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  • Posted in thread: Substitute for Honey Malt on 04-04-2011 at 07:40 PM
    Never wound up trying an aromatic substitute for honey malt...I think that the aromatic would
    be more biscuit flavored vs. honey. But I've modified my Honey Wheat recipe and make it
    annually since it'...

  • Posted in thread: Quack Belgian Ale on 04-25-2007 at 04:53 PM
    Crush and steep in 1 gallon of 150F water for 20 minutes:5 oz US Munich malt (I didn't have
    German Munich available)5 oz Belgian Special B malt3 oz Belgian Aromatic maltStrain the grain
    water into you...

  • Posted in thread: Sweetening options on 01-31-2007 at 07:10 PM
    One way to "add" sweetness is to "subtract" bitterness. So you can lower the amount of hops to
    alter the balance between the bitter and sweet. You could try decreasing your bittering hops
    addition (al...

  • Posted in thread: Calculating your malt on 01-31-2007 at 07:05 PM
    Since most of the comments were geared towards all-grain brewing...For extracts, it's pretty
    easy to calculate and predict OG (and hence ABV). Since you don't mash your own grains, you
    don't have to w...

  • Posted in thread: 5 gallon batch only yields 3.5 gal/Problems? on 01-29-2007 at 06:17 PM
    1) Will my bottles explodes? Did I use too much priming sugar because the recipe was intended
    for 5 gallons of beer.In general, 1 - 1/4 cups DME or 3/4 cups corn sugar is the correct amount
    to prime 5...

  • Posted in thread: yeast cake like in primary on 01-29-2007 at 06:08 PM
    Check out Wyeast's page on yeast washing.Marc.

  • Posted in thread: Is secondary Yeast Settlement "useable" on 01-27-2007 at 04:46 PM
    How do you prefer to gather and store your yeast?Check out Wyeast's Guide to Yeast

  • Posted in thread: Siphoning Info on 01-27-2007 at 04:38 PM
    In the meantime...What I have done, is get a column of water in the siphon hose (either from
    your sanitizing solution if no rinse, or from water faucet) and then connect hose to racking
    cane while hol...

  • Posted in thread: Is secondary Yeast Settlement "useable" on 01-27-2007 at 04:26 PM
    For most homebrewers use, yeast from secondary works fine. As the yeast grows and multiplies,
    you can find mutation; but I've used yeast cakes from secondary with good results and no
    problems. I doubt...

  • Posted in thread: How long in the secondary? on 01-27-2007 at 04:15 PM
    Once fermentation has stopped or you are satisfied that your beer is finished you can bottle.
    The goal is to allow the brew to finish fermenting. Usually this can be ensured by taking
    serial SG measur...

Primary: patiently waiting Secondary: empty, DOPE! Bottled but green: it's all drinkable! On tap & enjoying: Honey Wheat; Cheese's Caramel Cream Ale Gone with a belch: Bock Talkit; Three Kings Better Bitter; Quake & Bake Oatmeal Stout; High Altitude Pale Ale On deck: Garbage Pale Ale; Honey Wheat