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Posted in thread: In a bit of a bind - fixing a lower than expected gravity on 05-02-2013 at 04:51 AM
I brewed an ESB two days ago, and the gravity was significantly lower than I expected (1.052
vs. 1.060). Given the IBUs were on the high side of style (50), I was worried that the beer
would turn out ...
Posted in thread: Temperature control after primary fermentation on 04-26-2013 at 04:59 PM
As long as you're not too warm (high 70s+) and don't have wild temp swings you'll be fine. It's
common practice to bottle condition at room temp... This doesn't affect the flavor profile
Posted in thread: Temperature control after primary fermentation on 04-26-2013 at 03:25 AM
How important is it to keep an ale at a lower temperature (~65) once primary fermentation has
finished? For example, if primary fermentation finishes after 1 week, would it be harmful for
the beer sit...
Posted in thread: Smoked wheat beer feedback on 04-13-2013 at 04:36 PM
I had a smoked wheat beer this winter, and wanted to make something similar to drink on a warm
summer night. It was cloudy (big chill haze), a bit sweet, and had a smooth smokiness. Any
Posted in thread: Help! Is something wrong with my beer? on 03-29-2013 at 04:20 AM
Too little calcium in your water will slow or arrest flocculation. I had a lot of issues until
I pulled a water report and saw how little was in my water. I add some calcium chloride to all
Posted in thread: Roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash? on 03-17-2013 at 05:47 PM
I have made a few beers with toasted hulled pumpkin seeds, I buy them from my local Sprouts
store, I get the raw hulled pumpkin seeds and toast them up on my stove in a dry cast iron
skillet, cool the...
Posted in thread: Hop flavor fading fast on 02-21-2013 at 11:05 PM
I have recently begun using large whirlpool hop additions (5-6oz in 5.5 gallons, 45min steep
once the wort cools below 180) in order to achieve the intense hoppy flavour that commercially
Posted in thread: Hoppy Red Ale Critique on 01-19-2013 at 06:29 PM
I really like cara-munich, it's sort of a cross between C40 and C120 and lends a really nice
red color. I brewed a fresh hop red with C40 and Cara-munich and it turned out really nice --
best beer to ...
Posted in thread: Hoppy Red Ale Critique on 01-19-2013 at 06:18 PM
This is my first attempt at making a red ale, and I was hoping for some feedback from you fine
folks.Vol: 2.75 gallonsEstimated OG: 1.059Estimated IBU: 50Estimated Color: 14.5 SRMGrain:5lbs
Posted in thread: Issue with long-term bottle conditioning on 12-30-2012 at 05:54 PM
If you are soaking overnight in pbw, rinsing, then soaking in 1 step, it sounds like your issue
is somewhere else. How about your bottling bucket? Hoses, bottle caps, ect... Problem could
have been be...