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Posted in thread: Schlafly Pumpkin Ale clone attempt... sorta on 08-21-2014 at 06:57 PM
Ya know, I'm thinking about the color and I think the chocolate malt should either be reduced
to .5% (cut the weight in half), or use pale chocolate instead. 1% will probably make it too
Posted in thread: Schlafly Pumpkin Ale clone attempt... sorta on 08-21-2014 at 06:55 PM
Alrighty, while this beer is still very fresh in my mind since I brew some approximation of it
every year, I had to reread all of my notes. I also went to the Schlafly website and got all
the info the...
Posted in thread: Jamil's Scottish Strong Ale on 07-08-2014 at 05:02 PM
No problem on asking questions.Do one of the equations above to determine a general amount of
sparge water you'll need. Prepare this much plus a few quarts extra. Recirculate and get your
Posted in thread: Jamil's Scottish Strong Ale on 07-08-2014 at 04:35 PM
Yeah, I agree it doesn't matter. I use 1.5 on most beers just because it works for my system.
It's a nice medium between a thick and thin mash - I probably have a bit more liquid than is
Posted in thread: Harvesting from a sourmashed beer? on 07-08-2014 at 02:06 PM
I brewed a lightly sourmashed brown ale recently and it's about ready to keg. I'm wondering if
it would be a bad idea to harvest the yeast from this batch. I took 30% of the mash and soured
it for 24 ...
Posted in thread: Concerns about over pitching on 07-08-2014 at 01:35 PM
If given the choice, I'd rather overpitch by a little bit rather than risk underpitching. 50%
extra might be a little high, but I wouldn't worry about 10-25% more.
Posted in thread: 5gal brew, 6gal carboy, no blowoff? on 07-08-2014 at 01:28 PM
Krausen is partly dependent on yeast strain as well as temperature. I put 5.5gal in my 6gal
better bottles, and I usually ferment with 1968 London ESB. I always pitch at 60-62 and ferment
Posted in thread: Jamil's Scottish Strong Ale on 07-08-2014 at 01:14 PM
Total water needed = (Preboil volume) - (pounds of grain)(1.5qts strike water) + (pounds of
grain)(.52qts absorption) - (sparge water) + (deadspace)So you should know all these numbers
except for spar...
Posted in thread: alternative dry hopping on 07-03-2014 at 05:18 PM
can you describe what doing a long whirl pool means please ?At 0minutes you turn off the flame,
throw in a some hops (along with kettle finings), and let it sit hot for 30 minutes before
Posted in thread: alternative dry hopping on 07-03-2014 at 03:27 PM
The problem with this logic is that pro brewers have a bottom line. For the most part,
homebrewers do not. A very small, almost unnoticeable difference would not be worth it to a
pro, but for me this ...