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Posted in thread: Using Different Crystal Lovibonds in 1 Beer on 12-26-2012 at 10:41 PM
I suppose that makes sense. Thanks.
Posted in thread: Making Your Own Extras on 12-26-2012 at 02:17 AM
I understand that I need some alcohol and I'm not hugely worried about it but I am trying to
find the way that "real" extracts are made. I have read about tinctures but I could not find
Posted in thread: Using Different Crystal Lovibonds in 1 Beer on 12-26-2012 at 02:11 AM
When I look through recipes often times there will be a half a pound or so of crystal 25L and
maybe another half pound of 40L. What is the real benefit here. Couldn't I just use more of one
Posted in thread: Making Your Own Extras on 12-13-2012 at 02:49 AM
I'm more interested in the boiling off of the alcohol so that it is actually just the flavor
extract. Is that how its done because there must be some alternate method for getting natural
Posted in thread: Making Your Own Extras on 12-12-2012 at 08:54 AM
I tried to put hazelnuts in the boil for my porter and I'm getting none of that flavor. I want
to try and make my own extract but I have a few questions I couldn't find answers to anywhere.
I want to ...
Posted in thread: Batch Sparging w/ or w/o first runnings on 12-04-2012 at 09:20 PM
Beer Tools guessed that I would get 1.057 after this. I ended up with 1.036. This is no good. I
had 15lb of grist, added 4.5 gallons at 168 to get to 145, then at the 30 minute mark I added 4
Posted in thread: Batch Sparging w/ or w/o first runnings on 12-04-2012 at 07:25 PM
So I calculated all of my strike temps for my various rests but I have read some different
techniques on how to batch sparge. On byo.com I read that people like to take the first
runnings then add the...
Posted in thread: Pale Ale Zesty / Cinnamon on 11-03-2012 at 06:09 PM
I'm going to make a pale ale and in the secondary for half will add different things.Original
Gravity: 1.058 (1.045 - 1.060)Terminal Gravity: 1.014 (1.010 - 1.015)Color: 8.1 (5.0 -
Posted in thread: Brewing Dilemma on 11-03-2012 at 06:02 PM
I appreciate the responses. I have been letting some of the beer sit longer as you have
suggested. I do have a store in PA that I go to where I have been building various 6 packs and
that is helpful. ...
Posted in thread: Brewing Dilemma on 11-01-2012 at 02:33 AM
So, I've come to a brewing dilemma. I made my first extract beer and I can't decide what I
think of it. It may be ok, maybe a little bitter from the water I used, but it could also be
infested with ba...