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Posted in thread: Serving temperature on 07-17-2014 at 08:18 PM
Temp wise, styles have recommended drinking temperatures. I usually like beer a little warmer
than fridge temp. Fridge temp is for horse piss beer which is nice once in a while during hot
Posted in thread: What is your favorite local beer (besides Homebrew) on 05-30-2014 at 03:55 PM
Madison has a thriving local scene. I really like Karben 4, because they are right by my office
(in the old Ale Asylum building). There is a new brewery in the area, whose name I can't
remember, that ...
Posted in thread: Aluminum vs. Stainless Steel on 05-20-2014 at 05:16 PM
$80-100 is a lot to spend on a pot. I bought this one a couple years back. Some people may tell
you 8 gallons is a little small but it works fine for me. I use Fermcap and never boil over.
Posted in thread: conditioning a strong ale in secondary? and other questions (pics) on 05-19-2014 at 01:56 PM
What was the yeast and did you add any simple sugars?
Posted in thread: What is your favorite local beer (besides Homebrew) on 05-15-2014 at 08:41 PM
Ale Asylum Bedlam
Posted in thread: Second Fermentation on 03-31-2014 at 01:19 PM
As a follow-up. I use a secondary fermentation about 95% of the time. I just consider it a part
of the fun of brewing. It also allows me the ability to add hops and adjuncts, if necessary.
Thanks for ...
Posted in thread: Citra IPA recipe feedback on 01-20-2014 at 02:57 PM
I get clear beer with just a primary. If you have gunk out of the primary you are probably not
racking carefully enough.Late extract addition may or may not effect you IBU's. It's debatable
Posted in thread: Belgian Saison Extract Recipe on 01-06-2014 at 03:14 PM
I think you moved it to the secondary too soon. You don't want to move a beer out of the
primary fermenter until it has reached it's final gravity. You didn't leave enough yeast to
finish the fermenta...
Posted in thread: Stainless Steel vs Aluminum pots on 12-30-2013 at 07:25 PM
I don't know if I would use a pot that was used for lobsters to make beer.
Posted in thread: sugar addition on 12-30-2013 at 07:20 PM
I add 0.5lb sugar for every 1lb DME after the original 6lb LME/5lb DME. No more than 1lb for
most styles. Should dry out to around 1.010. I would go up to 2lb for a Belgian style.