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Posted in thread: Can my Imperial Stout be saved? on 12-19-2012 at 12:03 AM
Man going off the point a little how do expect to have a Imperial Stout ready in 8 weeks? Those
big beers really need some time to mellow out. IMO 8 weeks isn't enough time.Yeah I hear ya,
Posted in thread: Can my Imperial Stout be saved? on 12-11-2012 at 02:02 AM
Efficiency tends to drop with bigger beers and more grain. I think because you are mashing with
more water and sparging with less. You can compensate by sparging more and doing a longer boil,
Posted in thread: Can my Imperial Stout be saved? on 12-11-2012 at 12:22 AM
Hey guys,Today I brewed my 2nd AG batch, an Imperial Stout I'm entering in a contest in about 8
weeks. Long story short, my efficiency sucks (~40%) and as a result I missed my target OG by a
Posted in thread: Got my hands on a virgin oak barrel... on 12-09-2012 at 03:38 PM
Thanks for the input guys. Yes it's completely dry, never been used or soaked.I've heard if
it's a virgin barrel that the oak flavors will be huge within only a few days, so I'll be
testing it daily a...
Posted in thread: Got my hands on a virgin oak barrel... on 12-08-2012 at 11:07 PM
And I'm looking for some help on how to best prep and use it...[*]I've heard the oak flavors
will be crazy intense from a virgin barrel, thoughts on how long to age a 10% ABV Imperial
Stout without ov...
Posted in thread: Anyone a member of www.homebrewvideos.com? on 10-05-2012 at 08:05 PM
I've been a member for over a year and the site is actually well worth the price.All the free
stuff on YouTube is okay, but most of it is really bad quality and is kind of random, and hard
to really s...
Posted in thread: Recommend a good gastropub in NYC? on 03-05-2010 at 09:13 PM
I haven't been there myself the Spotted Pig is reputed to be awesome.Two other suggestions,
neither really a brewpub per se, but they'll have good beers and great food nonetheless:Fatty
Crab - Southea...
Posted in thread: Recommend a good gastropub in NYC? on 03-05-2010 at 07:06 PM
(Mods - sorry if this is the wrong board, please move if it belongs elsewhere)Hi guys,I'm off
to visit a buddy in Manhattan next month and I'm looking for a good gastropub with a solid
craft beer sele...
Posted in thread: Can tons of hops affect your gravity reading? on 02-25-2010 at 04:08 PM
Hi guys,Been brewing extract for about 2 years and have a question about taking gravity
readings. I recently brewed a very hoppy amber ale which included adding 1.5oz of hops at
knockout. Transferred ...