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Posted in thread: Why do newbies always use so much crystal malt? on 12-11-2015 at 12:28 AM
Looking back at my recipes... I normally am somewhere in the 2.5-10% range with the higher
being less common. ~5% is the most common. I usually mash lower when I get to higher
Posted in thread: Why do newbies always use so much crystal malt? on 12-11-2015 at 12:02 AM
I like crystal malts in a lot of recipes (though almost never in a saison or IPA), but they can
be overdone really easily. In my early days I made a barleywine that I had an 80/15/5 split of
Posted in thread: Can't get bubbles out of beer line on 12-03-2015 at 06:26 PM
The friction would cause tiny bubbles to form, even when pulling... but they can be small
enough that they are not evident right away. Over time the combine to form a bigger bubble that
you see. One t...
Posted in thread: Can't get bubbles out of beer line on 12-03-2015 at 12:49 AM
I've had some issues with the CO2 separating out of solution in the line at 40-42 degrees
before in my kegerator. Lowering that temperature to 34-36 keeps things pretty happy in my
setup. I have a dua...
Posted in thread: Aging in Kegs - Is it sealed well? on 11-30-2015 at 11:53 PM
I've done some brett beers in the past where I transferred the 'finished' beer to a corny,
pitched the brett in the keg, and put some CO2 on it to seal the lid. I built a spunding valve
that will rele...
Posted in thread: Commercial Saison thread on 11-30-2015 at 05:18 PM
Glad you popped up with this. Funkwerks' Tropic King made its way into my fridge the other day.
You should definitely track it down. Great hop flavor, great yeast character, and if I'm being
Posted in thread: 658 IBUs! on 11-25-2015 at 10:56 PM
So THAT'S where all the Amarillo went!No kidding :(I see DFH is still up the their marketing
gimmicks... targeting people that solely equate IBUs to hoppiness.
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3726-PC Farmhouse Ale, Experience? on 11-25-2015 at 10:23 PM
Never tried it... I'd guess there would be some fusel alcohols produced, but with this yeast's
love of temp it might not be so bad. On small beers, I'll start it at 75-80 (depending on OG),
ramp up to...
Posted in thread: 2015 US Hops crop on 11-20-2015 at 09:23 PM
Drought, heat, fires, and demand basically. Amarillo is seemingly THE hop right now, so it will
be very hard to get. You can find some leaf now, but I wouldn't count on that lasting. Biggest
Posted in thread: 2015 US Hops crop on 11-20-2015 at 08:32 PM
Yeah it seems like Amarillo is going to be tough to get this year. I know many places are not
even getting any pellets. I haven't heard the same on Simcoe yet, but it wouldn't shock me if
it is the sa...