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Posted in thread: Assistance on 09-21-2012 at 04:56 PM
Just a guess as I am just getting into mead myself, but split the ingredients down to the batch
size you want to produce. Most cooking is all about ratios, so if you maintain the ratios
Posted in thread: Belgian Dubbel question on 09-16-2012 at 02:10 AM
Many true abbey and Trappist dubbels are brewed, bottle conditioned, and out to distribution in
a matter of weeks, two months at the most. I have done Maredsous clones that tasted pretty
close to the ...
Posted in thread: All my beers are too thick & rich on 09-16-2012 at 01:50 AM
If it's "syrupy and sweet", it's underhopped (underbittered). The hops added at 60 minutes are
added to balance the sweet malt. It's not a good recipe, to be honest, and that is why the beer
is not th...
Posted in thread: Homebrew filtration and Desired levels of CO2 on 09-16-2012 at 01:31 AM
Cold crashing helps.But I was a n00b not so many months ago, and i got a lot better at racking
over time.And with floaties in the beer, a filter bag over the end of the cane can really
Posted in thread: All my beers are too thick & rich on 09-15-2012 at 06:25 PM
Pretty small amount of hops for either of those styles.Actually if you pitch 1oz of kent
goldings 5% in at 60' it puts you around 33 IBUs. Low for an IPA, but in range for an APA.
However for a 2.5 ga...
Posted in thread: fermentation not starting, what should i do? on 09-15-2012 at 06:23 PM
so best to make a starter and pitch at 72 hours if no signs of fermentation have started?
reason im worried ive ALWAYS seen wlp001 take off within 24 hours. what about oxygenation of
wort before pitch...
Posted in thread: Homebrew filtration and Desired levels of CO2 on 09-15-2012 at 06:10 PM
The exact units by style is less of an issue than it seems. Shoot for 2ish. When in doubt, try
google, "brown ale co2 units" for example.As for filtering, try tying a hop sock or 1 gallon
Posted in thread: fermentation not starting, what should i do? on 09-15-2012 at 06:09 PM
Why would you pitch a starter before you saw activity?
Posted in thread: All my beers are too thick & rich on 09-15-2012 at 06:08 PM
That recipe sounds like a complete mess.It looks like its somewhere between an APA and an IPA.
What yeast? What time is the hop addition? How big is the batch?
Posted in thread: Saison fermentaion time? on 09-15-2012 at 05:59 PM
I would wait for a stable gravity. My recent saison went below 1.000 with 3711