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  • Bill Balistreri
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  • Posted in thread: Lawson's Finest Sip of Sunshine Clone on 10-25-2014 at 02:40 PM
    11 Lbs Belgian Pale Ale Malt3 Lbs Vienna Malt1 Lbs Oat Flakes12 oz. Carapils4 oz. Carared4 oz.
    Caramunich (Type I)1 Lbs Corn Sugar (added at 10mins)Mash @ 152F for 60 mins1.5 oz Columbus @
    601.0 oz Ci...

  • Posted in thread: Too much headspace? on 10-14-2014 at 01:42 AM
    You'll be fine. I routinely ferment 5-5.25 gallons in a 6.5 gallon carboy for several weeks. No
    problem. What's the brew?

  • Posted in thread: Too much headspace? on 10-14-2014 at 01:32 AM
    I would say for primary, that's no problem. For an extended secondary, you may want to rack to
    a smaller container if possible.

  • Posted in thread: Heady Topper- Can you clone it? on 10-03-2014 at 02:18 AM
    Had my first Heady last night and I got some hints of pineapple from it. This pineapple flavor
    was very present in another beer I've had recently, Wolf Among Weeds from Golden Road. I want
    to make som...

  • Posted in thread: Do all Cornelius kegs have the same size posts? on 10-02-2014 at 03:49 PM
    7/8" or 11/16". All of the Cornys that I've come across recently are 7/8" so I'm not sure if
    that is the more common size. Get a deep socket in each size if you're not sure.

  • Posted in thread: Franklin, MA Tap Water on 09-30-2014 at 07:39 PM
    Your calcium, magnesium, alkalinity and hardness numbers are very similar to mine in northern
    VT (Lake Champlain deep source water). Easy to work with for IPAs. Get Bru'n Water and play
    around with it...

  • Posted in thread: I need a Chest Freezer for Temp Control on 09-30-2014 at 03:59 PM
    I have a Haier 5cu ft chest freezer that I scored for $50 on Craigslist. A 6.5G glass carboy
    with airlock fits perfectly. With a collar, they can be used to hold different configurations
    of Cornys and...

  • Posted in thread: Getting sulfur smell.. Normal? on 09-13-2014 at 02:06 PM
    No worries. Wheat beer yeast strains in particular are known for this. Wyeast 3068 produces an
    abundance of sulfury-smelling compounds which generally condition out. Watch your fermentation
    temps and ...

  • Posted in thread: Super Mechanical Range Smart Giveaway - Open to All! on 09-10-2014 at 02:00 PM

  • Posted in thread: Very Low Tropical/Citrus Flavor In Citra IPA (Double Sunshine Clone) on 09-10-2014 at 11:24 AM
    Did you whirlpool/hop stand at or near 180F? I brewed this 2 weeks ago and the sample taken
    before dry hopping was intensely peachy and tropical owing mostly to the large amount of hops
    dropped into t...