Last Activity:09-19-2014 2:11 AM
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Posted in thread: Where do you throw your hop trub? on 06-19-2014 at 05:00 PM
If you're going to dump them in your grass, I would do it in the backyard (assuming you don't
have a dog). I wouldn't want to run the chance of any of the neighborhood dogs getting to it on
the front ...
Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout Oak Chips on 06-17-2014 at 10:38 PM
I use medium toast American oak cubes in my RIS and barleywine. If you are planning to age on
oak for several weeks/months I would NOT use chips. Go with cubes, or even staves. The chips
Posted in thread: about to buy first brew equipment...am i buying the right stuff? no extract on 06-12-2014 at 10:13 PM
I think you are going to need the 5 gallon pot. You need room for the full volume of water as
well as all your grain...I don't think a 3 gallon pot will be enough space. You are also going
to need you...
Posted in thread: First oak aged beer on 06-09-2014 at 11:18 PM
Both a RIS and Barleywine are great candidates for oak aging. Those oak casks will impart the
oak flavor very quickly due to the large surface area and it can be easy to over-oak, so be
careful. 6 mon...
Posted in thread: Screwed up and bought out of control BIG recipe. PLEASE HELP !!! on 04-24-2014 at 10:39 PM
The numbers sound about right for an Imperial Red. 12 punds of DME should get you in the 11%
range, depending on where it finishes, and 11 ounces sounds reasonable.What doesn't sound
reasonable is the...
Posted in thread: Two batches... Both very sweet? on 04-14-2014 at 10:22 PM
Are you using a hydrometer to check your gravities? My first thought would be to check it in
distilled water to make sure it reads 1.000. It's hard to imagine that a brew with an FG of
1.004 would be ...
Posted in thread: Sticker temp strips on 04-01-2014 at 12:20 AM
I've found them to be really accurate...usually within 1-2 degrees of my digital probe. They
can be a bit tricky to read as the color will "bleed" over several of the degree markers. They
have worked ...
Posted in thread: Cascadian Dark on 04-01-2014 at 12:16 AM
I think it's fairly flexible right now, especially since it is not a clearly defined category.
I too have had several examples that have quite a bit of roast to them. I prefer them on the
not so roast...
Posted in thread: Are Plastic Carboys A Problem?? on 03-24-2014 at 11:59 PM
In my opinion, plastic carboys are just fine...and much safer to work with than glass carboys.
If I was aging something in excess of a year, then I would either go with glass, or my favorite
is to use...
Posted in thread: Efficiency low unless I boil off - Any tips? on 03-19-2014 at 11:46 PM
I've been brewing with a 3 tier sanke setup for about a year or so and also get a 65%
efficiency. I can't quite figure out why I'm that low, but I'm fine with it as long as I'm
consistent. I have my o...