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Posted in thread: Cold Steeping Carafa only for color? on 01-15-2010 at 07:59 PM
I have made a clone of the Bruery's Black Orchard, which turned out great. Steep about 12 oz.
of coarsh crushed carafa II with really cold water (50 - 60 degrees) for about 30 minutes. Add
to boil in ...
Posted in thread: House APA: Critique Needed on 12-21-2009 at 06:49 PM
Keep the wheat, you can lower it to .25 lb. Drop the aromatic. Change your 5 minute addition to
whirlpool. Late hop or go home. Drink fresh.Looks tasty!!!!
Posted in thread: Denny Conn's Wry Smile Rye IPA on 12-10-2009 at 07:11 PM
I am brewing this tomorrow and I can't decide whather to use WLP051 or US-05. So I am using
both!!! I'll picth a 1 liter starter of the WLP051 at the same time as hydrated US-05. I'll
post back in 7-8...
Posted in thread: Conditioning the Malt Before Crush on 11-20-2009 at 06:47 PM
Misting = too much workIf you toss and wait, the grain/moisture all balances nicely.
Posted in thread: Conditioning the Malt Before Crush on 11-20-2009 at 06:41 PM
I have a corona type mill and have been malt conditioning for the last 20 or so beers. My
technique is 0.4oz. (by weight) per lb of grain. I toss my entire grain bill into 2 or 3 large
plastic ziploc ...
Posted in thread: Bells Two Hearted Clone - Hop Additions on 11-09-2009 at 10:07 PM
I brewed this using 2 oz dryhop and WLP 051. A wonderful IPA even though I have never tried the
original. This is a nice switch from the West Coast style IPA's. I ended up with 5.9% ABV (poor
Posted in thread: Anyone use this for their electric BK? on 11-02-2009 at 09:58 PM
Variable transformer - I plan to use a 220V 5500W element in my BK. want to control my boil
manually. What are the pros and cons of this vs PID controller?
Posted in thread: Primary Fermenting in a Corny Keg on 09-24-2009 at 04:20 PM
I have a corney that won't seal and plan to primary in it tomorrow. I have no fermcap, so will
make a 9 gal batch - 5 gal in carboy and 4 gal in corney.I will cut 1" off dip tube so I can
Posted in thread: Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale 2009 on 09-22-2009 at 04:45 PM
Picked up a sixer last night. It is just OK to me, not bad but not great. I much prefered their
Posted in thread: Campden and Chlorine on 09-17-2009 at 07:27 PM
After nuking the equipment with Campden I switched to an RV hose for my rinsing needs. Anything
that will be used without drying overnight I give a rinse with dechlorinated water. Usually