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Posted in thread: trouble with my malty brews...help pls on 09-29-2015 at 03:00 PM
I know you said you BIAB, but what kind of mash temp are you using? Try mashing a little warmer
and maybe incorporate some flaked barley to give some additional body. My guess is a low mash
temp and t...
Posted in thread: Blonde to summer as "BLANK" is to winter beers... on 09-29-2015 at 02:01 PM
Do yourself a favor and make a KY Common. Can easily be done half oak. Super drinkable and
quick turnaround. Rye and some black malt to keep it interesting.
Posted in thread: Noob question about using different yeast on 09-25-2015 at 03:38 AM
Many yeasts will give similar results - in very high level and general terms, you can use a
wide variety of yeasts and get similar results. So for a brown ale, you could use S04, S05,
Posted in thread: Fusels on 09-25-2015 at 03:26 AM
Your blonde was probably a lighter, weaker beer. Simpler sugars and may have stayed cooler
during fermentation. You can also go with Plan B until weather cools off or you get some temp
control - use y...
Posted in thread: Safbrew WB-06 Hulking Out! on 09-25-2015 at 03:23 AM
I've used it a few times and it's usually pretty calm. I find it finishes very dry, will drop
very clear with time and has more belgian character than hefe. Never had any alcohol flavors or
needed a b...
Posted in thread: Is oxidation during mash a real concern? on 09-21-2015 at 02:29 PM
I don't believe in hot side aeration. At least not at the home brew level. I certainly don't
worry about it pre boil.
Posted in thread: Critiquing a bad brew for a newer brewer? on 09-18-2015 at 03:17 AM
I don't believe temp control is important you need a balance between knowing your temperature
and using the correct yeast ....There is truth here, with a giant HOWEVER... temp control is
probably the ...
Posted in thread: If I don't hit my OG on 09-18-2015 at 02:56 AM
If you used an extract kit and used all the ingredients and have the right amount of beer, you
probably just missed a measurement. What did you make, what's the recipe, how much were you
off...Also - ...
Posted in thread: Selfish Question on 09-11-2015 at 09:58 PM
If you have a style in mind, I start with looking at BJCP for that style. This will give you a
range for ABV, OG, FG, SRM, IBU etc. You can then go look at recipes within that style. If you
Posted in thread: website for fresh hot peppers for my beer on 09-11-2015 at 09:54 PM
I had a friend's jalapeno porter - he secondaried on 5 whole jalapenos and it was really warm,
but good. I certainly would not want it any hotter. I think boiling them you are going to get a
ton of he...