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Posted in thread: Nelson Sauvin Imperial Pilsner on 05-31-2012 at 01:12 AM
Haven't been on here in a while but saw this question. I mashed at 150F for 75mins. I do BIAB
in a big pot so this was a pretty simple single infusion. Did a sparge of sorts, letting the
bag drain and...
Posted in thread: Do hefeweizen's typically smell sour when opening the fermenter? on 02-05-2011 at 09:24 PM
I bottled a dunkel with 3068 recently and it had a sour smell. Like the typical banana you get
from a hefe mixed with a sour bite. Just had a bottle and can safely say that it tastes (and
Posted in thread: Easy Stovetop All-Grain Brewing (with pics) on 02-03-2011 at 12:09 PM
So brew-in-a-bag results in more trub? I've never heard that. I've only done BIAB so I have no
frame of reference... I always figured that the grain and strainer bag was acting as a filter
just as muc...
Posted in thread: Smoked Dunkelweizen on 02-03-2011 at 12:02 PM
I too needed a huge blowoff tube for 3068. I had been warned fortunately so I was all set.
Bottled my batch last week after an extended primary (got busy and never had a chance to
bottle). Sample tast...
Posted in thread: Beer Carbonation in bottles not happening too well on 01-27-2011 at 03:25 AM
Using carb tabs rules out a problem with the amount of priming sugar or with the priming
solution not being properly mixed. If the bottles have spent 3+ weeks at room temp and aren't
carbed, then mayb...
Posted in thread: Berliner Weisse decoction (Partial Mash) on 01-17-2011 at 01:08 PM
I have mixed feelings. It turned out very drinkable. Very lively carbonation, a slight acidic
twang, and a good grainy/wheaty character. But it did not get as sour as I would have liked. I
Posted in thread: Nelson Sauvin Imperial Pilsner on 01-13-2011 at 12:11 PM
Personally, I would go easy on the dry hopping with NS in a saison. The nelson sauvin hops are
pretty pungent and it will probably take a bit of adjusting to balance the saison yeast with
the hops uni...
Posted in thread: Questions about BIAB and first AG brew! on 12-28-2010 at 01:52 PM
Great advice. There are a million ways to brew and in my (limited) experience, it's pretty hard
to mess up. Enjoy!
Posted in thread: Questions about BIAB and first AG brew! on 12-28-2010 at 01:43 PM
I find I get better results with a little lower grain to water ratio - about 5 gallons per 10
lbs (or 2 qt per lb). Then I batch sparge and add the second runnings til I hit my target
gravity (and hop...
Posted in thread: Smoked Dunkelweizen on 12-28-2010 at 02:40 AM
Haven't seen much posted on these types of recipes. I've heard of smoked hefeweizen, though
never tasted one. But its winter and dark beers seem more appropriate, so I just brewed a