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Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 06-01-2011 at 12:25 PM
Posted in thread: Who wants a free Fermenatorô? on 05-31-2011 at 06:10 PM
Me! *Hand raised*
Posted in thread: Blending with 3724 (Belgian Saison) for attenuation on 05-11-2011 at 12:44 AM
I think I normally would do that, except I don't have a couple of months. I'm brewing this for
a competition so was hoping to get it wrapped up within a month or so — hence pitching
the extra ye...
Posted in thread: Blending with 3724 (Belgian Saison) for attenuation on 05-10-2011 at 07:00 PM
Unfortunately the LHBS was out of my favorite saison yeast French Saison (Wyeast 3711). They
did however have Belgian Saison (Wyeast 3724)— which I am always hesitant to use because
of the tales...
Posted in thread: wlp 037 cloves??? on 05-04-2011 at 12:23 PM
Check out this thread. We had a lot of the same issues with the clove taste. It usually ages
out quite well into a nutty malty flavor.
Posted in thread: Absolute Dumb Bonehead Mistake on 04-27-2011 at 10:43 PM
I'd try to do a fast fermentation test with some extra yeast and a sample drawn from the batch
to figure out how fermentable the beer is. At the very least if it's not that fermentable you
could use i...
Posted in thread: Converting Brown Malt on 04-25-2011 at 12:24 PM
The problem is that modern brown malt is nothing like the brown malt available to the ~1800
porter brewers. Brown malt ca. 1800 was a grade of base malt. Though it had been kilned to a
high color and ...
Posted in thread: Converting Brown Malt on 04-25-2011 at 11:52 AM
Don't exceed 20% brown malt in the grist. Most brewers of historical ales prefer a blend of
Amber, Brown and Pale malts. I like 20/20/60%.I was hoping to aim for the period just before
Posted in thread: Converting Brown Malt on 04-24-2011 at 05:39 PM
I've been contemplating an all Brown Malt porter aged with some funky bugs ala porter in the
early 1700's. However, I know that modern brown malt lacks any diastatic power. So, I was
wondering what's ...
Posted in thread: Quick Sour Belgian Golden? on 04-13-2011 at 01:17 AM
I'd also check out the Mad Fermentationist's attempt at this as well.