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Posted in thread: Batter-Up Schwarzbier on 07-03-2013 at 03:20 PM
Just tapped a batch of this I made with WLP940. I somehow got unexpectedly high efficiency and
an O.G. of 1.050. I didn't want to dilute cause I already had more than a full keg wort of wort
Posted in thread: pitch more yeast or just be patient? on 05-15-2013 at 02:34 AM
1.018 seems too be high for that style, but I remember having a number of extract batches stop
right around there. The problem went away when I went all-grain. What do your beers normally
Posted in thread: Wildest batch you ever brewed? on 05-14-2013 at 03:44 AM
I brewed a batch that was inspired by Thai food. I called it a Thai chili-coconut amber ale. I
started with a lightly hopped amber with mostly 2-row and a little crystal. I threw in a pound
of flaked ...
Posted in thread: Bacon Smoked Porter on 05-13-2013 at 09:09 PM
Well, BIaB it is then... No better time than now to learn... :DI think you'll find that
all-grain is a lot easier than you expect. I know it was for me. Watch your water volumes and
Posted in thread: Are there any hops you actually dislike? on 05-12-2013 at 06:14 AM
In general, I not to keen on American varieties. Although this is likely because I'm currently
into malty and balanced beers and don't enjoy anything over .5 on the BU:GU scale. The only hop
I ever us...
Posted in thread: Making extract for later use or split brews on 05-10-2013 at 09:46 PM
First off, I have never tried this. Having said that, it sounds like an interesting idea...
Except the no chill part. Barley is covered in wild yeast and bacteria. The boil sterilizes the
wort. If you...
Posted in thread: Bacon Smoked Porter on 05-10-2013 at 09:34 PM
This is one of those few cases where you can't do the something in extract that you can all
grain. I would say you basically have two options:1 use a smoke flavoring in the fermenter.2
steep a smaller...
Posted in thread: Stepped pitch questions on 05-10-2013 at 09:27 PM
I'll answer my own question since the keg has been kicked now. The beer turned out wonderfully.
It got lots of compliments from friends. It had no diacetyl and a great smooth round lager
Posted in thread: Squeeze My Lemon Summer Blonde on 05-08-2013 at 05:39 PM
Chilling down 5.5 gallons of this right now. I used 7 lbs of 2-row to compensate for the low
efficiency of my system and 2.25 oz of lemon zest because that's what I got from 5 lemons. Also
Posted in thread: Stepped pitch questions on 01-18-2013 at 03:48 PM
I recently picked up some out-of-date WLP800 dirt cheap and decided to make my first lager.
Since the yeast was really old and mrmalty said the viability was 10% (or less) I nursed the
yeast back to h...