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  • Posted in thread: Advice on my pale ale recipe? on 04-16-2014 at 12:53 AM
    I have an APA that uses a small amount of pale chocolate (2oz) for color. I personally like it,
    tho it doesnt come out flavor wise. I'm drinking it now9 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2-Row) Canadian
    Malting C...

  • Posted in thread: Double IPA recipe - would love thoughts and feedback on 04-16-2014 at 12:39 AM
    I would ditch the crystal 40 at the very least.

  • Posted in thread: New Chicago Brewer on 04-06-2014 at 01:42 AM
    welcome to HBT

  • Posted in thread: ghetto brew setups?... on 04-01-2014 at 01:10 PM
    my set up

  • Posted in thread: The Amazing Disappearing Wort!! on 04-01-2014 at 12:30 PM
    The first few times i used my spider i had the same issue with wort evaporation. I had to
    increase my pre boil volume to 7.75. which would leave me 6 gals in the kettle after squeezing
    out my hop bag ...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Ph, alkalinity and RA are driving me nuts on 03-31-2014 at 05:23 AM
    sorry for the late reply, i had the 2nd shift today. My water supply is the fox river and it is
    horribly inconsistent. MY beer tastes much better since going RO. I dont use machine water, i
    buy my RO ...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Ph, alkalinity and RA are driving me nuts on 03-30-2014 at 06:44 PM
    I've been using the suggested water profile (table 19) in the "water" book and for the life of
    me i cant get them to line up. When I get my mash Ph right the alkalinity and RA are high and
    if i get th...

  • Posted in thread: Competition results came in, recipe advice requested! on 03-30-2014 at 06:25 PM
    When using crystal in pales i follow this guidline. I cant remember where i read it but here it
    isImperial ipas - crystal 10Ipa's - crystal 10 or 20pale ales - crystal 30 or 40

  • Posted in thread: Hops - Help! on 03-25-2014 at 02:21 AM
    I personally would not use 9 hops the flavor will be so muddled you wont be able to pick out
    any one flavor. I personally like to follow this hopping sched for my dipa. 60 min high alpha
    for 50% of my...

  • Posted in thread: 14 hours since pitching and very slow activity on 03-24-2014 at 03:41 PM
    Even with a starter? Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewDepends on the size of the starter and
    the amount of time it was given. A 1.5 l starter on a stir plate for a few days and my batch's
    kick off i...

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