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  • Posted in thread: Aging a Russian Imperial Stout. on 06-14-2012 at 07:47 PM
    But if it ages in a secondary for a couple months it might be hard to bottle condition since
    very little yeast would be in suspension after that amount of time. So keep that in mind.

  • Posted in thread: Adding light crystals to the secondary? on 06-10-2012 at 11:24 PM
    This may sound like a stupid question, but what are light crystals?

  • Posted in thread: You CAN smack a smack pack too hard! on 06-07-2012 at 03:30 PM
    Today my brew day started out with me smacking my Wyeast smack pack so hard it blew up in my
    kitchen. The first time i used a smack pack I didn't hit it hard enough and when I went to add
    my yeast I n...

  • Posted in thread: Toasting oats? Or not? on 06-06-2012 at 05:34 PM
    Should I toast my oats in the oven or not? I've seen recipes that do and some do not. I'm
    interested in how it will affect the final beer and mash efficiency. I'm doing a BIAB partial
    mash oatmeal sto...

  • Posted in thread: Best book for learning recipe formulation? on 05-29-2012 at 06:33 PM
    The thing I like most about "Brewing Classic Styles" is that it focuses on extract brewing and
    extract with steeping specialty grains. But it's less about recipe formulation, and more of an
    expanded B...

  • Posted in thread: Purpose of a beta-glucan rest? on 05-23-2012 at 06:48 AM
    I did a quick look at "How to Brew" and it seems like yes, a beta-glucanse rest is only to ease
    lautering difficulties.

  • Posted in thread: HeadSpace for Wyeast 3068 on 05-22-2012 at 06:44 AM
    If you are using a blow off tube then you have no prob with 3068. might want to
    consider a $12 6 gal ale pale. Seems like a hassle to mess with a 2 gal bucket and 2 one gallon

  • Posted in thread: at what point can a beer be considered an Imperial?? on 05-21-2012 at 07:36 AM
    The BJCP guidelines for a Kolsch are between 4.4% and 5.2%, and according to the wiki
    "Imperial is a term sometimes used to describe a beer that is brewed to a significantly higher
    original gravity,...

  • Posted in thread: Blow off on 05-21-2012 at 07:20 AM
    Yes, you can leave your blow off tube hooked up until you are ready to bottle. I personally
    switch to an airlock (even though there is a small risk of infection in the process) for
    aesthetic reasons. ...

  • Posted in thread: Can I still use these malts? on 05-21-2012 at 07:11 AM
    How long were they in your trunk?