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Posted in thread: High FG in my Dunkel, but tastes just right? on 05-07-2015 at 10:01 AM
If whatever caused the high gravity was fermentable, it would likely have already
fermented.This isn't completely true, especially if the yeast were in poor condition. Lager
yeast are lazy prima donna...
Posted in thread: High FG in my Dunkel, but tastes just right? on 05-06-2015 at 08:45 PM
What was the OG? Definitely seems high but if you like it who can complain? I don't want to
make assumptions about your skill level but if you are new to brewing/tasting/diagnosing, this
might be a ca...
Posted in thread: Belma in my first Wit on 05-01-2015 at 11:53 AM
A friend just brewed a beer with Ardennes yeast (think golden strong type flavors - pear,
ginger, low phenols) and a bunch of Belma. The hops gave it a lot of melon and especially
strawberry. Could de...
Posted in thread: 2 different stouts out of one 10 gallon batch on 05-01-2015 at 11:50 AM
What kind of chiller do you have? If it's counterflow, you could run off half into one carboy,
then stop the flow, add some hops for a nice hopstand, and then finish running off.
Posted in thread: Jamician blue mountain Amber on 05-01-2015 at 11:48 AM
Something along the lines of Lagunitas Censored would be a good malty base for a coffee beer.
Tone down the hops slightly.
Posted in thread: Low attenuation from harvested yeast. on 04-30-2015 at 03:17 PM
Man this is a head scratcher. Repitched yeast usually kicks ass. The pitch rate sounds like
plenty, the time between batches is fine, the grain bill seems fine. I can only guess that the
Posted in thread: expired wy2112 on 04-30-2015 at 03:10 PM
Definitely make another starter (or two?). Get some nutrients in there. Even still, lager yeast
are pretty finicky, though I have nearly no experience with the Cal lager strain.
Posted in thread: Help choosing a pump. on 04-29-2015 at 04:29 PM
There's not many essential reasons to have a mill - pretty much the only one I can think of is
if you don't have a LHBS. Sure, it's nice to buy grain in bulk (but then, it'd be hard to
imagine your LH...
Posted in thread: Help choosing a pump. on 04-29-2015 at 03:40 PM
I'm surprised to hear everybody is so pro mill over pump. If you have an LHBS, you can get your
grain milled. Sure, it requires a slight bit of extra planning but you're probably going to go
Posted in thread: A possible kettle find? on 04-29-2015 at 03:38 PM
Yeah, for the price there are better starter pots out there. I highly recommend MoreBeer's 8gal
heavy duty brew kettle. This is something that can be used for the life of your brewing career.
Even if ...