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  • Posted in thread: Favorite "Two Hop" IPA combinations. on 03-04-2016 at 09:41 PM
    I believe it was a recipe from the Mad Fermentationalist (I think he called it Juicy IPA) that
    I used that had Simcoe & Galaxy paired in the whirlpool and dry hopping (in a stocking in the
    keg!), with...

  • Posted in thread: First Hard Cider, advice???? on 11-22-2015 at 01:12 PM
    Glad to see that people are letting their cider age. I am generally so impatient I drink it all
    before its prime! This is strengthening my resolve this year to let it sit... let it sit...I've
    got 2 si...

  • Posted in thread: High gravity bottles not naturally carbing - HELP! on 09-04-2015 at 10:43 AM
    I agree with Beernik... had the same issue you have a couple of years ago and found that just
    giving it more time did the trick. Like 6-8 weeks for something at 9-10%. Be patient... and
    brew something...

  • Posted in thread: How to use Willamette hops? on 09-04-2015 at 10:28 AM
    Thanks everyone! I think I'm going to try that hopped up amber of Yooper's that you linked.
    Can't wait! I'll let you know how it turns out.On a side note - SO MANY new hops out there
    now... hard to kn...

  • Posted in thread: How to use Willamette hops? on 09-03-2015 at 09:32 AM
    I got a hop rhizome from my daughter a couple of years ago, purported to be Willamette, and
    just harvested about a pound of fresh hop cones.My question is, what kind of beer should I brew
    with this? I...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-07-2015 at 05:43 PM
    Yes Please!!!

  • Posted in thread: been lurking a week, joined this morning on 03-16-2014 at 11:30 AM
    I joined a couple of years ago and this forum has been a wealth of great info for me as I've
    grown as a brewer. I hope you enjoy as much as I have!Happy brewing!

  • Posted in thread: Cranberry Wit question on 09-26-2013 at 12:43 AM
    I think I got this from the BYO website...Carissa Sweigart's Cranberry Wit5 gallons/19 L,
    all-grain; OG= 1.046 FG= 1.011; IBU= 22 ABV= 4.4
Ingredients:•4.5 lbs. (2 kg) of
    flaked wheat•5 ...

  • Posted in thread: India Pale Lager recipe? on 07-09-2013 at 12:40 PM
    10 days in primary at about 52F3 days diacetyl rest at about 68F30 days secondary (lager) at
    about 52F.I am fortunate that my basement in winter is perfect for lagering.The WLP830 was
    awesome at that ...

  • Posted in thread: India Pale Lager recipe? on 07-08-2013 at 12:23 PM
    White labs 830 German lager

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