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Posted in thread: Wyeast 1007 on 01-07-2010 at 06:02 PM
Wyeast 1007 is one of my favorites - very reliable, and highlights malty notes very well. My
basement is gets down to 52F in the winter, and it ferments just fine at least down to that
Posted in thread: Bottle (color) Question on 12-23-2009 at 08:43 PM
Agree - the value of brown bottles is highly over-rated for beer that is not sitting under
fluorescent lights in a display case. For homebrew stored in your dark basement, it makes no
Posted in thread: Getting the most of specialty grains? on 12-22-2009 at 06:11 PM
Short of doing a mini-mash, you're doing about all that can be done. No harm in steeping
longer, but ultimately if you're not happy with the result, you'll need to bump up the amount
of specialty grai...
Posted in thread: Wine Yeast in Belgium Triple on 12-22-2009 at 06:08 PM
Any wine yeast might leave you drier than you'd like, but I find Lalvin 71B-1122 not as bone
dry as Champagne yeast or K1-V-1116.
Posted in thread: More First Wort Hopping (FWH) Methods on 12-22-2009 at 05:55 PM
Agreed - scientific methods are a must in my work, but who wants to do that with a hobby? OK, I
haven't done a FWH brew in a long time - I guess that's next, unless my LHBS is out of
Posted in thread: More First Wort Hopping (FWH) Methods on 12-22-2009 at 05:17 PM
Clearly an area worthy of research ... I would think that your high alpha hops with
flavor/aroma (e.g. Centennial) would be good candidates for FWH, Palmer's advice
notwithstanding. I'd think that mov...
Posted in thread: harpoon raspberry hefeweizen clone?? on 12-21-2009 at 05:56 PM
First step is to make a good hefewiezen. Fortunately, this is a pretty easy style, and one you
can do very nicely with extracts. You should base it on what wheat-malt extract you can find
(should be i...
Posted in thread: Properties of Mint under fermentation on 12-21-2009 at 05:41 PM
Hmmm, I've heard of narcotic effects of other herbs, but not mint. OTOH, catnip is a mint, and
look what it does to cats... I guess I never liked mint enough to use that much...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping side effect or early timing? on 12-18-2009 at 05:47 PM
Looks to me like the dry hops may just be assisting in forcing CO2 out of solution. You'll know
for sure when you measure the FG. Either way, don't worry. It looks normal, and your IPA should
Posted in thread: Barley Crusher - Awesome crush! on 12-18-2009 at 05:42 PM
Yes, owning a malt mill is key - I'd hate to rely on my LHBS for that, and besides, it allows
you to buy grains in bulk. Mine is a MaltMill I bought in 1992, and it is no longer pretty, but
it still g...