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  • Posted in thread: Flanders Red Not Sour on 09-24-2014 at 01:27 AM
    Roeselare is an incredible yeast. The first time it is. I used it for 3 generations and they
    got successively worse. The last batch lost some of it's fruitiness and body and it's just a
    hardcore sour ...

  • Posted in thread: Splitting extract wort boil to increase isomerization of hops on 09-23-2014 at 12:40 AM
    Many people only use about half the extract in the boil, and add the remaining extract after
    taking the pot off the boil. This provides several benefits:- Helps improve hop isomerization
    (I'll keep to...

  • Posted in thread: Critique my latest stout recipe on 09-23-2014 at 12:29 AM
    Looks ok to me. I did a similar one this weekend:7 gallons, 1.065, 65 Ibus1.4 lbs chocolate1.4
    lbs crystal 1201.4 lbs oats0.4 lbs roast barleyBalance maris otterColumbus for bittering, with
    cascade at...

  • Posted in thread: Activate yeast pack or not? on 09-23-2014 at 12:11 AM
    In the end I activated the pack a few hours before I needed it. There was a slight expansion of
    the pack in that time. I pitched the single pack into 1.055 wort, and it is just starting to
    show kraeus...

  • Posted in thread: Adjusting Extract to Adjust ABV on 09-22-2014 at 12:58 AM
    Align the OG of the calculator to the recipe. Ignore the FG and abv in the calculator. The
    calculator has no idea how fermentable your wort is.

  • Posted in thread: Using Honey on 09-22-2014 at 12:29 AM
    It's twice as sweet as table sugar, and will dry out your beer and boost your ABV
    accordingly.Not sure what you mean by this. For the same weight, plain table sugar is more
    fermentable and will result...

  • Posted in thread: my first extract - questions on 09-20-2014 at 02:24 AM
    if i try to get an atteunation of 85% then the recipe should be modified, otherwise the beer
    would get to strong. That's not something said very often around here! Most would welcome the
    extra alcohol...

  • Posted in thread: Activate yeast pack or not? on 09-20-2014 at 12:39 AM
    Depending on how old the pack is & the O.G. of your beer, you could be severely underpitching.
    A starter would fix that, but you are on a pretty tight timeline.If you decide to go ahead
    without a star...

  • Posted in thread: Activate yeast pack or not? on 09-19-2014 at 10:03 PM
    I have a pack of Wyeast Roeselare. It is an old pack. Plan to use it tomorrow afternoon.Should
    I activate it or just pitch without activating it? I want the bugs to get as much advantage
    over the yeas...

  • Posted in thread: New brewer from Sheffield, UK here on 09-18-2014 at 01:33 AM
    UB40. Reminds me of one of my Cheech-n-Chong albums shaped like a red when you open it, called
    OD40.The band was named after the reference number of the dole card (unemployment card). All
    the band mem...

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