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Posted in thread: Secondary. I just don't get it on 06-02-2013 at 11:01 AM
I only use a secondary fermenter when "dropping" a pilsner a day after pitching to move the
beer off the trub or if I am using the yeast cake in the primary for a bigger beer. Like this
month's Wee He...
Posted in thread: What to do with warrior? on 04-18-2013 at 08:42 PM
Warrior is a good hop for anywhere in a brew for ales. Great for bittering with its high alpha
acids. Magic Hat here in VT used 100% Warriors in their HIPA before the hop shortage made them
switch to ...
Posted in thread: Cask Question - Will beer be okay? on 04-18-2013 at 08:32 PM
I haven't kept a brew in a cask for more than two weeks but I can't imagine there would be an
issue with a 6.2% brown ale. Over there that would be considered a strong ale.I got my pin from
NB last ye...
Posted in thread: Summit hop experiences? on 11-08-2012 at 11:13 AM
I wonder if the onion garlic vs tangerine is a function of whole hops or pellet hops?I used
only whole Summits again this year in an IPA as FWH and late additions starting with 15 minutes
and again go...
Posted in thread: Dry Stout for st. patty's day? on 02-17-2012 at 10:58 AM
Yes, late hopping is not a feature of the dry Irish stout we all know well. But a little
variation is a good thing. Last year I used a little crystal malt in my Irish stout and I think
I fixed my wate...
Posted in thread: Dry Stout for st. patty's day? on 02-16-2012 at 12:42 PM
I'm brewing today:For 5 gallons:64% 6-row US Pale16% flaked barley ground fine11% Victory7%
Simpsons roast barley ground fine2% Belgian black malt1 oz Perle, 60 minute boil1/3 oz Kent
Goldings, 0 min1...
Posted in thread: Summit hop experiences? on 01-30-2012 at 01:00 PM
Maybe it's just some of us like onions? I sense more tangerine than onions in my summit forward
brews. And I agree it's a more mellow flavor than some of the more aggresive hops like
centennial or chi...
Posted in thread: Summit hop experiences? on 01-29-2012 at 09:37 PM
I made an all-summit IPA this fall with whole summits that was spectacular with the following
hop schedule:5.5 gal OG 1069 FG 1015 Yeast: 12721/2 oz 60 min (all alpha 16%)1 1/4 oz 15 min1
1/2 oz 10 mi...
Posted in thread: critique needed...simple english mild on 01-24-2012 at 04:04 PM
I tend to hop my milds by equally dividing hops into 60 and 30 minute boiling additions, aiming
for total ibus of 15-22. My most recent batch was based on an American mild and used 0.16 oz
whole Zeus ...
Posted in thread: Mild Ale Malt Substitutions on 01-12-2012 at 06:56 AM
FWIW there are some very nice mild recipes in this forum using Maris Otter base malt, and some
recommendations for Gambrinus ESB malt. I may try the ESB malt this spring and compare to my
Vienna malt ...