Last Activity:11-16-2010 4:03 AM
Posted in thread: didn't carbonate on 07-19-2010 at 05:22 PM
I've had 2 batches not carbonate on me, one wasn't even that strong and was bottled after only
3 weeks. Either way, I popped open the bottles and used an eyedropper to add more fresh yeast
Posted in thread: Where to begin -imperial red/american strong on 06-07-2010 at 05:38 PM
I made a Founders Red's Rye clone and used 3% crystal 120L to give it a nice red color. It also
had some caramunich (6%), crystal 40L (5%), and Aromatic malt (2%) to add some color to it.
Posted in thread: Founders on 06-04-2010 at 09:19 PM
I brewed a Founders Red's Rye clone. Needless to say, it was probably my best received batch
yet. I can still smell the Amarillo hops. Sad thing is I only have six 22oz bottles left.
Posted in thread: Feedback on my imperial stout recipe on 06-04-2010 at 07:08 PM
Beersmith has it finishing at 1.030 with WLP002. The recipe is loosely based off of Jamil's
recipe and I believe he mentioned it finished at 1.032 or something from what I remember.
that's gonna be t...
Posted in thread: Brewing a saison with pale malt on 06-04-2010 at 06:53 PM
Boulevard's Saison Brett uses pale malt, and I think it tastes just fine. I would definitely
use a lighter Belgian or American pale malt, not a British style.
Posted in thread: Favorite IPA Recommendation Please on 06-04-2010 at 06:50 PM
I like my IPAs in the 7-7.5% ABV range. Mostly pale malt, about 5% light crystal, and ~5%
carapils/flaked barley to increase head retention. I like bittering with Simcoe and then
flavoring with Simcoe...
Posted in thread: Feedback on my imperial stout recipe on 06-04-2010 at 06:44 PM
I think it seems a little heavy on the roasted malt. I usually prefer more crystal to roasted
malts, so you have a nice, thick body like a milkshake. You have an OG of 1.095 and it's only
Posted in thread: Bock style without lagering? on 06-03-2010 at 03:13 PM
What is it about the ale yeast activity at the lower temperatures that imitates the taste of a
bottom fermenting lager yeast? Should I be looking for the yeast to contribute little to no
Posted in thread: IIPA hop combination suggestions on 06-03-2010 at 03:11 AM
I've used Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial for my first AIPA, and Simcoe, Amarillo, and Cascade
for my second.
Posted in thread: Belgian strong ale on 06-02-2010 at 06:38 PM
~5% flaked barley will aid in head retention and at worst will only add a slighty grainy flavor
to the beer.