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  • Eric Bramwell
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  • The Mrs. bought me a Mr. Beer kit in 2012, then I upgraded to a five gal setup. I currently do 5 gallon all grain beers.
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  • Posted in thread: An IPA critique please on 11-07-2016 at 09:52 PM
    I'd personally drop the crystal down quite a bit, or even cut it out completely. If you're
    using Amber LME, it likely has some crystal already. If you haven't already purchased your
    ingredients I'd on...

  • Posted in thread: NE Style Pliny the Elder critique on 11-04-2016 at 02:04 PM
    I'd cut down on the bittering charge if you're going NE style. I'd do .5 oz of CTZ at 60 and
    get rid of the 45 minute addition. I'd move the .5 oz of CTZ you save there to 10 minutes. I'd
    get rid of t...

  • Posted in thread: Problem with Smithwicks clone on 10-27-2016 at 09:05 PM
    Give it time, its really early to judge the beer yet. The flavor of the beer after four days is
    going to be pretty different than it will be after a few weeks.

  • Posted in thread: 203 IBU's ? on 10-27-2016 at 03:46 PM
    No those are my hop additions. I've just never honestly paid attention to hop utilization and
    ibu calculations. I make my own recipes and over time appear to be slowly increasing how much
    hops I use (...

  • Posted in thread: 203 IBU's ? on 10-26-2016 at 08:19 PM
    To be honest with you, that 8 oz. bittering addition is a huge waste of hops. I'd even argue
    that 30 min. additions are a bit of a waste. Your bittering hop does matter, but the flavor and
    aroma contr...

  • Posted in thread: Trilium Melcher Street Clone on 10-17-2016 at 08:55 PM
    Brewer told my buddies in the first few minutes they were there that they used Conan. JC isn't
    giving up quality because he knows Conan is more reliable - attenuation, yeast counts,
    viability and floc...

  • Posted in thread: BYO Focal Banger Clone Question on 10-11-2016 at 03:15 PM
    I haven't seen the recipe but I'd guess the rest of the IBUs come from the flameout/whirlpool
    additions depending on the whirlpool temp. New England IPAs usually have a pretty low bittering
    charge and...

  • Posted in thread: Flaked Oats or Flaked Wheat in NE DIPA? on 10-07-2016 at 08:31 PM
    flaked oats AND white wheatYea I was definitely going to add at least a pound of white wheat.
    If I recall my White wheat was around 6 or 7% with the flaked adjuct at about 15% Should I
    increase the Wh...

  • Posted in thread: Flaked Oats or Flaked Wheat in NE DIPA? on 10-07-2016 at 06:55 PM
    In my never ending quest to perfect my New England Style DIPA, I'm dialing in some of the fine
    points of my recipe. I posted a thread about hopstand vs dry hop additions and quantities, and
    I think I ...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Schedule in NE DIPA on 10-06-2016 at 09:07 PM
    make the carapils go away. no need with the wheat and the honey malt. If you are looking for
    gravity points to make it up, more two row or corn sugarTo be honest, I mostly do it because
    Trillium adds ...

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