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Posted in thread: When (sufficient) patience is not an option on 08-25-2011 at 04:50 PM
Don't worry, 3 weeks is plenty for primary. A couple days cold crash is enough for a majority
of the "stuff" to settle out, it doesn't need a week. The colder the better but above freezing
of course. ...
Posted in thread: When (sufficient) patience is not an option on 08-25-2011 at 01:17 PM
Thanks for all the useful comments. The most interesting and surprising to me are the two
suggesting spending one of my weeks on cold crashing. With time being short I wouldn't have
thought it to be w...
Posted in thread: When (sufficient) patience is not an option on 08-24-2011 at 07:22 PM
when did you add the dry hops?Sorry, that was a little unclear: after two weeks, so one week on
the dry hops would be the 3 week primary, 5 week bottle plan.
Posted in thread: When (sufficient) patience is not an option on 08-24-2011 at 06:58 PM
I realize this question is going to sound like the frequently asked "can I bottle this imperial
stout now and serve it for my party in two weeks" (and I have read those threads), but I
promise it's no...
Posted in thread: Fat Squirrel clone on 06-11-2011 at 10:15 PM
You can bottle with brown sugar, and it won't really ruin anything, but I don't think it's
worth it. In the small amounts that you use for bottling I wouldn't expect any noticeable
flavor difference, ...
Posted in thread: Doubling of crystal when going from commercial to home brew? on 03-20-2011 at 10:57 PM
Well, there are things other than the ratios of grain types used that affect the flavor and
color of the finished product, like boil length, water chemistry, all sorts of things. So one
Posted in thread: Fat Squirrel clone on 03-15-2011 at 06:52 PM
Hello there, I basically dont have anything to mash with and I dont want to buy 1 either. Can i
put all the malts, oats and barley into a bag and brew it? yup thats right, can i BIAB this
Posted in thread: Clone SN Tumbler...Help! on 02-16-2011 at 05:27 PM
Update on my attempt at this: After the proper passage of time, this has been a real winner --
both really broad appeal at parties and one of my favorites. That potency of the peated malt
did fade a l...
Posted in thread: Fat Squirrel clone on 02-16-2011 at 05:21 PM
It has to be a partial mash, because of the oats. So let's see, you'd have to be able to mash 4
pounds of grains at a minimum.1 pound Caravienne malt1 pound Munich malt1 pound flaked Oats12
Posted in thread: Help me to understand chloride - sulfate ratio on 01-26-2011 at 10:50 PM
While it is fairly obvious that there are upper and lower limits on the usefulness of the ratio
concept, is anyone willing to hazard a guess where the limits begin? That is, at the extreme