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Posted in thread: How do you bottle your 1-gallon batches? on 01-19-2015 at 12:28 AM
To avoid losing several ounces in the bottom of the bucket when I make my 1 gallon experimental
batches, I drilled a 7/16" hole as low as possible in a 1 gallon bucket. I then yanked a piece
of 1/2" v...
Posted in thread: Using Vanilla Extract on 01-19-2015 at 12:05 AM
Over the years I have added vanilla extract at Flame-out, into the Secondary, and into the
Bottling Bucket. By far the best method in my opinion is to add to the Bottling Bucket. This
yields the best ...
Posted in thread: What single change most improved your beer? on 11-18-2014 at 10:55 PM
hands down the best thing that I ever did was build a fermentation fridge!
Posted in thread: DIY Bucket Filters on 10-30-2014 at 04:21 AM
I have been using The 600 Micron US Plastics bucket strainers for about a year. They are
convenient, they clean easily, and store easily. I like that it is only about 3 inches deep, so
when I fill the...
Posted in thread: German Pale Ale Style Category? on 10-21-2014 at 06:01 AM
Depending on the hop variety that you used. You might consider entering the "Specialty"
category as a Munster Alt. Google the BJCP Style Guidelines for Munster Alt and see how your
Posted in thread: AU Summer hops on 10-21-2014 at 05:43 AM
I paired Summer hops with Galaxy. The Summer hop is very mild and were somewhat obscured by the
Galaxy. I bittered with Galena, paired Galaxy and Summer as flavor and aroma additions. The
beer was ver...
Posted in thread: Unknown Single Hop IPA on 08-30-2014 at 06:34 AM
I've been down this road before. My advice is make a small 1 or 2 gallon batch. Don't waste
alot of cash on malt extract and yeast in hopes that it produces a decent beer. I would
experiment with seve...
Posted in thread: Cream Ale Extract Brew Questions on 08-30-2014 at 05:59 AM
When I am pressed for time I brew a similar recipe. It will never be as light colored as a
cream ale. The extract darkens too much, but it still tastes fine. I switch it up using
Willamette sometimes ...
Posted in thread: SMASH hop suggestions on 07-05-2014 at 04:30 AM
Vanguard hops come from Hallertau parentage. They are mild, slightly spicey, herbal, and a
little fruity. Almost like a mix of Noble hops.
Posted in thread: SMASH hop suggestions on 07-05-2014 at 04:20 AM
IMHO...an American 2 row would not have enough malt backbone to stand up to a big hop schedule.
You want a more balanced approach with equal malt and hop profile. I have had very good success