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Posted in thread: First beer, thin and bland. Where did I go wrong? on 05-16-2014 at 07:44 PM
OK, but you boiled ALL the extract in HALF the water and that probably meant that you did NOT
get the AA utilization that you were after. Next time, if you are boiling 2.5 gallons add HALF
Posted in thread: My Beginner Mistakes so Far in Brewing My Own Mild Brown Ale on 05-08-2014 at 03:29 PM
uhh.. thats nottingham, so it may pull it down below 1.020. Any chance you rehydrated like the
package shows? Aerated wort? For future reference, I also throw in 1 tsp/gal yeast energizer
(food grade ...
Posted in thread: honey brewed beer? Suggestions on 05-06-2014 at 07:36 PM
Take some water, say a quart, heat it to 155F, add 4 oz of honey malt, let it sit for 30
minutes. Add the 'tea' yuou get from that to your kit, replacing 1 qt of water with the tea.
That is called 'st...
Posted in thread: honey brewed beer? Suggestions on 05-06-2014 at 06:47 PM
Honey malt is also good for honey flavor. Just steep a bit to make some tea and use that too.
Honey however has a TON of biologically active stuff in it. It needs to be pasteurized without
Posted in thread: Sorachi Ace Ginger Saison critique wanted on 04-22-2014 at 07:03 PM
I like Lallemand Belle Saison yeast. It's a beast and really hard to mess up a Saison with it.
It likes high temps, so I normally just put the fermenter on top of the fermentation chamber as
Posted in thread: Diacetyl or tart ? (first brew) on 03-25-2014 at 07:40 PM
My rule is 3 weeks fermenter, 4 weeks bottled, then refrigerate and drink.Monty
Posted in thread: Diacetyl or tart ? (first brew) on 03-24-2014 at 03:58 PM
No. I am just saying that I don't do a secondary, leave my beer on my yeast for 3 weeks, then
bottle and give it 4 weeks to carb and condition before drinking. Just take the bottles out of
the frig, l...
Posted in thread: Diacetyl or tart ? (first brew) on 03-24-2014 at 03:30 PM
Butter is diacetyl. I usually carb and condition for twice that long (4 weeks), of course I
don't secondary, so my beer stays on my yeast to help clean up diacetyl. Put it back to
condition for a coup...
Posted in thread: BeerSmith 2 Sucks for Me! on 02-28-2014 at 05:54 PM
That's exactly what I'm talking about. I change the number in one recipe, and it will change
the number in other, then the OG will change. I can't say which values changed, because they
all change at ...
Posted in thread: BeerSmith and Mr. Beer on 02-28-2014 at 05:48 PM
Yes, you need qbrew with screwybrewer's additional database. I use BS 2.2 and have an
equipment profile set up for 2.25 gallon batches (2.11 bottled = 8 L) but that just allows me
to do AG/Extract o...