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Posted in thread: New Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast? on 09-23-2016 at 07:13 AM
What sort of IBUs are you talking? I just brewed a rye saison with it to 25-30 IBUs.The one I
have right now I calculate to have about 18-20 IBUs which tastes subjectively to have about the
Posted in thread: Looking for my next American IPA recipe on 09-23-2016 at 07:11 AM
Haven't found CTZ to be especially piney but maybe that's just my tongue, works well with other
hops but a bit harsh by itself. Northern Brewer is tasty but a lot more mild that some reason
Posted in thread: New Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast? on 09-23-2016 at 03:56 AM
Brewed this strain six times now. For whatever it's worth my best beer with this yeast was
mixing it with Mangrove Jack's French Saison yeast (old Belgian Ale yeast relabelled). Less of
a yeasty bite ...
Posted in thread: Is all-grain really THAT much better than extract? on 09-22-2016 at 11:40 PM
Basically the process of taking the water out of the wort to make extract inevitably changes
the wort. No way to get around that. Not necessarily a bad change or even one people notice.
The only diffe...
Posted in thread: Special B and amber mild on 09-13-2016 at 08:31 PM
Special B is similar to Caraaroma which is pretty much my favorite specialty malt but goddam is
the stuff strong.
Posted in thread: Shut up take my money! on 09-13-2016 at 08:04 AM
Start with a pretty bare bones set-up (fermenter, strainer bag, big-ass pot) since you don't
want to blow a lot of money and then end up not enjoying brewing. Start small then build if you
Posted in thread: Saison Recipe Suggestions w/Belle Saison on 09-07-2016 at 07:42 AM
I've made six beers with this yeast. Grainbill doesn't need anything fancy.Think it works well
with standard American C-hops just go REALLY REALLY light on the bittering hops. I put in
nothing before ...
Posted in thread: Base grain bill for a "tropical" IPA on 09-01-2016 at 11:04 PM
I like juuuuuuuuust a touch of Caraaroma or other dark crystal. Just an ounce or two. Gives a
touch of flavor and color while being too small of a quantity to impart any real sweetness.
Posted in thread: Fall Saison on 08-16-2016 at 04:31 AM
Looks pretty straightforward. Don't see any need to get complicated with this one.
Posted in thread: "Maple" Nut Brown recipe? on 08-12-2016 at 10:57 PM
Age it a few weeks and try again?