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  • Posted in thread: Citra Pale Ale on 07-31-2014 at 02:04 AM
    To avoid the possible "cat piss" aromas I hear about I used Cascade for bittering and
    Centennial for flavor additions then finished with the Citra for aroma additions. I think I
    would rename this Citr...

  • Posted in thread: Vapor locked hop tea to extract more hop aroma? on 07-30-2014 at 10:16 AM
    So I boiled nearly a pint of water in a canning jar. Cooled to 150f and added 1oz of Citra hops
    and sealed the lid. Let it cool and then added it to my Summer Citra Cerveza in the primary
    after active...

  • Posted in thread: Are Buckets with no Seal Ok to Ferment? on 07-27-2014 at 08:18 AM
    For now I would just use some tape. I use a lid with a gasket. I have used a lid without a
    gasket and the air lock never bubbled. The point of an air lock is to prevent oxygen or
    anything else from en...

  • Posted in thread: Flaked Barley vs. Carapils / Carafoam on 07-27-2014 at 03:29 AM
    You could probably get away with a pound of maris otter but if your gonna mess around with a
    partial mash use as much fresh malt as possible. This is how people start doing full BIAB. Good

  • Posted in thread: Are Buckets with no Seal Ok to Ferment? on 07-27-2014 at 03:17 AM
    During active fermentation there should be enough co2 activity to prevent oxygen from entering
    but once fermentation slows or there is a drop in temperature oxygen may enter the unsealed
    container so ...

  • Posted in thread: Flaked Barley vs. Carapils / Carafoam on 07-26-2014 at 07:43 AM
    Flaked barley will aid head retention and adds a fresh dry grainy quality and must be mashed.
    Carapils will also add head retention but add a bit of sweetness and can be steeped. If you
    decide to do a...

  • Posted in thread: Conceited Brown Cur on 07-26-2014 at 07:34 AM
    So this has been kegged for a few weeks and just keeps getting better. Reminds me of Founder's
    Dirty Bastard, dark, fruity, bitter piney with a roasty finish.

  • Posted in thread: Left over grain recipe...Predicted flavor? on 07-26-2014 at 07:27 AM
    I used the recipe in the previous post with 1oz of Chinook at 40, 20, 10, and 0 min of boil.
    IBU =70, OG 1.068, FG 1.010. I used one packet of Fermentis Safbrew S-33 yeast mixed with two
    packets of Mu...

  • Posted in thread: Are Buckets with no Seal Ok to Ferment? on 07-26-2014 at 06:26 AM
    So was it water tight when you filled the bucket with some water and inverted it? When you
    squeeze the sides of the bucket does the airlock bubble? If you are not sure I would put the
    lid on the bucke...

  • Posted in thread: Controlling Fermentation Freezer Temp Swings on 07-23-2014 at 12:02 PM
    Fill empty milk jugs with water to fill much of the empty space in the freezer. This will add
    thermal mass and stabilize the internal temperature of the freezer.

Primary: Pineapple Pale Ale Kegged: Conceited Brown Cur, Summer Citra Cerveza Bottled: Concord-Cherry Wine, Dark Winter Spiced Ale, Whitetail Amber Ale, Summer Gold Pale Ale, Irish Sunset Future: Octoberfest I made a lot of beer and I can't drink it all by myself...okay I can but I like to share too.