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Posted in thread: steeping grain kit boil volume question on 03-31-2010 at 02:04 AM
Right, good point. and the beer would just become a little more bitter i suppose, which since I
like IPAs may not be to big of a deal anyway.
Posted in thread: steeping grain kit boil volume question on 03-31-2010 at 01:25 AM
I've been doing Brewer's Best kits and just got a MidWest supplies and am getting contradictory
information concerning the boil. BB tells me to only boil with 2.5 gallons as hops are measured
Posted in thread: Hop heads on 03-25-2010 at 01:58 AM
If you are doing kits I'd recommend making several, saving a few bottles and then taste testing
them. I did B.Best hopnogg and have the IPA going now. B.Best seems a littlre limited as far as
Posted in thread: raising temp on beer cause ferment. to restart? on 03-18-2010 at 12:47 AM
My B.Best IPA fermented for about 3 days and stopped - no bubbles for 5 minutes or so, looks
dead. I found that odd as my last batch went for 6 days at least. The temp in my furnace room
is a little c...
Posted in thread: Brewers Best Bold Series Holiday Ale on 03-15-2010 at 01:48 AM
Does extra time in primary really make a difference? I have my 2nd BBest kit and the guy at the
LHBS said one week is fine since it's done fermenting and nothing else is happening in there. I
plan to ...
Posted in thread: Favorite type of hop(s) to dry hop with? on 03-11-2010 at 06:37 PM
I just bought 1oz of each Cascade and Columbus to dry hop my IPA with. Looking fwd to it. I
smelled several of them, amarillo, citra, Simcoe. Cascade blew the others away as far as the
Posted in thread: First Brew on 02-25-2010 at 02:47 AM
I did primary 1 week and then 2ndary two weeks... any difference?
Posted in thread: First Brew on 02-25-2010 at 02:35 AM
Man, great questions. I did the HopNogg as my first brew and stuck to the instructions and it
is pretty good, nice and bitter but don't have the great hop nose. I plan to dry hop my next
one big time ...
Posted in thread: Recommended hops for dry hopping pale ale? on 02-21-2010 at 10:23 PM
Yeah, thanks for the info. i'm fairly new to brewing so this could get interesting with all the
different varieties available!! that's the fun part to me really. different yeasts, hops, etc.
can do an...
Posted in thread: Recommended hops for dry hopping pale ale? on 02-21-2010 at 07:51 PM
So i plan to dry hop my next pale ale or Ipa, i was going to use cascades but just read about
some other very attractive sounding hops: Citra, Columbus, Centennial... I want a nice big
hoppy nose. Wha...