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Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 07-27-2013 at 01:54 PM
Hi Brandon O,227 replies to this post!You've inflamed the forum with that topic :rockin:I was
just wondering why do you steep with short time (30 minutes, as opposed to "usual" 1h) ?I'm not
sure you w...
Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 07-18-2013 at 02:26 AM
It will be different, but not bad with the dark malt. The dark malt will impart a bit roastier
flavor to the graff. I wouldn't worry about the torrified wheat. It's main purpose is to add
some head re...
Posted in thread: Partial Grain Ginger Ale on 05-16-2012 at 11:30 PM
I'm pretty sure the honey malt needs to be mashed to be converted because it doesn't have very
much diastatic power to convert itself, but I could be wrong. Also, I usually add honey to the
kettle at ...
Posted in thread: Rye IPA Recipe Critique on 04-06-2012 at 02:10 PM
For a similar amount of rye or wheat, I've used 1/2 lb of rice hulls... I'm batch sparging in a
Coleman cooler with a braided hose, and I haven't had a problem. How did I pick 1/2 pound? It
was a 1 po...
Posted in thread: Is it ok to top off a fermenter with water for All-grain brewing? on 04-06-2012 at 02:03 PM
Why can't you do a full boil? I do in mine. Really have to watch for a boil over at hot break
and watch how high your burner is cranked so you don't boil off too much. I start with about 6
Posted in thread: WLP029 = not good for IPAs on 10-30-2011 at 02:16 PM
yeah dude, it does accentuate hop flavors, it just doesn't bring the malt flavor up enough to
balance it out and make it taste good. that's what I think.Yo dude... so your grain bill for
your IPA didn...
Posted in thread: VA group bulk grain buy #3 on 10-19-2011 at 02:23 AM
Im in for 100 +lbs next time. And when is Charlottesville's next meetingNext meeting should be
2nd Tues of November: 11/8 @ timberwood grill
Posted in thread: Getting bored with 1056/001 any ideas? on 09-10-2011 at 01:02 AM
I've had good luck with German Ale yeast. It's very clean. I think the Chico strains do a
little better with higher temps and temp fluctuations, though. I would definitely recommend
temp control with ...
Posted in thread: So i'll be going all grain soon, let me get this straight on 08-11-2011 at 08:19 PM
The only reason not to go bigger would be that as dimensions get larger things can get harder
to fit places.My 5 gallon pot will get under the kitchen faucet. My 9 gallon I need to use the
sprayer to ...
Posted in thread: Ignorant Wine Drinkers on 08-01-2011 at 02:15 AM
I've been fortunate to not come across many wine snobs. But, I think that's due to the fact
that Virginia is in an interesting situation with both a burgeoning craft beer community and a