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  • Posted in thread: First Barrel-Aging. Advice appreciated. on 03-01-2016 at 06:40 PM
    Folks,Yesterday I filled an 8-gallon rye whiskey barrel with two batches of a Russian Imperial
    Stout I brewed up. The stouts were huge beers, with OGs of 1.095 and 1.122 respectively. They
    were aerate...

  • Posted in thread: My SG went UP! How? on 03-01-2016 at 06:13 PM
    Folks,This one confused me and I was hoping someone could shed some light on what happened. I'm
    brewing up an all-grain Scotch ale which started with an OG of 1.065. I aerated it for an hour,
    pitched ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing from dregs and hop question on 04-30-2015 at 02:15 AM
    Howdy Folks,After a few months off, I'm back to brewing again, having just done an all-grain
    Old Rasputin Clone, and a Citra and Cascade hopped Pale, both of which I have high hopes for.
    So here is my...

  • Posted in thread: Slow Carbonation Question on 11-17-2014 at 07:10 PM
    Folks,Thank you very much. I've turned up the heat in the brewery and will give the bottles a
    gentle shake.Labradork

  • Posted in thread: Slow Carbonation Question on 11-16-2014 at 12:45 AM
    Folks, I recently made a Quilters Irish Death clone and a strong Scotch Ale, both of which came
    out to close to 9% ABV. I primed them with the recommended amount of DME and tucked them away
    in a cabin...

  • Posted in thread: Quick question about bottle-carbing cider on 09-29-2014 at 05:22 AM
    Folks,Firstly, thank you all for your guidance. I very much appreciate it. As to the questions
    posed earlier: it is indeed Safale S-04 yeast I'm using, not the W-04 I mentioned earlier. My
    mistake. Th...

  • Posted in thread: Quick question about bottle-carbing cider on 09-28-2014 at 02:37 AM
    Folks,I'm to the point where I'm pretty comfortable making beers, but don't have nearly the
    experience or confidence with ciders. I'm hoping someone can help me out here since my previous
    attempts at ...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about methodology and efficiency on 08-28-2014 at 04:14 AM
    Thank you very much. I appreciate the info and advice. I'll look into getting my own mill, as
    well as making sure my thermometer is accurate. I'm not sure what I will do with this beer.
    Irish Death is...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about methodology and efficiency on 08-27-2014 at 08:49 PM
    Hello All,I am new to all-grain brewing, and seem to be having problems with my efficiency.
    Even though I am controlling my temperatures well during the mash (using a Rubbermaid, 10
    gallon water coole...

  • Posted in thread: Need an experienced brewers opinion, please on 08-10-2014 at 05:41 PM
    First off, I want to thank all the folks on this forum who have shared their experience and
    wisdom with me these last couple of years. I started to brew soon after SWMBO gave me Charlie
    Papazians book...