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Posted in thread: recipe critique - mostly mosaic IPA on 10-13-2015 at 12:35 PM
Looks good. I love Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin and Chinook - what great hops! I usually try to keep
the caramel/crystal malt in an IPA recipe to no more than 5% and usually less. For a 6 gallon
batch, you m...
Posted in thread: Beer Ingredient descriptions and use on 10-13-2015 at 12:09 PM
There is this thread, whcih has been made a sticky thread in the beginning brewing forum
Posted in thread: Blowoff tube did its job... Now what on 10-13-2015 at 10:32 AM
If it appears your blowoff tube will get clogged, then clear it out. If not, then don't.
Posted in thread: Lager Fermentation: Professional Fridge on 10-11-2015 at 12:34 PM
Yesterday, Hugh and I helped move our club's (CHAOS in Chicago) new lager fermentation unit - a
gigantic professional fridge! It's going to be so nice,increase our capacity to do lagers, and
just be r...
Posted in thread: Wee Heavy on 10-10-2015 at 11:54 AM
I have seen many recipes call for the first runnings to be boiled down to a syrup. Is part of
the plan as well as a longer boil?I've seen that too, but wasn't planning on it. Will ponder on
Posted in thread: Wee Heavy on 10-10-2015 at 11:49 AM
Looks good to me... I'd need a bigger mash tun though. About 22# is all I can squeeze.I'll be
splitting this between two 10 gallon mash tuns. It won't quite fit into one of them.
Posted in thread: Wee Heavy on 10-10-2015 at 11:47 AM
Boil size at 8.5 gallons and batch size of 5.5? Are you boiling longer then the 60 minutes
stated? You could get some nice caramelizing from a longer boil.This is where I've dialed it in
for the brewi...
Posted in thread: Mr Cat on 10-10-2015 at 11:03 AM
Welcome Mr. Cat, both to the hobby and to HBT!
Posted in thread: Wee Heavy on 10-09-2015 at 02:01 AM
I kind of think of Melanoidin and Aromatic malt as being very close in flavor and have often
swapped one for the other depending upon my inventory. I'd switch one out (Melanoidin) for a
mid range crys...