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  • Martha's Vineyard, Mass
  • Bohemian pilsner (well, sort of)
    Really dry stout
  • Oatmeal/dry stout hybrid
  • Brown that became an IPA (IBA?)
    Strong dark brown thing
  • Oxtoberfest (my best beer, an over-powered octoberfest)
    BeerToBeNamedLator doppelbock
    PreOx lager (brewed to buff up the yeast for the two above)

    Fugly ale (overly bitter English pale ale)
    Anglo-American ale
    American style porter
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  • Posted in thread: When (sufficient) patience is not an option on 08-25-2011 at 03:50 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 12:17 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 06:22 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 05:58 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 09:15 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 09:57 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
    possibility is...

  • Posted in thread: Fat Squirrel clone on 03-15-2011 at 05:52 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
    recipe?I'm n...

  • 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
    ounces fla...

  • 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
    numbers jsm...