Last Activity:10-21-2014 5:13 PM
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Posted in thread: Ringwood ale bottle conditioning/attenuation question on 10-21-2014 at 10:47 PM
I think Fraz is right. It's done. If your concern is bottle bombs, you'll likely be ok.However,
if your concern is that the beer isn't as dry as you would like, you could add some US-05 or
Posted in thread: Raspberry Wheat - Fruit Advice on 10-21-2014 at 12:07 PM
Here's what I've done in the past, and it's been successful.I've put the frozen raspberries in
the food processor, and pulsed them to break up a little bit. I wasn't looking to puree them,
just break ...
Posted in thread: Quick question on an extract recipe on 10-20-2014 at 08:56 PM
Out of curiousity, I entered the recipe into another brewing calculator, and got 1.070. Still
not the 1.077-1.081 they advertise. However, they I played with the variables, and if you
assume 100% effi...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter - DME vs Sugar on 10-20-2014 at 03:31 PM
I agree. You want yeast to condition the yeast to digest Maltose, a more complex sugar than
table sugar (sucrose). While you're at the HBS, pick up a pound of DME. After you make your
starter, seal it...
Posted in thread: number of 12oz bottles per 5 gallon batch??? on 10-20-2014 at 03:18 PM
On my last brew day, I calibrated a lot of my gear. I found that my brewer's best brewing
bucket and it came out over a quart high... meaning it was ~5% off. Similar variation in your
gear could accou...
Posted in thread: How long to leave WLP 665 in primary? on 10-20-2014 at 01:00 PM
Hey JD, I just started a Flanders Red using WLP 665. Would love to hear what you end up doing,
and how it turns out. Let us know if you use the Champaign yeast, or find another option.Good
Posted in thread: Lime leaves in priming sugar on 10-16-2014 at 12:51 PM
I've never tried. However, usually when you boil leaves of a plant/tree, you get a tea flavor,
not the flavor of the fruit. I can't imagine that this would be any different.
Posted in thread: Double IPA recipe tips and advice on 10-15-2014 at 02:57 PM
I would move your 30 minute hops to late in the boil (either 0, 5, or 10 minutes from end of
boil). I feel like 30 minutes is a dead zone... it's not bittering (like your 60 minute hops)
and it's not ...
Posted in thread: i'm ready to start experimenting on 10-10-2014 at 05:26 PM
Like stageseven, I recommend DME over LME. I've done AG, Extract, and PM. I've moved almost
exclusively to dry extract. I haven't had the "twang" that my early liquid extract brews had. I
also like th...
Posted in thread: Rinsing after oxyclean on 10-10-2014 at 01:44 PM
I clean with Oxyclean, rinse well with cool water, and let it air dry.I would not rely on a
star san solution to rinse out a cleaning agent.