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Posted in thread: Too many hops on hand - suggestions welcome! on 09-15-2012 at 09:16 PM
I am planning on brewing an IPA tomorrow. 5.5 gallon batch. I'm keeping the grain simple on
this one - I think I tried to do too much with it in past IPA attempts.12 lbs 2 row1.25 lbs
crystal 100.5 lb...
Posted in thread: Anyone have this digital thermometer? on 05-21-2012 at 07:01 PM
I ended up ordering the CDN one. I'll report back on how it goes.
Posted in thread: Anyone have this digital thermometer? on 05-21-2012 at 03:50 PM
I need a new thermometer and was thinking about the thermapen but I saw talk about waiting to
see a CDN rival to a thermapen. I'm assuming this is the rival: about $30 cheaper, which is
nice. I'd be ...
Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 05-20-2012 at 01:57 PM
Simply follow the Primer.The question is as to whether to use half a tsp of chloride and half
of gypsum or just the chloride. I'm trying to imagine how Citra and sulfate would mix. I'm
guessing they w...
Posted in thread: Thoughts/Help on Hop Schedule for DIPA on 05-20-2012 at 01:47 PM
My bad, I thought you wanted to get as close to Kern Citra as possible with your
substitutions.What does this mean? You would not add the dryhops 3 days after pitching the
yeast... more like double th...
Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 05-20-2012 at 01:00 AM
I'm brewing a DIPA tomorrow and would like to work on the water for it. From what I gather, I
need hard water that is high in hardness and low in alkalinity, especially to get the type of
DIPA I'm goi...
Posted in thread: Thoughts/Help on Hop Schedule for DIPA on 05-20-2012 at 12:48 AM
Really enjoyed a Yazoo Hop Project all Galaxy recently. Very nice.My advice, worth exactly
$.00:1-use a hop-sack/boil bag to cut back on hop particles along with using a hop-sock
weighted with marbles...
Posted in thread: Thoughts/Help on Hop Schedule for DIPA on 05-20-2012 at 12:47 AM
Galaxy is less tropical than Citra, but it has an added grassiness with less myrcene content...
which is the magic stuff that makes hops like Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe so aromatic. It would
Posted in thread: Thoughts/Help on Hop Schedule for DIPA on 05-19-2012 at 10:12 PM
I'm brewing a DIPA tomorrow and this is the grain I have (5.5 gal batch)13.8# 2-row (81%)14.4oz
Munich (5.3%)13oz Crystal 20 (4.7%)12oz Cara-pils (4.5%)6oz wheat malt (2.2%)6oz honey malt
Posted in thread: Double-W Imperial Stout on 03-12-2012 at 05:40 PM
Brewed this yesterday as a partigyle. The stout went pretty well, though I was looking a little
low based on refractometer readings so I added a little extract at the end of the boil to bump
it up. Ca...