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Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 02-02-2016 at 09:18 PM
+5gal DIPA = 1792.5+5gal Kolsch+5gal Fest=1802.5
Posted in thread: Brown sludge in the mash on 02-02-2016 at 01:50 PM
I get this all the time. I started seeing it when I switched over to Hochkurz style mashes
(longer with a 158 temp rest). I believe it's made up of proteins that come out of the mash,
nothing to worry...
Posted in thread: Poor attenuation, what's the likely culprit? on 01-26-2016 at 03:17 PM
Here's a good read for you. I would look at the pH and temps section. like you did everything
right. I punched in your stuff to Beersmith, it told me 1.009 for FG. In my experience with
Posted in thread: Graduating from kit brewing to next level on 01-26-2016 at 02:49 PM
5 gallon carboys (for your normal 5 gallon batch) are best used as secondary vessels. For 5
gallon batches it's best to primary in a 6.5 gallon carboy/bucket so you have headspace for
krausen.When I b...
Posted in thread: Poor attenuation, what's the likely culprit? on 01-26-2016 at 02:35 PM
What was your mash schedule (temp(s), time at each temp if stepped, etc.)?
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 01-25-2016 at 11:35 PM
1268.5 + 5 (DIPA, 1/21) + 5 (Stout, 1/23) = 1278.5
Posted in thread: Peanut Butter Cocoa Porter - First Recipe, critique welcome! on 02-26-2015 at 07:19 PM
I think it looks good. I made a very similar porter about 6 weeks ago, with 13oz of PB2
powdered peanut butter. The recipe I used was similar to this although I didn't use any
lactose. Expect some ext...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 02-23-2015 at 08:08 PM
I haven't posted yet, so here are my 6x5.5 gallon brews so far this year:Kolsch (1/11)Dunkel
(1/12)Porter (1/16)IPA (2/02)Best Bitter (2/06)Festbier (2/10)4745.5 + 33 = 4778.5
Posted in thread: Kolsch with Wyeast 2565 - noob questions .... on 02-18-2015 at 05:42 PM
Hi Bill,For 2565 I usually pitch and ferment right at 60 and get good results. I use either
2565 or WLP029 for nearly all of my ales. I'll take a gravity towards the end of fermentation,
Posted in thread: Storing corked bottles long term on 02-17-2015 at 06:41 PM
I honestly doubt it matters much either, just explaining some of the supposed cons of
horizontal (I can't find any cons of vertical). I too do it both ways in my beer fridge since
the top shelf can on...