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  • An all grain wheat ale as well as a new all grain batch version of my pale ale.
  • Milk stout and a Marzen lager.
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  • Posted in thread: Punkin' Ale on 09-29-2015 at 01:54 AM
    Does anyone know if this beer mellows quite a bit? Its pretty harsh and almost sulphitey
    tasting a week out. Fermentation is done. I'm not sure if maybe my water additions were off, or
    if maybe having...

  • Posted in thread: Punkin' Ale on 09-18-2015 at 01:31 AM
    I'm going to be brewing this tomorrow, and I feel like I read somewhere that people were baking
    the pumpkin at 200F for 2 hours, but it might not have been on this recipe. What are people
    baking this ...

  • Posted in thread: Punkin' Ale on 08-26-2015 at 01:35 AM
    I've brewed this beer twice now and have forced carbed it both times to 2.6 vol.'s. You'll loss
    a bit in the bottling process so your final product should be at about 2.5 vol.'s in the
    bottle, which p...

  • Posted in thread: Punkin' Ale on 08-20-2015 at 12:47 AM
    I also normally get a lot of trub when I brew this one.Brewed a 5 gal. batch of Reno's receipt
    this past Sunday and hit the same mark as last year 1.065 O.G. Used the Wyeast 1056 to ferment
    it with an...

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  • Posted in thread: ruined my beer by kegging? or....what? on 04-13-2014 at 06:22 PM
    Update!So, I let the keg sit and kept sampling every couple days. Has improved but not 100%.
    Prior to all this I filled a couple grolsch bottles off the tap and stored them in the back of
    the fridge. ...

  • Posted in thread: Forced Carbonation Using a Carbonation Stone on 04-10-2014 at 03:03 PM
    Great post. I share your experience with different methods of carbonation. My last batch, an
    APA, ended up perfect, but I think it was more a matter of luck than anything else. I have yet
    to settle on...

  • Posted in thread: Ball-lock keg pricing on 04-10-2014 at 02:56 PM
    I bought 2 used ball lock kegs through E-Bay last year and paid about $80.00 for both including
    shipping. They were in good condition with the worst part being was getting the root beer smell
    out of o...

  • Posted in thread: Forced Carbonation Using a Carbonation Stone on 04-10-2014 at 02:46 PM
    Since I began to home brew I have always been a big fan of forced carbonation and since I brew
    a lot of lagers it helps cut down on the time frame between brew day and the time which you can
    open one ...

  • Posted in thread: how much should a co2 refill cost? on 04-10-2014 at 01:40 PM
    I had my 10 lb. CO2 tank refilled recently at a cost of $18.00 at a local fire extinguisher
    service company in Wheeling, IL.I had been using another company closer to home, but they
    typically charged ...

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