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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
    crush) 1...

  • 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 03:20 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
    transfer (CO...

  • Posted in thread: Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale 2009 on 09-22-2009 at 03:45 PM
    Picked up a sixer last night. It is just OK to me, not bad but not great. I much prefered their
    08 celebration.

  • Posted in thread: Campden and Chlorine on 09-17-2009 at 06:27 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
    everything g...

Following Stats
Primary:Black Friday Pale Secondary: Bottled: Founder's Breakfast Stout, Preto Branco (Black Orchard clone) Kegged:Brown, WCIPA, orange cascade, Amber, Vanilla Porter On Deck: APA, RyeIPA, Kolsch