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  • Posted in thread: Kettle Sours on 05-08-2016 at 02:52 PM
    I've got one on day 2 in the kettle right now, and I made a few last summer. I think mine's
    pretty well dialed in.Recipe - I do 50/50 pilsner and wheat. Hallertau hops at 5 or 6 IBUs.Your
    mash temp so...

  • Posted in thread: Starter Size Question for followers of WLPs Recommendations on 03-28-2016 at 01:12 PM
    This is one of those things that home brewers might geek out on a little more than we need to.
    I'd bet money that your beer will be great with a 2L starter.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast that does well with basement temps 60-65ish on 03-23-2016 at 02:04 PM
    That's what temp my basement is. If my chest freezer is full, I use my basement. I chill to 60,
    pitch and forget with a cal ale strain.

  • Posted in thread: Lowering Mash pH on 03-19-2016 at 02:08 AM
    Its actually much easier if you know your starting water quality and use a brewing chemistry
    program such as Bru'n Water to more accurately calculate the acid dose and adding that to the
    water prior t...

  • Posted in thread: Lowering Mash pH on 03-18-2016 at 07:44 PM
    Bru'n water. It's not a separate calculation necessarily. Once I've got all my numbers where I
    want them I just plug in some acid to see how much it takes to lower, and pickling lime to see
    how much i...

  • Posted in thread: Lowering Mash pH on 03-18-2016 at 02:13 PM
    I use a calculator to get/predict my mash where I want it with salt additions and acid, and
    also to calculate what adjustment would be required during the mash should I miss. I figure out
    how much 85%...

  • Posted in thread: Coffee Beers on 03-15-2016 at 11:00 PM
    Cold brewed coffee is definitely the way to go in beer. My wife LOVES coffee stouts and
    porters... I'm kind of meh on them. THIS recipe on the other hand, is something we both agree
    on and I tend to m...

  • Posted in thread: Input Needed to increase body on 03-15-2016 at 08:42 PM
    If I want more body, carapils is what I use. 5-10% will have a noticeable impact.

  • Posted in thread: dry lager yeast opinions on 03-03-2016 at 02:49 AM
    W34/70 is a GREAT strain for a German Lager. It's nice to not have to make a huge starter, just
    buy a a couple packets for every 5 gallons. I really can't say enough good things about it. As
    far as Am...

  • Posted in thread: Lager Starter help on 03-02-2016 at 02:27 AM
    1. I'd check the total volume of your 2L flask. It may look like there's a lot of space above
    the 2L mark, but if it's anything like mine there isn't. 2.5L is the max I'll do. See the
    attached pic. 34...