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Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 07-29-2014 at 12:49 PM
Added the dry hops to my Columbus/Chinook IPA. It should be ready for kegging this weekend.
Posted in thread: Mystery hops in wisconsin, any guesses? on 07-26-2014 at 06:56 PM
Call the UW Extension. Someone there might be able to help you out or at least point you in the
Posted in thread: Fermentation done after 3 days? on 07-26-2014 at 01:43 PM
Yup, sometimes the really active fermentation can go fast, especially when using a yeast like
Notty, or some of the really aggressive Belgian strains. The yeast still has work to do,
though. As noted ...
Posted in thread: Prohibition homebrewing notebook. on 07-25-2014 at 02:12 PM
The Ken Burns Prohibition documentary mentioned that the cans of malt extract or grape juice
concentrate would have "warnings" that said something like "Whatever you do, don't add 4
gallons of water t...
Posted in thread: Prohibition homebrewing notebook. on 07-25-2014 at 01:29 PM
That is really cool. Sub'd.
Posted in thread: Dunkelweizen recipe on 07-24-2014 at 05:37 PM
I have a very simple, but really wonderful hefeweizen in the keg and was just thinking about
how to "dunkel" it up for a fall recipe. This looks just about perfect. I like how you get
color just from ...
Posted in thread: racking strike water on 07-24-2014 at 03:13 PM
I just pick up the pot and (carefully) dump it out into the mash tun. Usually, the strike water
is 3-ish gallons for a session beer and 4 for something a little heavier. It's manageable, but
Posted in thread: Brewing a lager "clone" with ale yeast on 07-23-2014 at 03:40 PM
I've been doing that all summer with 1007 German ale yeast, and it's close enough for me. It's
a wonderfully clean and attenuative yeast that produces lager-like result. I'm about to do that
with a Mu...
Posted in thread: Citra dry hop in a Pils? on 07-23-2014 at 01:31 PM
Get a six-pack of a good craft pilsner (North Coast Scrimshaw?) and put a couple Citra pellets
in a bottle and recap. Taste it in a week. If you hate it, don't muck up 5.5 gallons of
something you wor...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 1272 American Ale II Yeast Question on 07-23-2014 at 01:28 PM
I use 1272 very often, and I have seen this phenomenon and have read other posts about others
seeing it. I can't explain it, but it appears to be common.