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  • Posted in thread: IPA Recipe using Lemon Drop! Criticize me! on 03-20-2015 at 11:07 PM
    My main observation is you're overcomplicating. 6.7% Maris Otter is going to do very little,
    same with the Vienna.Also, first wort hopping and bittering at 60? Pick one or the other.
    There's a fine li...

  • Posted in thread: Best Before Dates on 03-17-2015 at 09:56 PM
    I checked viability on a yeast bay vial recently. It was within a week or two of use by, and
    still 90%+ viable (methylene blue tested).

  • Posted in thread: Yeast advice on 03-17-2015 at 09:46 PM
    Yep, stick it in the fridge. It'll last 7 days and barely lose any viability.

  • Posted in thread: Dumping FG sample back into secondary on 03-17-2015 at 09:33 PM
    Not a big risk if you clean and santise your equipment.However you'll be adding oxygen, which
    should always be avoided.

  • Posted in thread: Rocket Fuel # 1 tasting notes and impressions (early) on 03-15-2015 at 04:09 PM
    I have no idea what you're trying to achieve here, but it doesn't sound appealing.There are
    ways of getting a strong beer with low FG and thinner body with barley. This looks like a 7%
    beer with alcoh...

  • Posted in thread: WLP 550 Achouffe is a Beast!!! on 03-15-2015 at 02:20 PM
    Most of your flavour etc comes from first 48-72 hours of fermentation. So, keep it at 68 (if
    you planned to ferment cool), for about 48 hours, then let it go up to 72 and stay there until
    it's done.Op...

  • Posted in thread: Your three favorite hops for an IPA on 03-14-2015 at 05:42 PM
    So many great new hops about, citra, mosaic, nelson sauvin, which area great, but I find myself
    craving good old 'Murican 'C' hops in a west coast IPA.Chinook, Cascade, Centennial. Mmmm.

  • Posted in thread: Harvesting from Chimay? on 03-14-2015 at 05:31 PM
    WLP500 is a really nice yeast. I always thought Shimmay (hehe) wasn't the best example of
    Belgian yeast and only tried it because i got some free.Really pleased though! Fermented cooler
    than usual for...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 03-14-2015 at 11:33 AM
    No brewing, but just dry hopped an IPA fermented with the Vermont ale yeast (and some wlp001
    because it slowed a lot at 1.018, down to 1.014 now though). Little too cold for it to finish
    by itself.The...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian dubbel with USO 5? on 02-27-2015 at 08:53 PM
    You'll get a reasonable flavour off the malt for a dubbel, but the yeast isn't ideal.I'd drop
    the end of boil hops, or bitter with the chinook and use saaz at end of boil. I don't think the
    likes of C...