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Posted in thread: Belgian dubbel with USO 5? on 02-27-2015 at 08:53 PM
Also, I might cut that 0.5 oz of Chinook at 5 minutes if you want it to be more towards a
classic dubbel. Dubbels don't really need much late hopping and definitely not with American
Posted in thread: Belgian dubbel with USO 5? on 02-27-2015 at 08:47 PM
I would not try to ferment it at 75F. You're just going to ruin the beer. You'll get off
tasting esters and a ton of fusel alcohols. It's not going to taste like a Belgian, it will
just have a hot alc...
Posted in thread: whats the best available software? Beer Smith? on 02-18-2015 at 04:39 PM
You should look into Brewer's Friend. It's web based so you can access it on any computer and
smartphones. The paid version is like $10/year so it's very affordable. It has tons of
calculators and sup...
Posted in thread: Water Advice on 02-18-2015 at 04:30 PM
It looks like your sulfate and sodium levels are slightly elevated. I'm not sure about the
sodium, but I know that sulfate will accentuate dryness and hops. I've also heard that sulfate
does not do we...
Posted in thread: Proper scaling of recipes on 02-13-2015 at 03:25 PM
So I decided to take care of this by boiling full wort and putting 6 gallons into the fermenter
instead of 5 (or 5.2 as some recipes call for). Well, noob that I am, I didn't realize the
effect an ext...
Posted in thread: Anybody willing to critique my first all grain IPA recipe? on 02-13-2015 at 02:06 PM
Yeah that recipe looks great. The only change I would make is what others have said about
lowering the IBUs. Just cut your bittering addition enough to get it into the 50-70 IBU range,
depending on ho...
Posted in thread: Proper scaling of recipes on 02-13-2015 at 01:46 PM
As others have said: They have tons of calculators and they have a feature on the recipe
creator that will scale everything for you. If you're going from 5 to 6 gallons then you do
need to increase ...
Posted in thread: F**K up at HBS - IIPA Thoughts on 02-11-2015 at 06:00 PM
If it's all mixed together I'd buy more 2-row and add it, then save half for later. This is a
good idea. If you want to be precise about it you could do some math. You added 8.8 lbs and you
want 4 pou...
Posted in thread: F**K up at HBS - IIPA Thoughts on 02-11-2015 at 04:33 PM
I would increase your hops a bit to compensate and maybe lower your mash temp a little since it
will be such a big beer. But since it was just Vienna and Munich, you should be fine. I brewed
an all Vi...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping on 02-11-2015 at 04:11 PM
Hops have natural antibacterial properties and when you dry hop with them you are putting them
into a very unfavorable environment (alcohol, low pH, low oxygen) for bacteria growth anyway.
So you're r...