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Posted in thread: Smashing - Poll on 12-22-2008 at 01:28 PM
i looked around a bit but couldn't find the answer to this question: if you add sugar (as you
would with a tripel) can it still be considered a smash?
Posted in thread: Sometimes you just can't trust your wife.... on 12-09-2008 at 12:31 PM
cheers on the trippel! i just brewed one too. but i had a distinctly different experience with
my partner. i fermented the 10 gallon batch with wyeast 3787 in one of those blue 15 gallon
Posted in thread: Question about S-05 on 12-01-2008 at 03:21 AM
no, you're right there, it sure wouldn't be "hard", assuming that you have full use of all your
appendages and at least the mental capacity of a typical 8-year-old, but like i said before -
it is some...
Posted in thread: Question about S-05 on 11-30-2008 at 11:29 PM
doesn't the "cup of warm water" need to be sterilized as to not introduce any unwelcome
competition for the organisms on your team? this is the main reason i don't bother. if it
involved just running ...
Posted in thread: Question about S-05 on 11-30-2008 at 03:48 AM
i've used sa-04 and sa-05 about ten times now. not wanting to bother with the extra step of
rehydrating (whether it's considered troublesome or not, it definitely is "extra"), i've always
Posted in thread: What are you brewing this weekend? on 11-14-2008 at 12:26 PM
10g of tripel on saturday. 5g of northern english brown on monday.and kegging/bottling 10g of
belgian dark strong.
Posted in thread: How much grain can I cram into a 10G igloo? on 11-12-2008 at 10:49 PM
26# at a 1 qt./# ratio is the max.
Posted in thread: Decoction for a Northen Brown Ale? on 11-12-2008 at 02:43 AM
decoction is fun, and i would totally recommend it. i too marveled at kaiser's video. and i
would never discourage one from experimenting and brewing "out of bounds", but personally i
don't think this...
Posted in thread: Stone IPA Clone Comparison - You pick the real one! on 11-11-2008 at 01:58 AM
i did a stone ipa clone recently, splitting the 10 gallon batch and pitching sa-05 in one and
sa-04 in the other. they are both great, but the sa-04 is slightly better. it has more malt
Posted in thread: Pumpkin Ale Questions on 10-23-2008 at 12:56 AM
personally, if you use fresh pumpkin and don't puree it, i don't think you need rice hulls. i
made a pumpkin ale two days ago. first, i roasted three pie type pumpkins at 325 deg. for about
a little o...