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  • Posted in thread: Question about taking temp and starting gravity readings on 12-18-2014 at 12:50 PM
    Thermometer can go straight into the kettle. I'll often keep my electric thermometer probe in
    the kettle from the end of the boil so it's sanitized through the boiling wort.You can put the
    hydrometer ...

  • Posted in thread: Moving to MD! on 12-17-2014 at 04:25 PM
    Also, congrats on the job. APL is an excellent place to work. I'm an aerospace engineer working
    for the US Navy, so I'm familiar with the great work they're doing up in Baltimore.

  • Posted in thread: Moving to MD! on 12-17-2014 at 04:23 PM
    There is a nice Homebrew supply shop "the Flying Barrel" located in Frederick and near JHU/APL
    is another "Maryland Homebrew". +1 on these HB shops. I live in DC and find excuses to trek out
    into MD t...

  • Posted in thread: 100% LME Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Stout on 12-17-2014 at 04:18 PM
    As most have mentioned, there are waaaaaay to much specialty malts here even for an imperial
    stout. You;ve only got 40% base malts. I make sure I never go below 80%....I'm pretty sure this
    will be ext...

  • Posted in thread: 100% LME Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Stout on 12-17-2014 at 12:52 PM
    I already have the amber and light mixed together from a previous purchase (decided not to use
    in another brew) that needs to be used soon. Ok, that makes perfect sense. I was worried you
    were orderin...

  • Posted in thread: 100% LME Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Stout on 12-16-2014 at 06:46 PM
    I don't really see the purpose of the Amber Liquid Extract. It's going to get lost in the mix.
    I would just roll that 1/2 pound into the Golden LME. Also, you've got a pretty complicated
    hopping sched...

  • Posted in thread: Making my own clone, help with percentages on 12-16-2014 at 06:29 PM
    We need some more information about the beer you're trying to make. What category is this beer?
    Is it roasty in flavor? Malty? Chocolaty? As for your 5% assumption, the answer is no, don't do
    that. If...

  • Posted in thread: Question about getting the right kit on 12-15-2014 at 08:39 PM
    You mentioned you recently got a large stockpot, how big is it? If it's not 4-5 gallons, I
    would recommend going with mrgrimm's suggestion:Here is a great kit...pretty much identical to
    the one I got ...

  • Posted in thread: thoughts on my split batch on 12-15-2014 at 02:48 PM
    Sounds good. There's plenty of info on how to brew with fruit on the site. FWIW, when I've used
    raspberries (or other berries) I freeze them and add to secondary.Good luck!

  • Posted in thread: 2nd brew, Hefeweizen advice on 12-11-2014 at 09:13 PM
    I would mash at 150 for 60 min. But if you really wanted a great hefe, try a ferulic acid rest.
    It produces compounds that wheat yeasts turn into those signature clove/banana flavors110-115F
    for 15min...

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