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  • Posted in thread: Big Beer question on 03-01-2011 at 07:06 PM
    I'd go at least four weeks with these beers in primary only, then start testing them over a few
    days with a hydrometer to see if they have stopped fermenting. As for the one that you've dry
    hopped alr...

  • Posted in thread: Each bottle tastes different? on 03-01-2011 at 07:00 PM
    I'd guess some variation in the cleanliness of the bottles. I see you ran these through the
    dishwasher, but did you really clean the bottles? ie. Soak in a cleanser and scrub the insides
    with a bottle...

  • Posted in thread: Coleman Cooler Mash Tun on 02-27-2011 at 02:35 PM
    Check out this thread: this link: should be ok with a 10 pound grain bill, using 1.25 quarts
    per pound.You would hit the limit of the cooler at that ratio with 13 pounds of grain.So I'd
    use this for...

  • Posted in thread: Scared of Roasted Barley...... on 02-27-2011 at 02:07 PM
    I make stouts all the time (in fact, I made 5 this past fall) and my advice would be: "Don't be
    afraid of the dark! Roasted Barley is what makes a stout a stout. I typically have it as 8% of
    my malt b...

  • Posted in thread: Adding to Primary on 02-27-2011 at 02:50 AM
    In general, people add things to the secondary, instead of the primary. The first three days
    have pretty aggressive fermentation that tend to blow off the aromatics of anything you add.If
    you are goin...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing setup-Opinions? on 02-27-2011 at 02:43 AM
    Looking good. Now get brewing!

  • Posted in thread: Just finished bottling my first batch on 02-27-2011 at 02:41 AM
    You almost have to try it at every stage of the process. You learn a lot that way!

  • Posted in thread: Quick and dirty sparging questions on 02-27-2011 at 02:35 AM
    +1 on batch sparging. You mash with roughly 1.25 quarts of water for each pound of grain. If
    you have 12 pounds of grain, you would need (12 x 1.25) = 15 quarts or 3.75 gallons of mash
    water. Stir it ...

  • Posted in thread: Underhopped? on 02-27-2011 at 02:20 AM
    I think Brewer's Best messed up here.The Irish (Dry) Stout style is supposed to have between
    30-45 IBUs.They should have given you an ounce of hops with a higher alpha acid for your first
    (60 minute) ...

  • Posted in thread: Full boil question on 02-27-2011 at 02:02 AM
    Evaporation rate will definitely vary with the shape of the pot, the intensity of the boil, the
    airflow around pot, and the relative humidity that day.The only way to know what to expect is
    to try it ...