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  • Posted in thread: Dead Run Red on 12-14-2015 at 11:47 PM
    2 weeks in the bottle. Probably one of the better American Ales I've made to date. I think this
    S-04 fit perfectly with this brew bringing out some of the fruit tones from the Amarillo hops.
    I'm guess...

  • Posted in thread: American IPA on 12-08-2015 at 04:37 PM
    I bet it will be fantastic! With the "overly-hopped" trend everywhere lately I sometimes enjoy
    having some malt-forward IPA bottles on hand. Sometimes a malt-bill such as yours brings out
    different ho...

  • Posted in thread: Rye IPA (from Bell's website) on 12-08-2015 at 12:00 AM
    Brewed up a recipe from the Bell's homebrew website in early November. It's fantastic. I
    planned out to be 3 weeks conditioned for Thanksgiving, but it wasn't even close to hitting
    it's stride. 7 week...

  • Posted in thread: Dead Run Red on 11-08-2015 at 02:15 PM
    Came across this post last week, had very similar ingredients and brewed it up last night! Only
    changes were .5oz of centennial at 15 min (no ahtanum available) and pitched Safale us-04. Was
    thinking ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Cake vs. New Yeast (why does a yeast cake work) on 10-16-2015 at 12:53 AM
    Thanks for the reply. To clarify my last question:As you stated, the yeast multiply
    exponentially during a fermentation, correct? So why would anyone every need to pitch 2 packets
    of yeast for a "big ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Cake vs. New Yeast (why does a yeast cake work) on 10-15-2015 at 12:51 AM
    Thanks for the replies guys.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Cake vs. New Yeast (why does a yeast cake work) on 10-13-2015 at 02:22 PM
    Just a quick question on something I don't undestand:A lot of people I know (and on this forum)
    rack onto yeast cakes from a recent batch, and I too have done this with success for big beers.
    Often ti...

  • Posted in thread: Bleach and Vinegar? on 01-04-2013 at 11:57 AM
    Somewhat new to brewing, but I am a chemist for a major water utility. Adding 1Tbsp of bleach
    to 5 gallons gives a chlorine concentration of roughly 50ppm. Adding the vinegar does 2 things:
    1. lowers ...

  • Posted in thread: Capper broke....fml... on 12-29-2012 at 09:22 PM
    So its bottling day, and my capper broke on the first bottle. OH $hi@....So I quick drove to my
    LHBS which is fairly close and bought a new one, but, the beer I had just put into bottles was
    sitting u...

  • Posted in thread: fermenting temp on 12-13-2012 at 07:32 PM
    Thanks so much guys! Feel much better about this now. I'm in no hurry to bottle so I think I
    will wait an extra week than planned to make sure things finish up. Cheers!