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Posted in thread: Its a MONSTER MASH! on 11-20-2014 at 08:14 AM
Okay the yeast is in and time will tell on these two beauties. The one on the left is MM3.0
Graveyard SMaSH with Vienna and Simcoe OG was 1.080. The beer on the right is MM3.1 Black Rye
pegging out ar...
Posted in thread: Amylase? Mash or fermentation? on 11-20-2014 at 08:00 AM
You already have enough amylase enzymes in the mash. You will not increase efficiency by adding
more enzymes. You should look at a way to "rinse" or remove more sugars from the grain. You
could dunk t...
Posted in thread: Its a MONSTER MASH! on 11-19-2014 at 04:12 PM
Sounds great! Yeah it cost $60.00 to ship to Anchorage instead of $23.00 I just paid to ship
Medicmang's stuff. I'm willing to give it a try, that is if you have any beer left over next
fall. It may b...
Posted in thread: Its a MONSTER MASH! on 11-19-2014 at 03:08 PM
Today I will get the yeast pitched, then all things should be good. These starters have been
taking forever! I hope I don't show up and they are already fermenting. . .Hope you feel
better, it may hel...
Posted in thread: Its a MONSTER MASH! on 11-17-2014 at 04:28 PM
Okay one more down in the old recipe binder.This year I decided to bend the rules, like every
year, but it's all within reason. I am tired of my beer barely carbonating or not at all. I
also had a gre...
Posted in thread: Its a MONSTER MASH! on 11-12-2014 at 06:05 AM
Well this one snuck up on me to be honest. It's come and gone and I don't have a recipe yet. I
will begin working on something and I will brew a Monster Mash III before the end of the month.
Posted in thread: Who has tasted their starter? on 09-08-2014 at 05:50 AM
I have made several dozen starters prior to this revelation. Tonight I tasted the remaining
wort from a starter I made with WLP-001 and it tasted like vinegar!Has anyone tasted this in a
Posted in thread: So I forgot a grain bag on 09-03-2014 at 07:11 AM
Next time sacrifice an old shirt or sock, or the wife's nylon hose. Unless you like this method
Posted in thread: Its a MONSTER MASH! on 04-25-2014 at 06:18 AM
Yeah! I sampled a test bottle a few weeks ago and it produced a tiny hiss. Very light
carbonation but I'm just glad to get something. They will probably come around eventually and
get bubbly. All the ...
Posted in thread: WLP 833 Slow Start? on 04-13-2014 at 07:22 AM
Yeah I'm brewing a dunkel with this yeast now and it was slow going in the beginning, despite
three step ups in the starter. The first time I used it it took off faster but the temp could
have been wa...