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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 ...
Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 03-08-2014 at 03:44 AM
Brewed a North German Alt all grain in 4 hours (a new personal record), hit 72% efficiency, and
polished off a keg of hefe with the wife as I brewed. Good day all around. ;)Sent from my
iPhone using H...
Posted in thread: Bazooka screen as false bottom? on 01-31-2014 at 02:09 PM
I use a bazooka screen when mashing in a 5gal stainless kettle without any problems. A good
vorlauf is part of my routine. I've made several great beers with this method. Adding a grain
bag does help ...
Posted in thread: Getting wort from kettle to carboy! on 11-25-2013 at 02:34 PM
I use a hop spider and put a spare stainless nut into the the bag to weigh it down. During the
boil I'll bump / stir the bag occasionally to get the hops to float. Never had any problems and
I don't t...
Posted in thread: Using blow off yeast on 11-23-2013 at 12:35 AM
Blow-off yeast can be reused if handled properly; however, I wouldn't use yeast that spent a
week in Star San.Contrary to what you will read on this forum, there is zero benefit from
rinsing yeast wit...
Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 11-10-2013 at 08:41 PM
Took my 18 mo old daughter to the LHBS to pick up ingredients for Orfy's Hobgoblin. She loved
the grain room and yeast fridge. Not gonna lie, I might be brainwashing her into an obsession
for craft be...