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Posted in thread: Easiest way to increase ABV in Brewer's Best Kit? on 01-27-2016 at 08:42 PM
4-5% is perfect for a mixed crowd. Stick with the kit and control your fermentation
temperatures.I suggest handing out strong mixed drinks if you goal is to just get people drunk
Posted in thread: Diacytel Rest - Is it necessary? on 01-27-2016 at 02:29 PM
Just let it ride, cold crash as usual and then keg. Once it has been kegged, then bring it into
the warm house for a week or so.I had a Mexican Lager that had noticeable diacetyl after
performing a D-...
Posted in thread: IPA with Simcoe/Amarillo - Suggestions? Add Centennial? on 01-22-2016 at 04:39 AM
Try doing 1/2 oz at flameout and 1/2 dry hop of crystal hops. One of my favorite hoppy red ales
(Marble Red) uses this sort of combo and it's delicious.
Posted in thread: Pliny keg issue on 01-22-2016 at 04:37 AM
My idea:Cold crash for 24 hrs (like 31F).Keep keg cold and work fast.Get larger diameter tubing
and siphon off hop trub.Close it up and enjoy!
Posted in thread: Not Enough Hops in Extract Kit? on 01-19-2016 at 10:17 PM
Also, make sure that the default alpha % values in Beersmith match your actual hops packages.
If you really want to nail a certain IBU, you can move the 10 minute addition back a few more
minutes to g...
Posted in thread: Fermentation vessel on 01-19-2016 at 09:07 PM
If you're going to cut/weld SS, I still think a keg would be a better options since you know
there wouldn't be any material mismatch (ie - wrong type of SS). Also, the added height might
Posted in thread: Fermentation vessel on 01-19-2016 at 07:10 PM
If you're only doing 5/10 gallon batches, I think a half barrel sankey keg would be a better
option. Tons of hardware available for doing that conversion...
Posted in thread: Northern brewer all grain kit deal- good for biab? on 01-13-2016 at 03:21 PM
I was wondering the same thing as the OP! I am ready to move to BIAB now that I have all the
equipment. I assume the instructions for these all grain kits would be the same for the BIAB
Posted in thread: Northern brewer all grain kit deal- good for biab? on 01-13-2016 at 02:46 PM
In terms of value, I recommed the milk stout, kiwi express IPA, and maybe a Czech pilsner (if
you can lager, otherwise another IPA like Dead Ringer).Don't blow the deal on the Cream Ale!
Posted in thread: Northern brewer all grain kit deal- good for biab? on 01-13-2016 at 01:46 PM
With shipping, it comes out to about $22.83/kit. Just looking at the recipes posted on their
site, I'm looking at a LHBS cost of about $20/batch given the fact that I buy base grain in
bulk (~$1/lb) a...