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Posted in thread: Second hot break! on 06-06-2009 at 05:02 PM
The extra 15 minutes of boil would increase your hop utilization. So the beer may be a little
more bitter than it would otherwise have been.I guess it is reasonable for the second addition
of extract ...
Posted in thread: Help! Include LME volume in boil volume? on 05-31-2009 at 04:33 PM
Both batches used 7 lbs LME, so that is a bit more than 1/2 g volume. I did end up factoring it
in, and made a minor adjustment to the hops based on that.Thanks for the quick replies.
Posted in thread: Help! Include LME volume in boil volume? on 05-31-2009 at 12:42 PM
Help. I just realized that I always fill my brew pot to the target boil volume, and then add
the extracts on top of that. But now I realize that adding several pounds of extract raises the
volume. So ...
Posted in thread: AHS/MW Fat Tire Clone on 05-28-2009 at 12:27 AM
I just received the Fat Tire Clone extract kit from AHS. When I plug in the ingredients into
BeerSmith, the computed IBUs are 16.5. Does that sound right?The hop schedule is:1 oz Northern
Brewer - alp...
Posted in thread: Steeping question on 11-20-2008 at 01:46 AM
From John Palmer's book:"Steeping specialty grain is like making tea. The crushed grain is
soaked in hot 150 - 170°F degree water for 30 minutes. Even though a color change will be
noticeable early on...
Posted in thread: Strawberry Blonde Tap Label on 04-25-2008 at 02:30 AM
The picture is so polished (great!) and the colors are excellent. I think the rise and fall of
the letters in "Strawberry Blonde" takes away from the polished look, i.e. I'm recommending a
Posted in thread: Hello from Oil City PA on 02-21-2008 at 01:56 AM
What a surprise to see a poster from Oil City. Some of my roots back to great grandparents go
there. Some of the more recent generation is around the Butler area now. Brings back some good
Posted in thread: Fusals? on 01-31-2008 at 03:49 AM
In Palmer's book, he lists that over-aeration as a possible source of fusel alcohols, as well.
That really surprised me, but I just found it in his book this past weekend.In my case, I'm
Posted in thread: Hop Substitution - Spalt for NB on 01-26-2008 at 06:14 PM
Unless someone suggests otherwise, looks like I'm going for the following:1.2 Cascade 6% - 60
min0.5 Cascade 6% - 30 min0.5 Cascade 6% - 15 min0.5 EKG 6% - 15 minI added the 0.5 EKG to get
the IBUs up...
Posted in thread: Hop Substitution - Spalt for NB on 01-26-2008 at 04:56 PM
Spalt is a radically different hop from NB. But, at the bittering stage it won't make too much
difference. Nuggett & Chinook are closer. I'd be tempted to use the Cascades for bittering &
the Spalt at...