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  • Posted in thread: Decoction mash question on 07-24-2014 at 06:53 AM
    I'm planning my first decoction mash for a saison. I've read that the grist pulled from the
    mash should undergo a short (~ 10 min) saccharification step before boiling. It isn't clear to
    me why this s...

  • Posted in thread: Smoked wheat beer feedback on 04-19-2014 at 08:54 PM
    I'm recalling this from a year and a half ago now, but I do not think there was any peated malt
    in the beer I sampled. It was rauchmalt, and a modest amount. The malted wheat was at the
    forefront, fol...

  • Posted in thread: Smoked wheat beer feedback on 04-18-2014 at 05:05 AM
    No, I wasn't brave enough. From what I remember of the original beer, and having made a number
    of wits since then, I think I'd bump up the flaked wheat to 2lbs and drop the malted wheat to
    4lbs. I'd a...

  • Posted in thread: Flemish Kiss dregs in a saison on 10-21-2013 at 04:36 AM
    I made a saison, pitched 3724, and fermented for 3 weeks. The SG was a bit high (1.010), so I
    decided to add Brett B dregs from a Flemish Kiss (The Commons brewery). For the first week or
    so, nothing ...

  • Posted in thread: Washed ringwood behaving strangely on 09-30-2013 at 04:36 AM
    I have a mason jar of washed ringwood in the fridge. This is the first time I've washed it, and
    it seems to behave a bit strangely. While other strains I've used form a compact layer of yeast
    at the b...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian-style table beer recipe on 09-11-2013 at 04:25 AM
    An update on this:FG was 1.004 (3.7% ABV) after 2 weeks, bottled conditioned up to 2.3 volumes.
    The body on this beer is lacking a little bit, so I would push this to 2.8 volumes. It has a
    wonderful f...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast options for warmer summer-time brewing on 07-24-2013 at 10:47 PM
    Mangrove Jack's Workhorse yeast reportedly tolerates up to 90 F ferm temps. I've currently got
    a batch going with it that I am bottling on Thursday. The batch was at my basement ambient
    temps which ra...

  • Posted in thread: Zesty IPA w/ EXP 1210 on 07-11-2013 at 04:54 AM
    Bottled this a week ago, and the FG was lower than predicted (1.012). Opened the first bottle
    last night. Subbed out the 1oz of EXP 1210 dry hop for an ounce of apollo. It has fragrant
    grapefruit arom...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian-style table beer recipe on 06-19-2013 at 05:27 PM
    Finally got around to brewing this last night, but with a few small changes:Volume: 5
    gallonsOG: 1.032Est. FG: 1.008Est. IBU: 223 lbs pilsner1 lbs vienna1 lbs white wheat malt8 oz
    flaked wheat6 oz car...

  • Posted in thread: Zesty IPA w/ EXP 1210 on 06-19-2013 at 05:01 AM
    I ordered 4oz of EXP 1210 hops a few months ago, and have been waiting to use them. I decided
    to brew up a 2.75g IPA today with EXP 1210 and Comet. It smelled amazing going into the
    fermenter. Since I...