Last Activity:05-15-2016 6:29 PM
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Posted in thread: Adding fruit to my Gose help on 05-15-2016 at 08:45 PM
Just transfer on top.
Posted in thread: RIS High FG? on 05-15-2016 at 06:23 PM
I think it's probably done. You could try warming it up a bit but with the high OG, I wouldn't
expect much more. I think a bigger pitch may have helped a bit. I'd pass on the amylase. I've
found most ...
Posted in thread: Brewing huge stouts like Avery is it possible on 03-12-2016 at 01:57 AM
There are a lot of ways to make high ABV beers on a HB scale. Homebrewing really isn't that
different from professional brewing.1. Increase malt in your mash and/or use first runnings
only2. Increase ...
Posted in thread: Is it safe to move brew around? on 02-21-2016 at 01:32 AM
Move it. It will be fine. I moved a sour beer from ny to Nj and then to pa. No problem. Keep
oxygen out and give it time to settle after moving it and you're set
Posted in thread: Feedback on First American IPA Recipe on 10-10-2015 at 12:56 PM
I think I would cut down/out the c20 and bump up the 2 row to compensate. Also I would suggest
mashing a bit lower, 148-149 to help dry it out a bit. I like your hop schedule
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 ...