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Posted in thread: Beer bottle bottoms on 03-01-2014 at 09:51 PM
I've used this method before, it's best to do a yeast starter at about a quart of heavy wort
with about 3 bottles of beer (just the yeast layer). Some people advise against all sorts of
things, but yo...
Posted in thread: Using Leaf Hops for the first time on 02-27-2014 at 06:46 PM
I've been brewing whole flower hops for months now, and almost exclusively Cascade as well. I
just bought a house and am going to grow Cascade all around it, so I wanted to get a feel for
Posted in thread: Taste question??? on 02-27-2014 at 01:15 AM
The problem with many store recipes is they don't give enough time for the fermentation
process. Give it another 3 weeks in bottles AT LEAST before tasting again. I don't even like to
touch bottles fo...
Posted in thread: Pitching with active krausen on 02-06-2014 at 03:01 AM
it is an age old method, that's for sure. i think there are breweries today that top crop and
repitch yeast, certainly many german breweries do this.I knew that this was an older method
(I'm very intr...
Posted in thread: Pitching with active krausen on 02-06-2014 at 12:47 AM
I've had the same kind of fermentation and flavor as with the original batch of WLP001 I used.
I was kind of afraid of another yeast overtaking the original, but so far it's been the
dominant yeast, a...
Posted in thread: Pitching with active krausen on 02-05-2014 at 06:19 PM
For the past few months, I've been harvesting active krausen to pitch into my new beers. I do
nothing more than scrape at least half of the active krausen and dumping it onto a cooled wort,
Posted in thread: One year anniversary of all grain brewing. on 01-28-2014 at 07:15 PM
I've been thinking about brewing a blood orange saison. Do you get much bitterness from the
oranges added to the boil? Do you use some of the peel also?I just quarter the oranges and
throw them in the...
Posted in thread: Anyone have an easy recipe for a newbie? on 01-28-2014 at 06:46 PM
I have a super simple SMASH brew I created, it's great if you like pale ale.12# Marris Otter2oz
Cascade hopMash at 150F for 90 minutes with 5 gal of water. Sparge at 170.Hop schedule: 60 min
1 oz, 30 ...
Posted in thread: One year anniversary of all grain brewing. on 01-28-2014 at 06:20 PM
I tend to like the flavor of fruit added to the boil rather than at the end or in the
secondary. You get a little zing from the fruit without losing the flavor of the hops and malt.
Rather than having...
Posted in thread: One year anniversary of all grain brewing. on 01-28-2014 at 04:54 PM
I'm in the wonderful state of Utah where they don't like people drinking good beer. That's why