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  • Posted in thread: Ballantine IPA clone help on 01-28-2015 at 02:40 PM
    I've checked out that thread before. I've actually put some thought and time into this.
    Interestingly, I see that that post is based on BigEds recipe. So, BigEd, how does my recipe
    look, in your opini...

  • Posted in thread: Carapils vs Carapils-dextrine on 01-28-2015 at 01:37 PM
    That is what I thought but they had dext and non dext Carapilis's labeled container. My
    research here tells me different. I think I have too much dextrine and need to dilute this
    specialty grain bill....

  • Posted in thread: Pilsner Urquell-like attempt on 01-28-2015 at 01:32 PM
    I understand you're trying to save a bit of money here but you're using a German yeast. That
    doesn't mean the beer won't be good but it does mean it will be more of a German than Czech
    version. If you...

  • Posted in thread: substitute for belgian bittersweet chocolate or where to get some on 01-27-2015 at 02:44 AM
    Any good quality bittersweet chocolate should work in the recipe. Ghiradelli is a widely
    distributed and high quality domestic (US) brand that shouldn't be hard to find.

  • Posted in thread: Ballantine IPA clone help on 01-27-2015 at 12:06 AM
    So, I'm looking to make a Ballantine IPA, with the recipe based on articles I've read about its
    resurgence. The problem is, it looks like I need to dry hop it, as well as age it with oak. So
    should I ...

  • Posted in thread: Conversion: Gravity Points to Plato on 01-19-2015 at 11:19 PM
    For a ballpark figure use .25 SG or Plato X4 to convert.

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing w/ kmeta on 01-18-2015 at 10:28 PM
    Thanks for info, I will hold off on bottling & run out and get some Star san .Although I have
    to say I am baffled that 2 tbsp diluted in 5 gallons can be a strong sanitizer . I have taken a
    big whiff ...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing w/ kmeta on 01-18-2015 at 06:32 PM
    Sulfite isn't strong enough to use with beer. It works with wine because of the lower pH and
    higher alcohol %. Don't screw around with anything else if you have a LHBS. Go and buy either
    StarSan or Io...

  • Posted in thread: PBW and teflon tape on 01-14-2015 at 02:17 AM
    Me- Iím curious if PBW is safe to use in brewing kettles/ mash tuns that have threaded fittings
    with teflon tape. I noticed the warning on a bottle of PBW and Iím curious if the chemical will
    break do...

  • Posted in thread: Which hops are great to use in a classic american pilsner? on 12-31-2014 at 03:02 AM
    I like to use some of the older varieties that may have been used in some of the early 20th
    Century brews. My CAP uses Cluster for bittering and Hallertau for later additions.


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