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Posted in thread: Another Question about BIAB on 02-10-2017 at 03:57 PM
There is a lot of good information here that will be completely lost on you until you ACTUALLY
brew your first BIAB. My recommendation would be to just brew to the recipe you want and see
Posted in thread: BIAB + Cooler = finally made it! on 02-07-2017 at 03:16 PM
Looks like there are a few people taking this approach (a BIAB in a cooler)...I guess with
smaller batch sizes? Who knows. I myself have kept the mashing and boiling side at least pretty
simple with a...
Posted in thread: Advice with WLP002 - activity stopped after 36 hours on 02-06-2017 at 06:32 PM
As stated, 002 is a fast worker. You should take gravity readings to be sure, but I usually
brew on one weekend and keg the next with 002. 7 days for a normal gravity beer and this yeast
is plenty (de...
Posted in thread: BIAB + Cooler = finally made it! on 02-06-2017 at 05:43 PM
A couple things to consider:-Maybe your problem from the get go on your previous batches is the
crappy crush you are getting from the LHBS mill.-were you insulating your kettle during mash?
Myself, I ...
Posted in thread: Minimalist Homebrewing on 01-23-2017 at 06:26 PM
However, fermentation temp control and sanitation are not minimalist practices. They are
minimally acceptable practices - that is, you must do them! Gear can help solve that for you
but only to a poin...
Posted in thread: Minimalist Homebrewing on 01-23-2017 at 05:47 PM
While I guess I cant be considered "minimalist" since I keg AND have a dedicated ferment
chamber, I do believe in keeping processes and recipes simple.I think the two largest mistakes
home brewers mak...
Posted in thread: Why does all Samuel Adams Beer Taste Bad? on 01-20-2017 at 01:14 PM
My hypothesis on SA is not specific to them, but to any bottled beer. The beer you poured from
a bottle at your house is absolutely NOT the same beer that left the brewery. Sam Adams is
going to reall...
Posted in thread: english ipa critiques on 01-19-2017 at 03:52 PM
My pale ale recipe uses a pound of C77 (medium british crystal) and nobody has ever called it
cloying. If I were to make an English IPA, I would do the same thing. Bitter recipes use 8 oz
Posted in thread: english ipa critiques on 01-18-2017 at 08:17 PM
Sounds like you are pretty shored up on your recipe, so brew on. Personally, I still think that
you can get everything you want in that beer with British ingredients, but in the end it's your
Posted in thread: english ipa critiques on 01-18-2017 at 01:54 PM
I am interested to know why you would choose Munich malt and Magnum hops, both German
ingredients. You are so close to a "classic" English IPA, why not use all English
ingredients.If I were designing ...