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Posted in thread: Cooper's dry yeast for an imperial stout on 01-26-2011 at 12:13 AM
Thanks, guys. I had already decided to pitch two packs, whichever way I decide to go here.
Posted in thread: Aging beer in a wine barrel on 01-24-2011 at 11:48 PM
Could anyone give an update to this for wine barrels? I am thinking about doing some Belgians
aged in wine barrelsWe ended up doing a wee heavy and aging it in a Merlot barrel. Brewed the
beer in Janu...
Posted in thread: Cooper's dry yeast for an imperial stout on 01-24-2011 at 10:02 PM
I will be brewing an imperial stout (OG 1.100) in the next couple of weeks. I am considering
using Cooper's dry yeast for fermentation. My LHBS sells this yeast in 15 gram packs. I've used
it for some...
Posted in thread: Which Beer Took Your "BMC Virginity" on 02-23-2010 at 10:34 PM
Black Butte Porter for me. After that the search was on for better beer.
Posted in thread: Aging beer in a wine barrel on 11-16-2009 at 05:09 PM
A guy in my homebrew club has a source for used oak wine barrels. We discussed doing a group
brew and then aging the beer in said barrel. Looking for some input on this from some brewers
who have done...
Posted in thread: Got my water report. Please help. on 10-22-2009 at 07:30 PM
You can adjust this sheet from there. Put in you're real color that you want at the beginning
and see what the average RA is. Then input the amount of water you're mashing with. Then your
Posted in thread: Got my water report. Please help. on 10-22-2009 at 02:07 AM
So is this a bad water profile for IPA's?? It seems that my dark beers turn out better than my
lighter ones. Could this profile explain some of that?? Yes - I had the same results. Dark
beers good - a...
Posted in thread: Got my water report. Please help. on 10-22-2009 at 01:58 AM
I just emailed the Commercial Brewery that is down the road from my house and asked them what
they do with their water in preparation for brewing.They emailed back and said that they simply
boil all o...
Posted in thread: Got my water report. Please help. on 10-21-2009 at 04:54 AM
From How to Brew a very good spreadsheet at the end of that chapter that will help you to
determine the best beers for your water and how to adjust the water to suit your needs. I
entered your data i...
Posted in thread: No chill in a corny keg? on 10-07-2009 at 03:23 AM
I don't think it is important that the keg hold a vacuum seal while the wort is cooling. As
long as bacteria can't get in, the beer should be ok. For that matter, you could pressurize the
keg with CO2...