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Posted in thread: Help! Yeast choice on Barleywine I just brewed on 01-03-2014 at 10:57 PM
Appreciate the feedback everybody. Think I have located another local brewer with a spare
US-05. So a two packet US-05 is the plan.
Posted in thread: Help! Yeast choice on Barleywine I just brewed on 01-03-2014 at 09:28 PM
I just finished making a Barleywine. I had planned to use the Notty yeast cake from a prior
batch. When I transferred that batch into a secondary it becam clear it was infected.The BW OG
is 1.100. I h...
Posted in thread: Compensating For a Messed up Hop Addition on 11-18-2013 at 03:32 AM
Hi all,Just brewed an American Stout. The recipe called for bittering hops at 60 minutes, and
then 1.0 oz of Centennial at 5 minutes. Due to a screwup we continued the boil an extra fifteen
Posted in thread: My Thoughts on Brewing Over The Past 25 Years on 09-24-2012 at 05:11 PM
I brewed a couple of batches back in the mid nineties and never got past the extract stage.
Ultimately gave it up because I liked drinking beer a lot more than the process of making
it.Fast forward ne...
Posted in thread: Help troubleshoot this failed batch! on 09-12-2012 at 02:52 PM
Recipe: A basic pale ale (cascade) scaled down to 3 gallons, withsmoked malt. Included Carapils
(5%) Crystal (5%) and hickory smoked malt (20%).The hickory smoked malt I did on my smoker
Posted in thread: Holy Cow - Fast Ferm Eruption on 05-19-2012 at 11:53 PM
Did a Imperial Stout last night (1.100). Pitched two packs of Notty dry and stuck it in a
fermentation chamber at 64 F. The airlock was bubbling vigorously at 12 hours, and when I
rechecked at 18 hour...
Posted in thread: Help troubleshoot this failed batch! on 05-07-2012 at 02:18 PM
Update time. Bottled this a few days ago. Upon opening the bucket I noticed two things.1. There
was a distinct krausen ring on the inside of the bucket. Not sure why I didn't notice this
Posted in thread: Help troubleshoot this failed batch! on 04-28-2012 at 12:40 PM
I chugged 3/4 of a glass and got none of the usual buzz. Ok, ok. Yeah I will bottle this up and
hide it in a closet. Interesting long-term experiment on how the smoke mellows at least. I'm
Posted in thread: Help troubleshoot this failed batch! on 04-28-2012 at 01:27 AM
Seriously, this 'beer' doesn't seem to have any alcohol. I'd guess no more than 1%, if that. I
wish there were a good test for ABV. Mind you, I brewed a 3% ESB and I can definitely detect
the alcohol ...
Posted in thread: Help troubleshoot this failed batch! on 04-27-2012 at 10:17 PM
I've got several partial mash kits under my belt and am getting ready to go all-grain. Thinking
I had everything under control I tried to make a 3 gallon all-grain smoked pale. It was a bit
of a disas...