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  • Posted in thread: Mash efficiency survey on 04-16-2014 at 12:12 AM
    I get around 80% to 85%(if I do a 90 min. Mash) It sounds like you are doing a single sparge.
    Try splitting your sparge into a double sparge(equal parts). The double sparge has helped my
    efficiency. S...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Earthquake(Belgian IPA) on 04-13-2014 at 02:51 PM
    It looks like two pounds of sugar will add 12 points(according to iBrewmaster). So if you are
    given 1.050 wort the sugar will bring it up to 1.062. You could compensate by adding 1 pound
    DME to get yo...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Earthquake(Belgian IPA) on 04-10-2014 at 11:58 AM
    The IBU's are 65, but it doesn't have the tongue searing bitterness that other IPA's have.
    Since most of the hop additions are late, and I used FWH hopping you end up with a very fruity
    flavor without...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Earthquake(Belgian IPA) on 04-10-2014 at 01:32 AM
    Looking at trying this with a pre made pilsner wort from a local brewery for a brew day they
    are sponsoring. If the wort was 100% pilsner is there anything you might do extract or
    specialty grain wise...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Earthquake(Belgian IPA) on 04-09-2014 at 11:47 PM
    Not to toot my own horn, but this beer just keeps getting better and better! I bottled it on
    December 7th, so the hop character is starting to fade just a tad which is highlighting the
    fruity Belgian ...

  • Posted in thread: Gypsum on 04-05-2014 at 06:54 PM
    Read the Brewing Water Chemistry thread. It gives a baseline for what to add to your water if
    you are dealing with soft water. I've been using it for my last couple of batches and I've seen
    a differen...

  • Posted in thread: Overcarbonated beer--can I save it? on 04-02-2014 at 04:02 PM
    You can gently and carefully lift the cap without taking the cap off and bleed off some CO2.
    You might have to do this a a half dozen times over the course of a couple days to get them
    right, but it d...

  • Posted in thread: What do you do while mashing in?? on 04-02-2014 at 02:09 PM
    Play with my 18 month old son, Porter! :D

  • Posted in thread: Good introduction IPA? on 03-28-2014 at 04:58 PM
    How about starting with Pale Ales? This. I learned to appreciate IPA's by drinking pale ales.
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was my first "Hoppy Beer" that showed me that not all hoppy beers have
    to be super ...

  • Posted in thread: Whats your favorite beer of your favorite style? on 03-27-2014 at 08:13 PM
    My go to drinking beer is a pale ale. Favorites are Widmer's drifter pale ale, Tallgrass'
    8-bit, Sierra Nevada's pale ale, and Summit's EPA.My favorite style though is RIS. Stone,
    Surly, Fulton and Gr...