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Posted in thread: Candi Syrup in a belgain strong ale on 12-06-2013 at 02:19 PM
If it were me, I'd save your money and just go with table sugar. And add it at the end of the
boil. The only candi sugar worth buying is the darker syrups, the clear stuff is just inverted
Posted in thread: stiring up while fermenting? on 12-05-2013 at 01:34 PM
The only times I've ever stirred up the yeast in a fermentation was when it appeared to be
stuck, with a very big beer. As long as everything is going well, why risk an infection? If it
needs it, do i...
Posted in thread: Yeast Rafts: Not an Infection on 12-02-2013 at 09:42 PM
Hey Firehole, that isn't a pellicle.
Posted in thread: Could I Have Added Water? on 12-02-2013 at 09:38 PM
Sure you could. With the calculations, without any additional sugars the extra water would have
brought you to just right under the gravity you were shooting for.
Posted in thread: How much wortis recommended for a 6.5gallon fermentor? on 12-02-2013 at 09:36 PM
I use a standard 6.5 carboy and make 5.5 gallon batches. This gives me some for sampling, some
that of course gets wasted and I usually end with a full five gallon keg, or very close. I
wouldn't put 6...
Posted in thread: How does barrel aging raise ABV? on 12-02-2013 at 04:41 PM
How does a beer gain more alcohol by aging? North Coast Brewery's Old Rasputin RIS comes in at
9%. Their bourbon-barrel aged version of the same beer comes in at 11.8%. Sierra Nevada's Ovila
Posted in thread: 22oz bottles….no carbonation on 12-02-2013 at 04:20 AM
I've seen people leave too much headspace in the 22s.
Posted in thread: Canning Hard Cider in Mason Jars on 12-02-2013 at 04:17 AM
If you are using mason jars because of a rustic aesthetic keep in mind that alcoholic beverages
traditionally packaged this way are not canned, but are simply "capped" with the lid and ring.
If you ar...
Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Bad or just green? on 12-02-2013 at 04:09 AM
It's green. Let it age. Also, keep in mind, carbonation provides more than bubbles. I find the
carbonation helps some of the mouth feel (rounds out an otherwise thin beer) and the carbonic
acid will t...
Posted in thread: Create your own on 12-02-2013 at 03:58 AM
One of the best things you can do is experimentation to see what different ingredients do. Try
some very simple recipes to see what each part contributes. For example, if you are able to do
a mash, yo...