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  • Posted in thread: Cider OG question on 10-31-2015 at 11:39 PM
    I think that answers my question. Definitely looking for cidery-cider and not winey-cider. I'll
    probably leave as is and just stop fermenting when it tastes good.

  • Posted in thread: Cider OG question on 10-31-2015 at 11:30 PM
    Tonight I'm fermenting my first batch of cider. Doing a 1-gallon batch using juice I bought
    from the Hudson Valley. I'm going to ferment using Nottingham dry yeast and split between 2
    growlers. I took...

  • Posted in thread: Balancing keg system with corny keg/picnic tap on 01-14-2015 at 01:54 AM
    Thanks, everyone! I'll probably scope out my LHBS for a longer hose. This particular keg is
    going to be served at a hotel party the last weekend of January, and likely won't last more
    than a night or ...

  • Posted in thread: Balancing keg system with corny keg/picnic tap on 01-14-2015 at 12:39 AM
    So I've perused the boards, and googled the subject but I'm left with more questions than
    answers. I'm carbonating a pale ale in a corny keg right now. This is the set-up.5-gallon
    Cornelius keg4' of 3...

  • Posted in thread: Keg dry hopping question on 12-29-2014 at 06:08 AM
    Thanks for the reply! Does it even matter if I'm carbing for those 3 days at room temp? Could I
    potentially just purge the oxygen from the keg and turn the gas off while it's at room temp,
    and then ju...

  • Posted in thread: Low Final Gravity on 12-29-2014 at 05:53 AM
    Brewed 5.25 gallons of a pale ale on 12/15 that looked like this:8.5# 2-row0.5# Caramel 60All
    galaxy hops, 1.5 ounces in total.BIAB, Aimed for a mash temp of 149/150. Temperature did seem
    to drop more...

  • Posted in thread: Keg dry hopping question on 12-29-2014 at 05:36 AM
    I want to dry hop a keg with a pale ale I recently brewed. The beer was brewed on 12/15, is
    currently in my primary, and is done fermenting. It will be served starting Thursday 1/22, and
    I absolutely ...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics) on 11-19-2014 at 05:53 PM
    I didn't really have time to read all 150 pages of this thread but does anyone know or has seen
    someone do this all grain instead of partial? Is it as simple as just more grain or is the brew
    bag cons...

  • Posted in thread: Ballast points sculpin IPA on 11-06-2014 at 05:07 AM
    Has anyone used this recipe? Success/Failure? I plan on using this as a base for a Grapefruit
    Version but replacing Cascade with Amarillo and throwing in some Grapefruit Zest 5 minutes
    before flameout...

  • Posted in thread: Brooklyn Brewers? on 08-18-2014 at 04:09 AM
    I discovered Bitters and Esters this summer, and have been in quite a few times. John and the
    whole staff is super friendly and helpful. I actually have an 8-gallon pot on its way, so I'll
    be doing so...

Third Floor Cellars Brewery Brewing in my 5 cu. ft. "basement" since 2010 Primary: Empty Bottled: Canicule Saison, Easy Chap EPA, Little Bear Kölsch Planning: Cider