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Posted in thread: First AG - Questions and a KISS recipe on 09-21-2007 at 07:29 PM
Aeration. I donít have any oxygen or anything. Canít I just siphon high into the primary, like
a rough pour and wonít that aerate it? All I do is cool my wort in the kettle and then pour it
into my pr...
Posted in thread: re-pitching the yeast on 08-28-2007 at 07:56 PM
Here's what I do for re-pitching yeast:Pour yeast cake into 3 or 4 sanitized plastic beer
bottlesStore in the fridgePitch onto batch of beerSave yeast cake from that batch as wellI will
usually do thi...
Posted in thread: Mash Paddle.....why? on 08-28-2007 at 07:48 PM
Does this bend as you're stirring the mash, or is it ridged enough?It works great for me and
doesn't really bend at all, but I use a 48qt rectangular mash tun so I hold the paddle more in
the middle t...
Posted in thread: Stout/Creamy Stout on 08-28-2007 at 07:37 PM
What's the plan/difference between your stout & creamy stout from the same wort? I um
confused.Lactose would be my guess, but I've always added that later in the boil. I suppose you
could add it to th...
Posted in thread: Mash Paddle.....why? on 08-28-2007 at 07:29 PM
When I first started brewing AG, I just used the heavy-duty stainless spoon that I purchased
awhile back. It worked pretty well, but I ended up getting a cheap plastic mash paddle that has
Posted in thread: barley crusher mill gap on 08-28-2007 at 07:17 PM
I've been thinking about adjusting my Barley Crusher lately, but I get around 80% at factory
settings. I suppose better efficiency means saving money, so I could always play around with
different gap ...
Posted in thread: Fining beer on 08-22-2007 at 06:36 PM
I recently starting using gelatin because I would always get chill haze in my beer. They would
eventually clear out, but I wanted quicker results. In order for gelatin to fight chill haze,
the beer mu...
Posted in thread: AG Technique Question on 08-22-2007 at 02:21 PM
One other thing- depending on your setup (false bottom, braid, etc), you probably don't want to
add all the grain and then all the water. I agree. I typically add all my water to the mash
tun, and the...
Posted in thread: Recipe Help: Belgian Golden Strong Ale on 08-22-2007 at 02:18 PM
Here's the recipe in case you're interested:TripelBrew Type: All Grain Date: 5/9/2007 Style:
Belgian Tripel Brewer: Mike Young Batch Size: 5.50 gal Assistant Brewer: Boil Volume: 7.00 gal
Boil Time: 6...
Posted in thread: Recipe Help: Belgian Golden Strong Ale on 08-22-2007 at 02:14 PM
I would say don't bother using Belgian Candi Sugar and just go with straight table sugar. I
made a Belgian Tripel that was a Westmalle clone using 2 lbs of table sugar a few months ago,
and it turned ...