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  • I mostly brew one Belgian recipe that I tweak each time. Sort of a Golden Strong/tripel. I'm doing others when I get crazy.
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  • Posted in thread: mash tun issues on 08-03-2015 at 10:31 PM
    Grind finer, get a second 5g cooler, line your coolers with 5g paint strainer bags (kinda like
    a mini BIAB).Heat your strike and sparge water in a kettle, then pour into the coolers for
    mash. When you...

  • Posted in thread: 1st Robust porter recipe critique- suggestions :) on 08-03-2015 at 02:48 PM
    2nd the brown malt suggestion. Personally, I'd up the gravity and the IBUs. Doesn't seem very
    robust to me. I just did one with an 1.065 OG and IBU closer to 45.

  • Posted in thread: Good basic belgian recipe? on 08-01-2015 at 07:12 PM
    I've never boiled longer than 60 minutes on any of me darker Belgians. I'd say only a Tripel
    would need a 90 minutesDMS doesn't affect dark beers?

  • Posted in thread: Good basic belgian recipe? on 08-01-2015 at 03:19 PM
    Good choice. 3787 is similar and will be a little dryer and fruitier. 1214 or 3522 Ardeness are
    also nice for dubbels. White Labs 545 made a good one for me but there isn't a Wyeast

  • Posted in thread: Good basic belgian recipe? on 08-01-2015 at 02:51 PM
    Pilsner has a lower diastatic power for conversion, buts its fine as you don't have a lot of
    other grains to make up for. You should do a full rolling 90 minute boil though to drive off
    DMS, even with...

  • Posted in thread: Worst Songs for a Lap Dance on 08-01-2015 at 01:46 PM
    The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins by Leonard NimoyGah! You beat me to it. FYI - Wreck of the Edmund
    Fitzgerald might actually be strangely interesting.Seems like a good place for this one, not
    sure why. I'm...

  • Posted in thread: Good basic belgian recipe? on 08-01-2015 at 01:12 AM
    I'd keep it super simple and use all Belgian pale malt, ~1.070 and take it down to 1.010 or
    lower. Mash at 149ish. Use Tettnanger or Styrian and Saaz hops. WLP500, WLP510 or WLP550 and
    ramp the temps ...

  • Posted in thread: What's your desert island beer on 07-30-2015 at 11:28 PM

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 07-25-2015 at 09:06 PM
    Brewing 11g of my Witch Hunter Light (1.070, down from 1.104) porter right now. Just hitting
    boil. Using my new arborfab.com hop basket, so happy I could just pee. Two gallon jug starters
    of WLP007 wa...

  • Posted in thread: Grain Storage on 07-25-2015 at 02:58 PM
    I bought a dedicated metal garbage can. Complete peace of mind be ause no rodent is going to
    chew through that. Plus, the lid fits pretty tight. I doubt it's airtight, but it's close.

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