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Posted in thread: lesson learned: too much citra on 06-17-2013 at 11:11 PM
I brewed a pale ale in early April using Citra hops for the first time: 1 oz each of Chinook
(60min), Cascade (15min) and Citra (5 min). This weekend I opened the first one. The stuff is
Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 05-27-2013 at 11:49 AM
Thanks for the reply ajdelange. I guess I'll send off to Wards.
Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 05-26-2013 at 06:27 PM
I’m doing 5 gallon partial boils with Extracts. I’m mostly doing American Pale &
Amber Ales. My brews are turning out fine for the most part but I have a couple of questions
about water, h...
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...