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  • Posted in thread: poor attenuation with S04 on 01-10-2015 at 02:20 AM
    That sounds similar to my own unscientific sample size of 1. I still think it is more my
    methodology at fault rather than an issue with the s-04 due in a large part to my inexperience.
    Having said tha...

  • Posted in thread: How long does your wort sit in the pot b4 going in the fermenter? on 01-10-2015 at 12:56 AM
    In my experience, just using Irish moss and getting good breaks are the keys to clear beer.
    Doesn't matter how much crap goes in the fermentor bc it's all gonna drop out. Then you just
    gotta rack care...

  • Posted in thread: Vacuum hotbreak on 01-10-2015 at 12:37 AM
    I only skim it cuz it helps prevent boil overs. I really don't think it affects beer clarity.

  • Posted in thread: poor attenuation with S04 on 01-09-2015 at 07:36 PM
    I used s-04 in a Christmas brown that got 75% attenuation (1.051-1.013). I then used the slurry
    from that batch to ferment both a milk stout and a coffee stout. Milk got like 58% atten
    (1.052-1.022) a...

  • Posted in thread: Polaris hops: what to make? on 01-06-2015 at 12:13 AM
    So I got these Polaris hops, 18.8% and said to have a glacier mint candy flavor. I was thinking
    of doing a single hopper to get a feel for these things. I was thinking a light dry stout at
    1st, now I'...

  • Posted in thread: Porter help on 01-05-2015 at 11:17 PM
    Oh I just reread that and saw your grains are already mixed together. Nevermind the grain
    replacement suggestion.

  • Posted in thread: Porter help on 01-05-2015 at 11:16 PM
    Sounds good to me but the 2 row won't do anything for you unless you mash it. Also I'd ditch
    the carapils. And maybe replace those 4oz with that much more chocolate. A suggestion for the
    future, try u...

  • Posted in thread: Consistently low ABV...ideas? on 01-05-2015 at 10:14 PM
    To rehydrate:1) boil 1-2 cups of water2) cool to 95 F3) sprinkle in yeast4) after 10 min,
    gently stir5) slowly cool to pitching temps6) and pitch!

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 01-04-2015 at 11:46 PM
    5 gal oatmeal stout. 1 gal vanilla ipa= 377.5

  • Posted in thread: Boiling hard and fast on 01-04-2015 at 11:43 PM
    If you boil harder you'll just lose more water, which is fine if you've got the space and can
    account for it. Also you'll get slightly better hop utilization. And probably more
    caramelization/wort dar...


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