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  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Stout Question on 03-11-2008 at 04:47 AM
    I have had better results staying away from powdered unsweetened chocolate....Better to buy a
    candy bar style unsweetened chocolate and melt it.Also try to split your requirements in half.
    Add the sec...

  • Posted in thread: My First Stout - Fermentation Question on 03-11-2008 at 04:40 AM
    It sounds perfect......vigorous fermentaion w/o the foamyour temperature was not to warm when
    you pitched your yeast so little foamYou are regulating your fermentation temp at the right
    temp so little...

  • Posted in thread: Age In Carboy or Bottle? on 03-11-2008 at 04:31 AM
    Bottle it up and age it.Free your carboy and brew another batch right?Wine and beer has been
    aged in the bottles for hundreds of years.

  • Posted in thread: Barley Flakes for my stout on 03-11-2008 at 04:18 AM
    I plan on adding Barley flakes to my stout recipe.I looked through the stouts recipe data base
    for the quantities. I have never used barley flakes.Do these dissolve when added?Do they go in
    the grain ...

  • Posted in thread: i'm not getting any carbonation on 03-11-2008 at 04:03 AM
    If you bottle your beer:One of the best ways to control temperature is to use a "water bath".A
    plastic storage container and a fish aquarium heater. Offers the versitility to operate in both
    warm and ...

  • Posted in thread: Guinness Clone on 03-01-2008 at 02:00 AM
    Try a good extract stout from AHS. Thier recipes will show you another alternative to add that
    creamy smooth body you are looking for without taking such a big first step like a NO2 system.
    They have ...

  • Posted in thread: I don't want watery beer on 02-24-2008 at 10:41 PM
    Some of this jargon is over my head, so might I ask...Going AG or PM?Fermentability...the
    ability to ferment (I understand this) I thought all sugars are theoretically consumed by the
    yeast during fer...

  • Posted in thread: Do professional breweries ever use extract? on 02-24-2008 at 05:06 AM
    I have these feelings too.To me it's like making cookies from scratch or buying the just add
    water version.It's sort of a bad example because the box kind taste better than my homemade
    cooking. Steepi...

  • Posted in thread: I don't want watery beer on 02-24-2008 at 04:53 AM
    I am about to embark on the beginning phases of my next batch of beer. This will make a total
    of 5 under my belt. I am a guiness drinker. All four of my previous batches have been
    successfull stouts. ...

  • Posted in thread: Should I be using extracts? on 01-26-2008 at 06:25 AM
    yes all good advise here