Last Activity:09-26-2015 3:22 PM
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Posted in thread: First time bottling... on 09-18-2015 at 12:14 AM
The only way to know is to check the gravity a few days in a row. If it's stable, it is done.
If it continues to drop, wait longer. If you do not have a hydrometer, you should buy one for
your next br...
Posted in thread: How do Commercial IPA's keep their flavor/aroma on 09-13-2015 at 07:01 PM
The commercial examples do fade, but I agree that they fare better than a lot of homebrewed
ipas. I think it is mainly the dissolved oxygen of the finished product. Good commercial
breweries work very...
Posted in thread: More Recipe Advice on 08-27-2015 at 12:59 AM
I think the spicing is way too much too. I like a spiced pumpkin beer and use a small fraction
of what you're using in my pumpkin porter (about 1tbsp total!). I keep the clove to less than
1/4tsp as i...
Posted in thread: Post-Priming Top-Off Question on 06-13-2015 at 02:23 PM
If you sterilize the water first, it shouldn't contaminate the beer. It will however water it
down and make it lower abv and dilute the flavors. Unless you taste it and find it to be too
Posted in thread: Starter Kit purchasers beware! on 06-13-2015 at 02:42 AM
Sanitizing is as important on the first batch vs the 100th. New brewing equipment is not
sterile or sanitized during its manufacturing. You may not get a contaminated batch if you
don't sanitize, but ...
Posted in thread: Best 4th of July Brew? on 05-24-2015 at 06:34 PM
If you can/like to do a sour, I'd highly recommend a Berlinerweis or a gose. Low abv,
refreshing. Can't beat it. Quick turn around time requires a sour mash or I'd recommend kettle
Posted in thread: 3rd Brew Day on 04-25-2015 at 03:12 AM
I find that a lot of new all grain brewers with low efficiency have a poor crush on their
grains as the major cause. Many homebrew shops mill a bit coarse which helps to prevent stuck
sparges (and sel...
Posted in thread: please critique recipe idea on 04-08-2015 at 01:42 AM
I think it looks good. I don't have experience with santiam hops so I can't comment much there.
I think if it were me, I'd leave the crystal out or use a lighter crystal (10-20L) or replace
it with a ...
Posted in thread: Developing a Nose for Beer on 04-01-2015 at 12:59 AM
I would suggest a few things to increase your beer palate. First, drink beer with people more
experienced than you or that are interested in discussing beers with you. Throwing back a few
beers at a p...
Posted in thread: Cloudy cream ale? on 03-18-2015 at 12:37 AM
Only thing that concerns me is the ferment temp. It will be cloudy during fermentation. Once
primary is over, you'll see it start to clear as the yeast and proteins drop out of solution.
The ferm temp...