Last Activity:12-11-2013 2:59 PM
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Posted in thread: I'm losing my mind over this on 12-10-2013 at 06:38 PM
For "not having much time lately for brewing", you sure are turning out a fair volume of beer
with 3 new batches!Obviously something is very wrong in your set up. I really can't see any
reason all of ...
Posted in thread: My first use of pellet hops. on 12-10-2013 at 06:25 PM
oh yeah...and whirfloc! 1/2 tablet with 10 min left in the boil. HUGE difference in clarity!
Posted in thread: My first use of pellet hops. on 12-10-2013 at 06:16 PM
You can rest easy and know that the transferred protein and hops from your boil will not cause
any vegetal off flavors in your beer. In the future, if you want a cleaner fermenter, siphon
through a fi...
Posted in thread: Belgian Tripel high O.G. on 12-02-2013 at 03:52 AM
Looks like I need to do more readying in my brewing books. So I will better understand the
"language" of brewing. Thanks again for all the help.Sorry for the jargon. Which part would you
Posted in thread: Belgian Tripel high O.G. on 12-02-2013 at 01:15 AM
Thanks for the advice, any advice on a yeast strain for repitching?At this point, the flavors
and esters have been established. You really just want to put in something to restart
Posted in thread: Belgian Tripel high O.G. on 12-01-2013 at 10:53 PM
I wouldn't bottle yet. 1033 from a 1088 OG is not good attenuation. Especially for a Belgian
yeast. I'm not sure your gravity will drop further, but you should try repitching with another
pack of yeas...
Posted in thread: Brewing our first IPA. Recipe Question. on 11-29-2013 at 07:34 PM
Going with the Wyeast Ale strain. Hops are Amarillo, Citra and Cascade. Can't wait! What would
you do for the ferm temp? My room is a constant 68 to 70 but I could drop the bucket in a room
Posted in thread: Brewing our first IPA. Recipe Question. on 11-29-2013 at 06:33 PM
You'll be fine. The "extra grains" help add a bit of color and flavor in addition to the
extract. Many extracts are made with multiple grains already. In an ipa, you really want the
hops to shine thro...
Posted in thread: first batch ever on 11-29-2013 at 01:14 AM
Yeah. This happens often to new brewers. It's called a blow out. Look up a 'blow off tube' and
rig one up. I always use a blow off for my primary and have never had a problem. Your batch
will be fine....
Posted in thread: What are you bringing to the table for thanks giving. on 11-28-2013 at 07:48 PM
I'm at the in laws... Traditional dinner. My wife is a stellar baker and made some pumpkin pie
(she was upset at the request as she feels it's below her ability ! Ha!) some bourbon pecan