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Posted in thread: HELP!! All Extract Brews taste similar on 04-26-2013 at 01:54 PM
Northern Brewer kits are fantastic. My first dozen brews were with those kits. After about 3
brews I found the same problem. similar taste. This is where the ART of brewing comes to play.
The kits giv...
Posted in thread: Increasing ABV on 04-26-2013 at 01:37 PM
A ditto on adding only one pound of dextrose to the mix, unless you like a "dryer" tasting ale.
one pound of dextrose or DME will equate to roughly one % of ABV. so you can get at least a
rough idea o...
Posted in thread: How do I split and save a yeast starter? on 04-26-2013 at 01:24 PM
I routinely do what Dave and Craig do. IF the yeast is a little older (3 to 4 months) i'll step
up twice before dividing. I usually don't cold crash the starter unless i'm stepping up again.
I ALWAYS ...
Posted in thread: "Trick" for more accurate hydro reading? on 04-21-2013 at 01:53 AM
a refractometer can be easier to read initially but is only good for OG readings. you should
use a hydrometer for FG and mid fermentation readings.
Posted in thread: How long does cold crashing (really) take? on 04-19-2013 at 01:48 AM
I usually do 3 weeks in primary and cold crash 3 to 5 days. usually 3 days will do most beers
even my most recent double IPA. i'm with Kombat, Time and cold. the yeasties will eventually
Posted in thread: Who has experience with Wyeast 1945 Neobritannia? on 04-19-2013 at 01:39 AM
I had a fast fermentation with mine as well but it took almost 2 weeks and some swirling to get
the krausen down. i made the same bitter and it tastes great! happy drinking
Posted in thread: I'm looking for a good Nut Brown Ale Kit on 12-10-2012 at 07:48 PM
you won't be disappointed with the Caribou. It is a kit my brew buddies and i have in a regular
rotation about every 4 batches. Good, clean, easy to drink, everyone likes it.
Posted in thread: What could have gone wrong with my white house porter on 12-08-2012 at 05:16 PM
It tastes bitter, bland, just a sad beer. My guests faces puckered, it isn't skunky, it is
bitter and maybe even a tiny bit sour.Sounds like something from the White House.:)I would
agree with the abo...
Posted in thread: Chocolate Milk Stout Recipe on 12-07-2012 at 07:16 PM
use cocoa nibs if you can in secondary, and IF you keg. put them right in the keg as well. Also
adding rice syrup solids at flameout will add a little ABV bump and sweeten the perceived
"milk" from th...
Posted in thread: I'm looking for a good Nut Brown Ale Kit on 12-07-2012 at 07:11 PM
Northern and MoreBeer both make a Moose Drool knockoff that is spectacular. we've brewed it 4
times and are brewing it again this weekend. Use NW Ale yeast or 1056 or irish. Add an extra
pound of DME ...