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Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 12-18-2015 at 02:38 AM
This batch won't make it for Xmas, but definitely in time for New Year's.I'm going to try the
following:Put all spices in a hop bag and soak overnight in enough everclear to cover the
bag.Boil a quart...
Posted in thread: How many different grains do you keep "in stock"? on 12-18-2015 at 02:07 AM
I keep a modest pantry. 50lb bags of both MO and pilsner. Then about 10lbs of munich and
vienna. Then a host of specialty malts ranging from 1-5 lbs. Too many to list. I made the
mistake of not puttin...
Posted in thread: How important is clear beer to you? on 12-14-2015 at 02:33 AM
I like a good wit in the springtime. That being said, I used to say I didn't care about cloudy
or not. But now I take pride in producing clear beer in styles that call for it.With the
exception of wit...
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 12-13-2015 at 03:20 AM
Not that I'm an Irish Red expert, but whats IBUs? Also, will 04 give too much English fruity
flavors?I'm certainly not an expert either. I have no idea what the IBU's are. I just figured
the fuggles a...
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 12-13-2015 at 02:11 AM
Made some type of Irish red I think. Ended up around 1.046. I picked the grains based on how I
was feeling at the time. I think it was:6# MO.75 flaked oats.5 victory.5 crystal 60.5 C-150
(more like .4...
Posted in thread: So I missed my OG, what does these numbers mean? on 12-13-2015 at 01:58 AM
I brewed a Holiday Gingerbread Brown Ale from AIH. OG was supposed to be 1.045 (as per the
label) and it came in at 1.035?WHAT DOES this mean when it comes to missing my original gravity
It means you ...
Posted in thread: Doing an Altbier on 11-15-2015 at 04:47 AM
Wyeast makes a nice altbeer smackpack;)But, if you really need to stick to dry, your choice is
probably just as good as one of the other Munich strains.
Posted in thread: US-05 Starter? on 11-15-2015 at 04:25 AM
I just started an 05 starter. I know that it is generally unnecessary, except that I need to
unstick a stuck fermentation. I have a stout that had an OG of 1.056. It has been only 2 weeks,
but for the...
Posted in thread: What's in your fermenter(s)? on 11-03-2015 at 03:23 AM
Made a chocolate cream stout yesterday. The 04 is bubbling nicely today @ 62 FThis will be my
Posted in thread: Brewing with molasses on 11-03-2015 at 03:15 AM
I bought a couple tins of British treacle recently. I was thinking of adding a small amount (8
oz) to a mild ale recipe and check out the taste. It's an invert sugar with extra flavor.