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Posted in thread: Morebeer Pliny The Elder Instructions Confusion on 12-31-2013 at 12:39 AM
So I ended up adding water to get back to 28q after adding the 60 min extract (I did all
extract at 60). Ended up right around 5g in my carboy (my measurement is not
precise).Everything looks/tastes g...
Posted in thread: Morebeer Pliny The Elder Instructions Confusion on 12-28-2013 at 09:36 PM
After almost 2 years off from brewing (babies, 2 moves...), and doing all-grain for the last
year before that, my dearest gave me this kit for my birthday, and I'm brewing it next week.Did
Posted in thread: Düsseldorf Altbier brewing on 10-08-2012 at 03:12 AM
Congrats on the 3rd place! I don't know why the judges would ding you for a lack of hop aroma.
I'm pretty sure this style doesn't generally have much, if any, aroma hop addition. What was
Posted in thread: Düsseldorf Altbier brewing on 10-07-2012 at 09:51 PM
I ended up getting a 32 with this beer, which was good enough for a 3rd place. Not too bad for
brewing a beer based only on reading.Among other things, I got marked down for not having any
Posted in thread: Bourbon Vanilla Porter (AG) on 09-26-2012 at 10:12 PM
I can't go through this whole thread, seriously... :) Should I use .5lb Chocolate or
1.25lb?TIA,JustinI used .5 in a partial mash, and it was great.Other people use 1.25... do what
sounds better to yo...
Posted in thread: Bourbon Vanilla Porter (AG) on 09-18-2012 at 03:09 AM
Yeah I know, but I took measurements twice and got the same results. The first time was right
after I shook the whole fermenter to aerate.I called my buddy and he told me to add some sugar.
So I disso...
Posted in thread: Bourbon Vanilla Porter (AG) on 09-17-2012 at 04:37 PM
5 gallonsIf your batch was 5 gallons your OG can't be that low with that recipe. You probably
just got a bad reading. Did you measure after you topped off? If so, you probably got an
Posted in thread: Lager Bottling with Smack Pack on 08-28-2012 at 01:08 AM
I have never needed to add bottling yeast for a lager, and that includes higher gravity ones
that were lagered for several months. I'm amazed that you fermented it out in 5-7 days! If you
don't warm i...
Posted in thread: Help with my first all grain on 08-27-2012 at 04:00 AM
Regarding the fact you had to top off: your beer will taste different if you top off due to how
hop utilization takes place. Its been a long time since I've done partial boils and read up on
it, but i...
Posted in thread: Help with my first all grain on 08-26-2012 at 11:26 PM
I'll answer one of the questions - the sparge water in that method is heated to 170 to act like
a mash out. Basically at that temp it stops the extraction of sugars. My understanding is that