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Posted in thread: Hop bag scorched? on 08-24-2015 at 04:22 PM
I had that happen once. I put my IC in for the last ten minutes to sanitize and it pinched the
hop bag to the bottom. I had to pitch that batch because it was unbearable to even smell. I had
to take a...
Posted in thread: Using Whole Hops for the first time - Question on 08-10-2015 at 04:46 PM
Yes, 1oz of whole hops is the same as 1oz of pellets so you can interchange them in the recipe.
Posted in thread: Using Whole Hops for the first time - Question on 08-10-2015 at 04:45 PM
Many people use pellets for their bittering hops so that they know the IBUs they'll generate. I
grow a few varieties at home and have used them for bittering before in IPAs and simply know
that I won'...
Posted in thread: Using Whole Hops for the first time - Question on 08-10-2015 at 04:25 PM
You use whole hops the same as you would pellets. If it's a commercial farm he should be able
to tell you the AA% to base the recipe on so you get the total IBU and flavor and aroma punch
Posted in thread: My answer to a hot summer day on 08-06-2015 at 04:33 PM
I just had a Beerfest flashback :-D Granted, it looks like Bud Light... Need a little C90 in
Posted in thread: A brewer with an alcohol problem on 08-03-2015 at 05:19 PM
Hi nvs-brew. You deserve a lot of credit for stating the uncomfortable truth. And hopefully the
comradery that this forum shares in enjoying beer will also share in supporting your desire to
Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout suggestions on 07-31-2015 at 08:21 PM
What's the 90 or 120 minute boil for? I plan to make a RIS soon and have looked at a couple of
promising recipes on here.I use a long boil simply because on such a big beer my efficiency is
crap so I ...
Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout suggestions on 07-31-2015 at 08:08 PM
That doesn't look too bad as a starting point. I'd likely up the hops if you're going to age it
extensively. My RIS ("Firesale Stout") is brewed when I harvest hops so I use up everything
left from la...
Posted in thread: Question regarding Growlers on 07-31-2015 at 07:52 PM
At least in Ohio you're not allowed to give away alcohol. (But that doesn't stop the beer reps
from having the Bud or Miller girls walk around handing out beer.)Granted, if they give you
money for fre...
Posted in thread: "champagne" or sparkling wine on tap on 07-31-2015 at 07:46 PM
I'm surprised, I wouldn't think it takes that high of a pressure to carbonate wine. But your
options are really limited to a ridiculously long hose or a much smaller hose and spending even
more money ...