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  • Posted in thread: Need advice on adjusting/fixing IBU's for Porter on 05-22-2015 at 05:34 PM
    Just adjust the 60 minute addition to get the right amount of ibus. Both ekg or nb are fine for
    a 60 min addition; a porter isnt a hop foward style, just make sure the ibus are correct and go
    with it.

  • Posted in thread: Liquid Smoke & Burboun soaked Oak Chips? on 05-22-2015 at 09:28 AM
    No, it needs to be mashed. It wont work in an extract/steeping batch unfortunately. though it
    will self convert so you could do a mini mash...

  • Posted in thread: Liquid Smoke & Burboun soaked Oak Chips? on 05-21-2015 at 08:35 PM
    I always find liquid smoke homebrew to taste distinctly like liquid smoke. Why not replace
    10-20% of the pale malt in the recipe with rauch malt? That will give a far better smoke

  • Posted in thread: Blow off in my beer.... on 05-21-2015 at 08:31 PM
    You would need a keg and co2 tank to force carbonate and then a counterflow chiller to bottle
    from. At that point, you could just serve draft. The gunk is mostly yeast which is needed to
    eat the bottl...

  • Posted in thread: Grains of Paradise on 05-21-2015 at 07:35 PM
    Black pepper, fresh ground. A bit less. A good spice shop should have it, though, it is better
    than black pepper for brewing.

  • Posted in thread: Hard water styles and recipies. on 05-21-2015 at 07:19 PM
    English bitters/IPAs. Stouts. Scottish ales, Dortmund export. If you are doing all grain, its
    best to get a water report, enter it into a brewing calculator like Brun water (free), and make
    sure you c...

  • Posted in thread: White Labs WLP036 on 05-21-2015 at 06:37 PM
    Is there noticeable activity? Yeast in suspension? small bubbles? Wlp036 is often not like an
    english or american yeast with an aggressive krausen.

  • Posted in thread: White Labs WLP036 on 05-20-2015 at 10:17 PM
    What type a beer are you making? Ive always used a calculator like There is a
    hybrid setting on the calculator. I use this strain at 60-62, and cold condition/lager once
    kegged, at around...

  • Posted in thread: Is this CO2 tank current? on 05-20-2015 at 10:09 PM
    I think the 2015 is the max psi, and not the year. It should need retesting every 5 years, and
    im assuming 2000 is the last test date, so it expired in 2005. Thats my guess.

  • Posted in thread: IPA Recipe Critique on 05-20-2015 at 09:57 PM
    The sugar is fine. The ~10% sugar would more be used in a DIPA with a OG in the 1.080-1.090
    range, likely a 1.064 IPA would be dry enough. (or you could mash lower.) If you want it real
    dry then go fo...


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