Last Activity:06-18-2015 2:16 PM
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Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 06-17-2015 at 06:18 AM
I think, by roasted malts used for porters and stouts, we are usually talking about chocolate
malt, black malt, and roasted barley.If you are making something with 10% roasted malt, then
you can (almo...
Posted in thread: Need some help, first AG. BIAB on 06-14-2015 at 06:31 PM
You can cut it in half and call it good. Either that or scale it down in a brewing program like
Beersmith 2.The maize can be used to replace the cornmeal and you won't need to do a cereal
mash if you ...
Posted in thread: Plano, IL Water Profile on 06-14-2015 at 06:19 PM
If you aren't going to the trouble to decarbonate your water, then you could easily start with
RO water and build up from there. That water doesn't seem worth brewing with.
Posted in thread: Who's using Iodophor as their sanitizer? on 06-14-2015 at 06:09 PM
I use Iodophor because it's all I have available here. It certainly gets the job done, but I
think the reason others use Star San is more for convenience... and bubbles... and brown
Posted in thread: First porter (maybe brandy) on 06-14-2015 at 06:06 PM
For that size beer you should use a 6.4 liter starter or pitch 4 vials.All the yeast gets added
at the beginning.Your one vial will still make beer, but if you start pitching at the
Posted in thread: First porter (maybe brandy) on 06-10-2015 at 07:37 AM
I would soak a split vanilla bean in a jar of brandy for a week or two and then add the
brandy/vanilla at bottling. I would also bottle some of it as a plain porter to compare the
brandy portion to. T...
Posted in thread: Armpit aroma while in secondary. Is it the hops? on 06-10-2015 at 07:21 AM
With the mix of aromas during fermentation, I wouldn't judge the poor amarillo hop too harshly
Posted in thread: Gelatin with no cold crash on 05-30-2015 at 01:45 PM
Be sure to let us know how it affects the beer at room temp and also if it did anything to
chill haze. I'm curious!
Posted in thread: When to bottle big beer on 05-23-2015 at 02:18 PM
If you trust the accuracy of your measurements then stable gravity for a week should give you
plenty of confidence to bottle.
Posted in thread: NB's Honey Kolsch secondary question? on 05-23-2015 at 01:17 PM
I think they mean lagering temperatures which would probably be cold crash temperatures. I
think the difference between lagering and cold crashing is mostly the duration. You can cold
crash for a coup...