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Posted in thread: Sour Mash odor behind your house? on 03-04-2015 at 04:33 PM
I agree that spreading it out thin will help the spent grain dry faster, equating to less funk.
Try covering each layer with soil or mulch. Microbes in the soil will break down the sugars
Posted in thread: Ommegang Rare Vos - recipe needed on 03-04-2015 at 03:40 PM
I brewed the original recipe in November, let it ferment and age in primary until March. I ust
tapped the keg last night (March 3) and really enjoyed it. I wouldn't call it a rare vos clone,
but it is...
Posted in thread: Coming up with a recipe on 01-09-2015 at 02:45 PM
Search for Orfy's Mild Mannered Ale. It's a dark mildly and very good. I also second the above
post about Northern Brewer's online recipes. I use them (often with my own tweaks) all the
Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 11-12-2014 at 11:35 AM
I just wanted to share my success at yeast washing. The kolsch yeast (Wyeast 2565) that I
harvested from a yeastcake & washed on a whim 3 months ago went nuts in the starter and spilled
down the side ...
Posted in thread: Pitching Wyeast 2565 on 10-10-2014 at 04:29 AM
Wyeast 2565 is a great yeast. I typicay let it ferment all the way out to FG and then go
straight to bottling. There is no reason why you could not or should not extend time in the
secondary for this ...
Posted in thread: Favorite malt for single malt batches? on 08-30-2014 at 02:53 PM
I just did a kolsch smash with a kolsch malt from AHS. It seemed slightly breadier than pils
malt to me. I think of pils malts as being cracker-like. Hopped with Tradition and it came out
Posted in thread: Wyeast 1007 on 07-27-2014 at 10:47 PM
Did you pitch a starter? What was your mash temp? Your fermentation temps seem ok for the style
and yeast. I used Wyeast 1007 in an alt use two months ago and was impressed by how clean it
was. Also, ...
Posted in thread: brewing waste - hops, yeast, grain, water... on 07-26-2014 at 11:37 PM
I compost the grains and hops. I just started washing my yeast. I run the water from my CFC
into flower beds and the new trees in our front yard. I usually wash kettles, equipment and
carboys in the b...
Posted in thread: Mash Tun Drain Problems on 07-25-2014 at 01:06 PM
Spend $12 and buy a bazooka tube. I've never had a stuck sparge with mine and they are sturdy
enough to support a lot of grain. Last weekend I made a rye kolsch with 20% rye and had no
issues; and I c...
Posted in thread: Karbach Barn Burner Saison Clone on 03-29-2014 at 08:04 PM
Barn burner turned me back onto saisons. I stayed away from them after I made one that came out
WAY too spicy and with an alcoholic burn (fermented too hot) and tried another saison (one of
the Icons ...