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Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-07-2014 at 04:59 PM
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Posted in thread: Does anyone have any experience with using chocolate rye? on 12-01-2013 at 07:11 PM
I really like chocolate rye. I use it in stouts and in black IPAs. I agree that the amount you
have listed is too much though. As for the yeast, its all up to you. I like english yeasts with
Posted in thread: Still not enough hop aroma on 11-20-2013 at 11:12 AM
Are you adjusting the SO4 and Cl amounts in your brewing water? I wasn't able to get that
bright hoppy aroma/flavor until I started treating my water with gypsum and CaCl. I target
somewhere around 17...
Posted in thread: IIPA with limited hops selection on 11-19-2013 at 02:34 AM
Some combination of the following would be good in my opinion:Chinook/Citra - Pine and tropical
fruitCitra/Simcoe/Mosaic - Dank, citrus, tropical
Posted in thread: What does pumpkin add to the beer? on 11-18-2013 at 12:32 AM
Pumpkin or any other squash, when mashed, seem to give me a nutty backdrop to my pumpkin/fall
beers. I've never seen a substantial increase in OG because of it, but it does contribute
Posted in thread: IPA just mixing all the hops together as a blend on 11-18-2013 at 12:28 AM
From an amount standpoint...its not overkill.From my perspective (and mine only) I feel like
you can combine 2/3 of those descriptors, but when you get into the 3/3, you start getting
general "hoppy" ...
Posted in thread: Rhubarb Beer on 11-17-2013 at 11:33 PM
I don't like rhubarb by itself. Typically you would combine it with another fruit like
strawberries or raspberries. I made a sour about a year and a half ago and added about 4 lbs
rhubarb and 3 lbs ra...
Posted in thread: IPA just mixing all the hops together as a blend on 11-17-2013 at 09:58 PM
Everyone has their own tastes, but I've done 2-3 of these garbage bag IPAs, and have been
really unsatisfied with every one of them. You tend to get muddled flavors/aromas instead of
awesome results. ...
Posted in thread: Double Black IPA - Recipe Critique on 11-13-2013 at 12:34 AM
The target was for 8 gallons at this gravity, figuring in about 2 gallons for hop
absorption/trub loss. I prefer my IPAs a little lower on IBUs, but I calculated the IBUs
(Beersmith) at ~80 IBUs for a...
Posted in thread: Double Black IPA - Recipe Critique on 11-11-2013 at 11:11 PM
Here is the recipe. 6 gallons finished beer, 1.080 target OG.17 lbs 2-row2 lbs Munich1.3 lbs
Chocolate Rye0.5 lbs C400.5 lbs Carapils1.0 oz Chinook FWH1.0 oz Simcoe (15)2.0 oz Amarillo
(10)2.0 oz Cent...