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Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 06-27-2009 at 04:44 AM
What yeast have you guys decided on for this beer? I've seen at least 6 different
Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 06-27-2009 at 04:10 AM
They also said that 7% ABV is correct and they get there using a mash temp around 150F and a
yeast strain that easily attenuates into the low to mid 80% range.
Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 06-26-2009 at 06:22 PM
Guys - I asked Bells if the 1.058 OG is correct and they said no. It should be 1.064. They've
corrected their website to reflect the new OG.
Posted in thread: Critque my 1st all grain on 09-30-2007 at 04:26 AM
I'd also include 1/2 lb of rice hulls. When using corn flakes there's a higher potential of a
stuck sparge. You might want to re-think this recipe and brew a beer that has a simpler grain
bill that ca...
Posted in thread: yes, it is yet another starter question on 09-16-2007 at 03:20 PM
Busdriver - You are correct, per Mr. Malty's pitching calculator for a 1.065 OG, 5.25 gallon of
beer you will need a 3 liter starter. So, keep stepping it up until you have your 3 liters.
Posted in thread: Looking for an Octoberfest Partial Mash Recipe on 09-16-2007 at 02:57 PM
Here ya go....BeerSmith Recipe Printout - www.beersmith.comRecipe: Classic Oktoberfest Style:
Oktoberfest/MarzenTYPE: Partial MashTaste: (35.0) Recipe
Posted in thread: Importance of mash water volume on 09-16-2007 at 02:22 PM
As Catfish mentioned... green apple flavors are usually do to not pitching enough yeast and
incomplete fermentation. Did you use a starter and if so, how much?
Posted in thread: Starter issues on 09-16-2007 at 02:10 PM
How big is that jar? It's hard to judge from the picture. You'll need 1.5 quarts of actual
starter for an average 1.048 OG ale.
Posted in thread: Any water experts on 09-12-2007 at 02:12 AM
I'd see if you can get a water analysis from the company that provides your water. If you can't
get one from them, send a sample off to a lab that could test it for you. In the meantime, you
Posted in thread: Starter size on 09-12-2007 at 01:44 AM
Cos,Creating a starting is VERY easy... I use a 10 ml of water to 1 gm of DME. I usally make a
2 liter starter so I use 2 liters of water and 200 gm of DME. I also use a sponge stopper. For