with a pound once and had to get creative with it....and I
still have some le...
Posted in thread: Recipe Critique: All-Grain Honey Nut Brown on 01-18-2015 at 07:44 PM
Digging this back up from the grave....the batch that I made from post #6 turned out REALLY
well. In fact, I just stumbled on this thread while searching for honey brown recipes and
realize I had post...
Posted in thread: Black IPA conditioning question on 01-18-2015 at 04:41 PM
God dag! I love black IPAs and have brewed several. I typically treat them like a standard IPA,
primarily to preserve the hop qualities. The darker malts do provide some of the character but
it is an ...
Posted in thread: 2 month old yeast - starter? on 01-18-2015 at 01:53 AM
flars - I don't typically "wash" my yeast, per se. Once I empty the fermenter, I just sanitize
a scoop and scoop it into a sanitized jar (usually 8oz jelly jar). If I have more than 8 oz
then I use mu...
Posted in thread: 2 month old yeast - starter? on 01-17-2015 at 08:05 PM
I must have superman yeast or something because I direct pitch all the way up to 6 months. It
does take a bit longer to start fermenting when it gets over a few weeks but it has always
worked (yes, AL...
Posted in thread: The SsBrewingTechnologies "Happy HolidaySs" Giveaway! on 11-22-2014 at 04:27 PM
Oh pick me! Pick me!
Posted in thread: How to best use my homegrown hops on 07-21-2014 at 03:14 AM
The first few years I used mine as aroma and dry hop as well. Eventually I had so much that I
decided to throw caution to the wind and make a big IPA with them. Mash, fwh, aroma and dry.
Just be prepa...
Posted in thread: Belgian Pale Ale - yeast substitute on 07-03-2014 at 12:07 AM
My go-to yeast for Belgian Blonds is Wyeast 1214. I'm not sure if there's much of a difference
in recipe composition between a pale ale and a blond, but I'm a huge fan of this yeast for a
range of Bel...
Posted in thread: Tweaking my IPA on 06-28-2014 at 03:18 AM
I concur with kingwood...you may consider doing a fwh with columbus, then do a serious hopburst
at 15-0 then a hopstand...maybe even columbus as mash hop as well. Pairing simcoe or apollo
with your ex...
Posted in thread: Over carbonated beer on 06-23-2014 at 11:39 AM
Dang it...didn't realize I was the last to post before the thread was revived. It irritates me
when a thread is left with a cliffhanger and no closure.So in my case, I believe the beer
turned out ok.....