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Posted in thread: Wee Heavy Will Not Carbonate on 11-20-2013 at 03:10 AM
In April, I brewed a Wee Heavy, which was intended for Christmas presents this year. It was a
big one--OG 1.100, FG 1.032. After a month in primary, I aged it for a couple weeks on oak
chips, and I bo...
Posted in thread: What kind of IPA/PA to make with these hops? on 03-23-2012 at 01:57 PM
Posted in thread: What kind of IPA/PA to make with these hops? on 03-22-2012 at 02:35 PM
I've got a backlog of hops, and I'm trying to use some of them up. I was thinking that an
American IPA or a hop-bursted PA would be in order. I've never brewed an IPA before, so I was
looking for some...
Posted in thread: A Year of Belgians on 05-09-2011 at 02:04 AM
Well, it seems to have restarted itself. I brought the fermenter up to room temperature (about
70 degrees these days), and I shook it up some. Now, the gravity has gotten down to 1.014--much
Posted in thread: Vespers Abbey Dubbel on 05-01-2011 at 10:42 PM
I'll be trying this recipe in the next few weeks. My LHBS doesn't have Belgian pilsner malts,
but does have a Belgian pale malt, Marris Otter, or a pilsner malt of which I don't know the
origin. What ...
Posted in thread: A Year of Belgians on 05-01-2011 at 09:06 PM
So, my tripel has been in the fermenter for 12 days. The original gravity was only 1.072, since
my efficiency was terrible that day (60% - down from my usual 70%). Unfortunately, the gravity
seems to ...
Posted in thread: A Year of Belgians on 04-19-2011 at 01:28 AM
Okay, tomorrow is the day for brewing the tripel. Here's what I've got:5.5 gallon batch13 lbs.
German pilsner2.5 lbs. white sugar (in the boil)1.5 oz. Saaz (5.5%) First Wort Hop0.5 oz. Saaz
(5.5%) @ 1...
Posted in thread: Vespers Abbey Dubbel on 04-15-2011 at 09:27 PM
Well, I just drank my third-to-last bottle of the original batch (now 14 months old), and it
finally hit the wall. While it was tasty at 12 months, now it has lost its aroma entirely and
is pretty bla...
Posted in thread: A Year of Belgians on 02-25-2011 at 07:54 PM
With the Quad in bottles, it's time to open the discussion on step 2: the Tripel. I've never
brewed a Tripel before, and I've tasted fewer commercial examples than for Quads/Dark Strongs
and Dubbels. ...
Posted in thread: A Year of Belgians on 02-24-2011 at 12:52 AM
The time has come to bottle the quad. It took a long time to get down to terminal gravity. It
stalled out at about 1.035. I had to add another dose of yeast to get it back on track.
Finally, it seems ...