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  • My brother gave me a homebrew kit back in 1989. I recall it was a 'no boil, no hop addition' Belgian Triple. I screwed it up by boiling for 60 minutes and adding hops. . I also probably pitched the dry yeast at 80+F and let it go all over the place.rnrnThese days I do batch sparging on my kitchen stovetop. The Brewing Network and reading Ray Daniels, Garrett Oliver, and Michael Jackson have enabled me to brew some really tasty beers.
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  • Posted in thread: pilsner malt ipa! on 04-29-2015 at 08:29 PM
    I've got a question related to the pilsner base and hop stand. We know in order to reduce DMS
    in the wort a minimum of a 90 minute boil is needed. Is there a risk of DMS being produced when
    throwing i...

  • Posted in thread: Yearly Brew Schedule on 03-19-2015 at 05:38 PM
    My brewing season is October through May. My fermentation room is my basement and the cooler
    temps during the winter months allows for better control. In terms of fitting styles to
    seasons, I don't re...

  • Posted in thread: Almost smash IPA experiments on 03-18-2015 at 08:32 PM
    PLOVE - I 100% agree. It's almost like you need to develop the IPA recipe around the quality of
    the hops after the purchase. My whole Chinook from crop year 2014 are not as nearly intense as
    the 2013 ...

  • Posted in thread: Help Substitute for Cara-Pils? Forgot to buy on 03-12-2015 at 07:27 PM
    Like Yooper said above, carapils really does 2 main things (when it is 1-5% of the overall
    grain bill) - contributes to head retention and builds slightly more mouth feel. I think when
    greater than 5%...

  • Posted in thread: Effective life of sanitized water on 02-11-2015 at 05:58 PM
    Really interested in this one! My mixture of starsan and water gets cloudy pretty
    quickly...within a couple of hours after mixing. I do have well water so perhaps the mineral
    make-up of the water impa...

  • Posted in thread: US - 05 fermenting at 63 degrees on 02-10-2015 at 07:42 PM
    Count me in the camp of perceiving the peach in both aroma and flavor when using US-05. From my
    discussions with the local home brew club folks and the HBT community, some people are more
    sensitive th...

  • Posted in thread: Re-pitching Roeselare Wyeast??? on 10-16-2014 at 06:31 PM
    I've made it a habit of re-pitching "clean" stains with success. This is one of my older wild
    beers I've brewed where I have considered re-pitching. I've seen folks re-pitch wild yeast with
    greater so...

  • Posted in thread: Re-pitching Roeselare Wyeast??? on 10-13-2014 at 08:47 PM
    Wake up dead thread...I have a two (2) year old Flanders Red sitting on top of Roeselare Blend
    (brew session 8/12/2012). Can I re-pitch it into another Flanders or oud bruin without worry?
    Or should I...

  • Posted in thread: WLP029 = not good for IPAs on 10-08-2014 at 05:31 PM
    After finding out Victory used Kolsch on a couple of their IPAs (and rumored to use in Dirt
    Wolf) I did a test batch using 029 back on April 13th. My grist was super simple - 2-row and a
    dash (1.8%) o...

  • Posted in thread: Robust Porter Recipe on 09-25-2014 at 08:14 PM
    Great thread! I'm thinking about the brewing the same when the basement gets about 5 degrees
    colder. I plan to use English crystal and chocolates.