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  • Posted in thread: Cannot believe my OG reading! on 08-29-2014 at 08:21 PM
    And - what reading did you get? What's your volume? My guess is that your expected OG would be
    somewhere in the vicinity of 1.075. You probably just hadn't mixed the wort well enough.
    Depending on the...

  • Posted in thread: Batch 2 - Irish Dry Stout on 08-29-2014 at 06:51 PM
    Good luck with your brew!I remember my first stout. I used 1084, and it was my first (and only)
    experience with mopping the ceiling. Of course, this had more to do with my lack of foresight
    than with ...

  • Posted in thread: Brown Ale Secondary Fermentation on 08-28-2014 at 06:00 PM
    Honey will boost the alcohol content. So will vodka, btw. It will add very little flavor, as it
    is almost entirely composed of simple sugars that will get eaten by the yeast. You should add
    it in prim...

  • Posted in thread: Gushing? chocolate stout question on 08-24-2014 at 01:56 AM
    Could be it wasn't done fermenting when you bottled. In which case, it was over-primed, and
    continued to produce CO2.Putting it in the fridge causes the CO2 to go into solution - so it
    foams out of th...

  • Posted in thread: pics included - does this look good/ 16 hours into ferm safel 05 on 08-23-2014 at 12:12 AM
    no need to do anything. In another 24 hours you'll be asking about blowoff tubes....

  • Posted in thread: question about fresh hops on 08-22-2014 at 06:08 PM
    I grow Cascades, and use them only at the end of the boil. There are lab tests that will
    determine the AA%; obviously the major producers do this. You could guesstimate a range for
    bittering, but simp...

  • Posted in thread: First all-grain recipe. Suggestions? on 08-18-2014 at 06:07 PM
    Well, it's a little vague, so it's hard to suggest much. What are you aiming for?If it were my
    recipe, and depending on the AA% of the hops, I'd probably use a half ounce at 60 minutes, a
    half ounce a...

  • Posted in thread: Adding coffee to a stout on 08-14-2014 at 03:15 PM
    I can't argue with results, but personally I'd be leery of anything involving boiling coffee.
    Have you ever tasted boiled coffee? Tastes like carp.I'd brew some really strong coffee, and
    add it direct...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hopping and Aging on 08-06-2014 at 01:09 AM
    Well, it's starting to look like a brilliant idea that lots of people thought of before
    me.Thanks for the feedback!Cheers,

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hopping and Aging on 08-05-2014 at 11:58 PM
    Where do you get that barley wines, RISs, and lagers are never dry hopped? There are plenty of
    counterexamples to that claim.I guess I did make that claim. Should not have said 'never'.
    Better to say,...

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