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Posted in thread: Keeping Notes on 04-27-2013 at 04:05 PM
I'm still fairly new to brewing, with only 14 batches under my belt. I'm using BrewTarget for
crafting recipes and printing out brew day instructions. But I also keep meticulous notes in MS
Word as we...
Posted in thread: Sound good? on 04-13-2013 at 10:58 AM
You are better off not trying to use the top-off water to cool the wort. Coming off the boil
the wort is obviously still very hot. The top-off water will cool it somewhat, but not
significantly. You w...
Posted in thread: Sound good? on 04-12-2013 at 11:08 PM
No, you want to bring the temp of the wort down quickly. Adding water at this stage will only
add to your cooling time. Assuming you're doing this on your stove, place the kettle in an ice
bath in the...
Posted in thread: Berkshire Brewing Co. Extract recipes on 04-08-2013 at 09:52 PM
These guys really do produce outstanding beers. Have you thought about asking them directly? If
not an extract, perhaps an all-grain recipe that could be converted. It's worth a shot. My wife
met one ...
Posted in thread: Irish Moss or not? on 04-04-2013 at 10:36 PM
I've used Irish Moss at 15 min. for approximately half of my extract brews with good success in
clearing the beer and haven't noticed an impact on head retention. But then again, I haven't
tried a bac...
Posted in thread: Shelf Life of Brewing Ingredients on 04-03-2013 at 11:06 PM
I put hop packets in a zip lock freezer bag in the top shelf of the freezer above the ice
maker. All yeasts in the butter cubby on the fridge door. Grains & LME on the fridge shelf.
They should be ok ...
Posted in thread: Looking for a Bodington clone on 03-22-2013 at 02:30 PM
You can always create your own. This recipe turned out well for me: 5 Gallon partial boil
extract recipe (60 min boil)OG: 1.039 FG: 1.010ABV: 3.7% IBU: 20 SRM: 7Steep in 0.5 gallon @
150F for 30 minut...
Posted in thread: Temperature-Insensitive Brews or Brewing for the Season on 03-22-2013 at 12:37 PM
Thunder Chicken, you might want to head to the store and pick up some commercial Saison or
Biere de Garde to get an idea of what you're in for. A lot of people around here love these
types of brews, b...
Posted in thread: Late extract additions on 03-19-2013 at 11:40 AM
If you're adding the extract at flameout just be sure to wait 10-15 minutes before cooling. The
wort will be plenty warm enough to kill off any "nasties".Have you tried using two burners to
bring the ...
Posted in thread: Best yeast for clear beer on 03-17-2013 at 11:48 PM
I'm all over the place with the yeasts I've use: Nottingham, Safale-05, Wyeast American Ale,
British Ale, Belgian Ale, Belgian Abbey II, Biere de Garde, Denny's Favorite, for example.
Mostly they've b...
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