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Posted in thread: Mashing too long??? on 04-03-2015 at 04:35 PM
I use extra insulation on my mashtun and an electric blanket if it is cold. Having said that,
you just need to adjust your process to overcome the greater temp differential. Try using the
tools in bee...
Posted in thread: Unsealed Hop Pellets in the Freezer on 03-20-2015 at 01:45 AM
Do the hops have a good aroma when you smell them? I wouldn't assume that you have no aroma
because of the hops, it may be part of the brewing process. I recently used very fresh hops
that had great a...
Posted in thread: Question about Roselare Ale Blend, no activity after 48 hours on 03-17-2015 at 01:23 AM
You didn't mention the temp of the fermenter. Depending on the temp you are currently at, I
would recommend ramping the temp a degree a day until you get into the high 70s.
Posted in thread: Help me unstick this fermentation on 03-17-2015 at 01:08 AM
Go buy a batch of brett and start your first sour.
Posted in thread: Your three favorite hops for an IPA on 03-13-2015 at 01:42 AM
Northern Brewer, Centennial, Galena and Citra (Couldn't stop at 3).
Posted in thread: Bottle conditioning vs. kegging on 03-06-2015 at 10:17 PM
Bottle conditioning takes three weeks to do a secondary fermentation of the sugar added at
bottling. The additional sugar provides enough food for the yeast to carbonate each bottle.
Kegging just puts...
Posted in thread: All grain 1-kettle method. on 03-06-2015 at 10:08 PM
Why not just ferment in the kettle? I don't recall where I read about it, but there are people
that just that. They start with a BIAB batch. Then cool their wort in the kettle and pitch
their yeast in...
Posted in thread: Basement brew room on 03-05-2015 at 09:25 PM
I almost exclusively brew in my basement. I didn't have a ton of money to spend, so I went
BIAB. I use 120v induction burner and 120v heating element. I use the mash tun from my 3-tier
system for my k...
Posted in thread: Saison recipe feedback. on 03-04-2015 at 03:03 AM
Belle saison yeast or 3711 is a good idea with extract, they seem to eat everythingI can
confirm that the Belle Saison is a beast. The last time I used it fermented a beer from 1.053
to 1.002. The Bel...
Posted in thread: Saison recipe feedback. on 03-03-2015 at 03:35 AM
I think that is a good recipe. I am known in my homebrew club for my saisons. Having said that,
there are many ways to do things. I start fermentation out at around 65. I leave it there for
two days. ...