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Posted in thread: Critique Rye Pale Ale Recipe on 01-23-2012 at 12:00 AM
Looks tasty to me! I made a rye pale several months ago (you can find the recipe on the left if
you want) with 2 lbs of rye. It turned out awesome. Good call on the Chinook dry hop, too.
Posted in thread: Tasting my stout from the secondary fermenter on 01-20-2012 at 09:42 PM
It is not sweet tasting thought I find it dry and kinda bitter from the roast malts.I think
that'll mellow out and allow some other flavors to come through. Don't worry about it - you
made beer and it...
Posted in thread: First All-Grain Brew Day - March Haters Ale on 01-20-2012 at 09:36 PM
Very cool. I hit an efficiency of 75% on my first AG batch (and then never hit that again until
I adjusted my sparging technique). Nice blog, BTW.
Posted in thread: Anything to know before using an immersion chiller? on 01-20-2012 at 09:30 PM
Good call! It also improves the clarity of your beer since it's cooling down faster.
Posted in thread: Can you freeze dry yeast? on 01-20-2012 at 09:23 PM
Yep, I've got some US-05 in the freezer right now.
Posted in thread: Anything to know before using an immersion chiller? on 01-20-2012 at 09:20 PM
Check the pressure on the hose(s) leading into the copper part as you up the water pressure.
Too much can pop the connection or split the line.+1. I never run my cold water into the
chiller at full bl...
Posted in thread: Length of fermentation on 01-20-2012 at 09:17 PM
Your question is kind of vague so I'll guess you mean how long should you let your brew ferment
before it's complete, the most honest answer - your beer isn't done fermenting until you have
some good ...
Posted in thread: Bottle conditioning temperature on 01-20-2012 at 09:15 PM
80 is ok. It just carbes a little faster,in my experience.This has been my experience too.
Posted in thread: Tasting my stout from the secondary fermenter on 01-20-2012 at 09:14 PM
Do not back sweeten it. If the FG is 1.019 then it's plenty sweet.Let it age. Sometimes roasted
and biscuit flavors come out the longer it sits. Think of it like a marinade or chili. The more
Posted in thread: My first crack at a recipe. Thoughts? on 01-20-2012 at 09:09 PM
Looks pretty good to me. I would mash much lower; however, I prefer a dry mouthfeel in my
APAs.I agree on the hop schedule though - move your Amarillo to one of the 10/5 minute
additions with Cascade ...