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Posted in thread: Why did i ever try Mosaic on 02-13-2015 at 12:47 AM
I wish my brewing supply store sold Mosaic by the pound! I make an IPA with columbus for
bittering and mosaic for flavor and aroma that is quite tasty, if I do say so.
Posted in thread: First Time Mashing in a Cooler Question on 02-13-2015 at 12:32 AM
I mash in a 10 gallon Rubbermaid cooler now. I brew different size batches of beer (3 to 6
gals) so there is no simple formula for temperature control. That said, I always pre-heat the
mash tun (coole...
Posted in thread: Imperial IPA recipe on 04-08-2014 at 01:26 AM
So you say that it smells delicious? I'd run with that. :-)Why don't you collect a gravity
sample in a week or so and see what it tastes like.That is lot of fermentables once that notty
kicks in, so y...
Posted in thread: Wow, I really eff'd this one up! on 03-25-2014 at 09:34 PM
I had a robust porter that I made from a friend's recipe. It had a LOTTA hops in it. My friend
doesn't use brewing software so when I punched it in, Brewmate predicted 120 IBU. I said to my
Posted in thread: BIAB convert about to brew first time...suggestions? on 03-18-2014 at 03:24 AM
Make a list of every bit of equipment/supplies you need to make this batch of beer and a list
of everything you are going to do. Then, on brew day, work through your lists. annotate the
lists as you g...
Posted in thread: Do people taste differently? on 03-13-2014 at 03:18 AM
I absolutely think that different people are endowed with different taste bud capabilities with
respect to what they like in beer. In other words, they taste different. Me, my wife, and
friends have d...
Posted in thread: 2 gallon batches on 03-11-2014 at 03:13 AM
In case no one else has said this yet, get some kind of brew calculating software. I use
Brewmate. The Tastybrew website has free calculators. Plus there are several commercial
products. Any 5 or 7 or...
Posted in thread: Am I the only 1 to find bacon beer unappealing? on 02-27-2014 at 03:32 AM
Ugh. Bacon flavored beer? No thanks. And chili pepper flavored beer. Tried that once. Bad idea.
However, I just had a pint of Kona Brewing Co's coconut flavored brown ale (at the brewery) and
Posted in thread: Pliny the Elder Clone fermentation gone awry on 02-09-2014 at 03:52 PM
I made another batch of beer yesterday. Used calculator to calc dough in temp for 8.9 lbs grain
and 1.5 qrts water/pound, yada yada. Let strike water sit in cooler until hit dough in temp.
Posted in thread: Apartment Woes: Pot Too Small? on 02-08-2014 at 01:34 AM
So is this a 5 gallon batch and a 60 minute boil? So roughly 7+ gallons to boil assuming 1
gallon loss boiling, ~1 gallon adsorbed to the grain, right. Yup, two pots. Mashing in the 5
gallon pot might...