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  • Posted in thread: Old School American Cream Ale on 04-11-2014 at 12:35 AM
    First time I brewed this, I used a 60 minute mash, it worked fine. However, I've recently been
    using 90 minute mashes to increase efficiency. I can't crush my own grain so the longer mash
    helps me out...

  • Posted in thread: A few ?'s on priming and secondary on 03-13-2014 at 05:49 PM
    I like the Tastybrew calculator, it provides recommendations based on the style, but in the
    end, you can set your level of carbonation (measured in volumes of CO2) however you like. The
    calculator fac...

  • Posted in thread: Steeping 2.5 lbs of grain in 4.5 liters of water on 03-04-2014 at 02:41 PM
    Yep, looks like SoCo1884 is doing a mini-mash. Most people mash with 1.0-1.5 quarts per pound
    of grain. This is a little higher, but it's close.

  • Posted in thread: Any advice for this recipe ? on 02-27-2014 at 11:58 AM
    That's the stepped mash approach I briefly mentioned before, and it's definitely an acceptable
    way to go. People debate the true impact of a stepped mash, but it won't hurt anything to
    try... give it ...

  • Posted in thread: Should I increase grain amounts by 10% for first all grain batch on 02-26-2014 at 08:06 PM
    Here's yet another point of view...Why don't you brew per the recipe, and have 1-2 lbs of DME
    standing by in case your efficiency is far off. Calculate after your mash, and compensate with
    the DME as ...

  • Posted in thread: Any advice for this recipe ? on 02-26-2014 at 01:31 PM
    Thank you for the advices on the grain and on the yeast!I think that something is really not
    clear in my mind : difference between mashing and steeping... Can you make a recipe with
    extract that also ...

  • Posted in thread: Any advice for this recipe ? on 02-25-2014 at 02:11 PM
    Looks like no one has answered your follow up questions, so I'll give it a try. Bohemian
    Pilsner and acidulated malt are base malts. So either elimninate or do a mini-mash.Melanoiden
    is a pretty dark ...

  • Posted in thread: Old beer brewer, new to cider on 02-24-2014 at 01:01 PM
    KeyWest is right on target. As long as you're ok with a dry cider (and it can turn out REALLY
    dry) and you make sure fermentation is done before bottling, your method will work.He also
    makes a good po...

  • Posted in thread: OKT Fest Ale on 02-20-2014 at 05:15 PM
    Good luck, let me know how it comes out. One note, I would change the 30 minute malt additions
    to 10-15 minutes. No need to boil extract that long.

  • Posted in thread: Any advice for this recipe ? on 02-20-2014 at 01:16 PM
    What do you think of the two other grain type? Should I steep more of it? Do you have any idea
    of other specialty grains that would match?I think your grains look pretty good, typically, a
    pils is a ...

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