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  • Posted in thread: What BJCP category for Oaked Wheat IPA? on 09-02-2016 at 11:25 AM
    The barrel is charred oak and there's never been any hard-liquor in it. Sounds like I have a
    "Wood Aged" beer. Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: What BJCP category for Oaked Wheat IPA? on 09-02-2016 at 02:49 AM
    Pretty straight forward question. I made a 6.8% wheat beer, aged it in a 2.6 gal. oak barrel
    for 2 months, and against all odds...the hops survived the oak! Didn't think it would have any
    hop characte...

  • Posted in thread: Is 60 degrees too low for wlp 004 Irish Yeast? on 08-24-2016 at 10:22 PM
    I have a porter in the primary and after 4 days (4 EXTREMELY active fermentation days) I was
    considering slowly bumping up the temp from 60 to 70. I was very impressed with how the yeast
    handled 60 de...

  • Posted in thread: Porter too sweet with brown malt? on 08-18-2016 at 09:56 PM
    Dry is what I'm going for. I used an Irish yeast on my 1st attempt at a porter (can't remember
    the yeast brand), and it while it was enjoyable, it did leave a little more
    sweetness/esteriness on the p...

  • Posted in thread: Porter too sweet with brown malt? on 08-18-2016 at 11:21 AM
    WLP007 was the yeast I was planning on using. I'm glad to hear your success!

  • Posted in thread: Porter too sweet with brown malt? on 08-16-2016 at 12:02 AM
    Thanks. The recipe looks nice. How'd the S-04 work out for you? I tried it in an Irish Red
    years back, and was underwhelmed. I've been considering giving it another go.

  • Posted in thread: Porter too sweet with brown malt? on 08-15-2016 at 11:08 PM
    I'm using Brown Malt for the first time and have recently read that some brown malt act a lot
    like crystal malt, but again, I have no experience with it. I recently posted a different
    question regardi...

  • Posted in thread: Can Brown Malt Convert Itself? on 08-14-2016 at 09:01 PM
    I'm building a partial mash porter recipe, and I'm not sure if modern day Brown Malt has enough
    diastic power to convert itself.As always, thank you.

  • Posted in thread: SMASH w/ home-toasted grains - suggestions? on 08-05-2016 at 09:57 PM
    For the coming Fall months (and they can't get here soon enough!) I wanted to make a SMASH
    (SingleMaltAndSingleHop) brew using oven toasted Maris Otter and Challenger hops. I would love
    (or more appro...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing with oaked water - Frankenstein experiment on 06-25-2016 at 02:11 PM
    Here's my latest Frankenstein idea. I have a water/lemon juice solution in my 2.6 gallon oak
    barrel to keep it preserved, and after trying the water, I thought it tasted pretty [email protected] good.
    What would y...

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