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  • Chicago, IL
  • Crazy Ivan RIS, Apfelwein, Hoppy Papi IPA
  • Hammered Squirrel Nut Brown Ale (btl. 3/21/09), Apfelwein, Hoppy Papi IPA (btl. 8/3/09)
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  • Posted in thread: IIPA and Dry Yeast on 11-04-2010 at 03:57 PM
    For a beer that big, you should definitely pitch enough yeast. Based on the higher alcohol
    content, you will need plenty of healthy yeast to get the necessary attenuation. One packet
    might be enough t...

  • Posted in thread: Hops question on 09-07-2010 at 10:08 PM
    +1 on Magnum for bittering.I love Amarillo and Centennial for IPA's.

  • Posted in thread: First brew flat! on 06-04-2010 at 06:20 PM
    Give them at least 3 weeks. Some condition more quickly, some more slowly. I follow this rule
    and have yet to have a batch that doesn't carb.

  • Posted in thread: Cool Pale Ale Fermentation on 05-19-2010 at 01:11 PM
    I generally ferment in that range with us-05. I've had great results, although my fermentation
    takes a little longer. Very clean results. 1.039 to 1.016 seems a bit high. I just bottled an
    IIPA that w...

  • Posted in thread: Please help me figure out dry hopping for my IIPA on 05-19-2010 at 01:07 PM
    As IPA's don't require any real aging, I personally wouldn't even secondary. I'd just dryhop in
    primary for 7-10 days and then bottle. If you dry hop and then secondary, you'll lose some of
    that great...

  • Posted in thread: Please help me figure out dry hopping for my IIPA on 05-18-2010 at 05:58 PM
    I would dry hop with an ounce each of Cascade and Amarillo for about 7-10 days.

  • Posted in thread: How's it goin'? on 05-10-2010 at 01:34 AM
    +1 to good beer in the summer. You'll start planning your brews around the season when they'll
    be ready. Nothing much is better is than sitting on the back patio with the barbecue going,
    drinking a de...

  • Posted in thread: area for dumb questions on first batch on 05-10-2010 at 01:30 AM
    Since it's your first batch, you will probably be wanting to check on things every five
    minutes. One thing I've learned from my short brewing career is that things turn out better the
    less we mess wit...

  • Posted in thread: Stone Ruination Clone on 05-06-2010 at 01:45 AM
    I'm doing the basic recipe, but have substituted all amarillo. Hydro sample tasted fabulous.
    Looking forward to dry hopping this in a few days. However, it is now its own DIPA, not a clone
    in any way....

  • Posted in thread: Stone Ruination Clone on 04-27-2010 at 12:45 PM
    I usually add my DME a little at a time, while whisking it in. This saves me the trouble of
    melting the 'hard candy' from dumping it all at once.The caramelized flavor you describe,
    unless you truly c...

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