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  • Posted in thread: Imperial IPA Projected IBU on 08-23-2014 at 02:20 AM
    If your recipe is based on Pliny The Elder then it looks perfect to me. Pliny is delicious,
    just wish I was able to get it here in Chicago

  • Posted in thread: How fine is too fine for a BIAB grain crush? on 05-03-2014 at 05:14 PM
    My first thought was water profile. The first couple batches of BIAB I did had a grainy taste
    to them that went away once I started adjusting my water profile and mashing pH. It looks like
    New Brighto...

  • Posted in thread: Gypsum and Calcium Chloride Question on 08-28-2013 at 02:26 AM
    I did a bunch of reading on water pH and adjustments about a year ago. If I had to cliff note
    them for you, you add either to bring up your calcium level if it's low to give the beer
    "crispness." Othe...

  • Posted in thread: Krausen or Infection on 07-05-2013 at 01:53 AM
    Looks like the Munich Helles I brewed last month on WLP860. I pulled a sample five days in and
    it had only dropped from 1.052 to 1.038. It had a big thick krausen on top.

  • Posted in thread: More Addicted to Homebrewing than Beer? on 06-06-2013 at 01:53 AM
    Wow! I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoys the brewing more than the drinking. Although
    there's nothing quite like opening up that first bottle of a recent batch to see how it turned
    out, but after...

  • Posted in thread: Astringent/Chemical off-flavor - is it my water? on 04-16-2013 at 01:09 AM
    Similar problem here in Chicago and got worse once I moved from extract to all grain (BIAB).
    Stouts were fine, but pale beers had a weird twang or grainy taste. Once I started treating my
    water the of...

  • Posted in thread: Sediment in Beer Bottle on 03-22-2013 at 09:03 PM
    Getting trub into your bottling bucket is not a problem, just makes for a beer with a little
    more sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Just don't be greedy and siphon off the top of the
    fermenter lea...

  • Posted in thread: Berliner Wiesse yeast options on 03-05-2013 at 04:15 AM
    If you make a starter with the WLP630 it will get the sacch going and dominate the lacto once
    you pitch it in the Berliner. If you want your Berliner to be tart you need to let the lacto
    get a head st...

  • Posted in thread: First BIAB Attempt Derp on 01-28-2013 at 12:18 AM
    I typically get 80-85% efficiency with BIAB and I've done several batches where the bag didn't
    fit over the pot. I just hung the top over the side and put the top on the pot to keep if from
    falling in...

  • Posted in thread: I think I have an infection on 01-15-2013 at 11:53 AM
    I couldn't find much info searching threads on lacto fermentation, but one suggested that lacto
    has the same gravity as sugars from wort. If that's true the gravity should not change. Since
    the wort s...


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