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Posted in thread: First Kettle Sour - specific steps Questions on 09-25-2015 at 09:51 PM
So, I brewed the Weizenbock kit I talked about, but I didn't add hops, so it's just wheat malt
extract, basically. Got it down to 110, then pitched a vial of l. brevis. 72 hours later, no
change in pH...
Posted in thread: First Kettle Sour - specific steps Questions on 09-19-2015 at 05:05 PM
Interesting. I don't believe my water is too hard. I'll do some research on that. I'm just
going to go ahead and brew and see what happens.
Posted in thread: First Kettle Sour - specific steps Questions on 09-04-2015 at 09:47 PM
I still haven't brewed this because I had to get pH strips, but now I have another newb
question. I do partial boil, like 3 gallons. If this goes down to the mid 3s in pH, and then I
add water, will t...
Posted in thread: First Kettle Sour - specific steps Questions on 08-10-2015 at 10:13 PM
I'm also about to do my first sour. The guys at my LHBS had never heard of kettle souring, so I
feel a little on my own. I bought WLP672, the lacto brevis, because the internet said it was
fast. I do ...
Posted in thread: Imperial Bastard Stout on 06-25-2014 at 03:26 PM
I just opened one of these that I brewed in March 2013, so it's been sitting in the bottle for
a little over a year. WOW! Age works some wonders on this already delicious beer. Save it if
Posted in thread: Imperial Bastard Stout on 09-27-2013 at 01:06 AM
Just opened another bottle of this. Still very sweet and flavorful, if a bit bitter. It has a
fairly thin mouthfeel. Any idea how to make it thicker next time?
Posted in thread: Imperial Bastard Stout on 06-15-2013 at 08:58 PM
I brewed this in early March, pitched two packets of S-05 with OG 1.098. I had some temperature
fluctuations on day 1, where it was a really warm March day in Michigan, and my apartment was
80 or so, ...
Posted in thread: Wyeast Smack Pack question on 05-22-2013 at 08:13 PM
Good point. The good news is I also ordered a yeast-starter kit at the same time I ordered the
beer kit, so I'll just do that.
Posted in thread: Wyeast Smack Pack question on 05-22-2013 at 06:51 PM
I ordered a kit (Pliny the Elder clone) and some yeast (Wyeast 1056), and when it arrived 5
days later, the yeast smack pack was bulging. Apparently the nutrient pack had already broken
some time duri...
Posted in thread: Imperial Bastard Stout on 05-22-2013 at 11:57 AM
I used two packets of S-05 and it worked fine. Started quick and went crazy for days.