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Posted in thread: Pitching a RIS on a cake on 12-03-2012 at 01:00 AM
So I wanted to report on the results, as they were pretty interesting. So I made a Pliny clone,
and bottled it after 2 weeks in primary. I went ahead and made the Old Rasputin clone the same
day I bot...
Posted in thread: Pitching a RIS on a cake on 10-21-2012 at 10:12 PM
I wasn't quite clear on the timing, I realize the RIS won't be ready, but I'm rushing the IPA a
bit. The IPA will be in the primary 2 weeks when I brew the RIS, so I was wondering if it would
help if ...
Posted in thread: Pitching a RIS on a cake on 10-20-2012 at 10:08 PM
I haven't brewed all summer, so I'm a bit anxious to get some beer bottled. I've got a Pliny
like IPA that will be 2 weeks in the fermenter next weekend. I'd like to make a RIS and just
pitch it on th...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin beer overcarbed on 09-28-2011 at 04:11 AM
Since it was a pumpkin, I used brown sugar, and packed it in the measuring cup. No rings in the
bottles, and only some spice debris in the bottom. Sanitation has never been an issue. Fg was
1.011 , an...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin beer overcarbed on 09-28-2011 at 03:52 AM
Got a bunch of gushers. Made a pumpkin porter based on the Black Butte recipe, tastes great,
going to be a shame if I lose it all.While racking to the priming bucket, that I had already
added priming ...
Posted in thread: Mac & Jack African Amber - Mao's Red Hat Amber on 04-19-2011 at 03:36 AM
Mine blew the fermenter lid clean off, the airlock got plugged. So I put a hose from the lid to
a jar so it could blow foam out. I usually only need to for high gravity beers. Good luck with
Posted in thread: Topping off an all grain batch questions??? on 04-18-2011 at 03:17 PM
I just did my third ag, and I've had to top off all 3. I'm trying to do full boils, but
apparently having more boiloff than Beersmith thinks. My deadspace calc is good so I'm just
going to keep bumpin...
Posted in thread: Mac & Jack African Amber - Mao's Red Hat Amber on 04-18-2011 at 03:10 PM
I'm curious, what yeast did you use?I brewed this recipe this weekend as well, and had to put
the blow off hose on. Used wyeast 1335 british ale. Must be the yeast, not a huge grainbill. I
Posted in thread: First batch with washed yeast on 04-04-2011 at 12:15 AM
It's percolating away right now!Washed the yeast (W 1056) from my first AG batch exactly per
the sticky. It was a Pliny clone, so ton's of hops, but the washing seemed to take care of most
of the hop ...
Posted in thread: Finer crush vs. coarser crush/ higher speed vs. lower speed on 04-04-2011 at 12:07 AM
I just bought a Barley Crusher, used it last week, cranked it by hand, got a nice looking
crush, but ended up with 60% efficiency. Fast forward to this week, 2nd batch, used a corded
drill, my battery...