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Posted in thread: Bottling today on 11-30-2013 at 03:08 PM
1 cup is probably way too much sugar - even for 6 gallons. Make sure you know the actual volume
of beer you're bottling first. Then, go to a site that helps calculate sugar; something like -
in the ...
Posted in thread: ruler for measuring wort on 11-26-2013 at 12:31 AM
When are you measuring? Pre-boil or post-boil? For my pre-boil measurements, I just use a
wooden dowel that I marked off gallon points on my brew kettle. Dip it into the wort during
sparge and I just ...
Posted in thread: Oh you stupid f@€%! on 11-11-2013 at 02:29 PM
Before I switched to all grain, I was doing a partial mash and using the oven to keep the mash
warm. I had the pot wrapped in an old towel and forgot to turn off the oven. A few minutes
after putting ...
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping a Blonde Ale with Nelson Sauvin? on 11-01-2013 at 03:03 PM
I say go for it. Learn what it does. I have a Nelson Sauvin Saison on right now that uses only
that hop for all additions (plus dry hop). It's awesome (of course, that's just my opinion. I
have no pro...
Posted in thread: Bad yeast? on 10-27-2013 at 01:52 PM
A 5 month old smack pack of Wyeast is probably underpitching an IPA by a lot. I almost always
make starters for liquid yeast.If you want to pitch more, go ahead. If you don't, I bet you see
Posted in thread: Long Competition Oops (Sorry, Judges) on 09-29-2013 at 05:39 PM
First, this is not my first competition. I should know better.I was at my LHBS yesterday
picking up a few things and the guy behind the counter reminded me that their homebrew
competition entries were...
Posted in thread: Wheat beer question on 09-15-2013 at 05:43 PM
That's a lot of crystal malt for 2.5 gal batch. Did you get the grains milled?If it were me,
I'd wait until I could get my hands on the ingredients for the beer I wanted to brew. However,
you could ma...
Posted in thread: Founders Imperial Stout Clone! on 09-14-2013 at 11:13 PM
I like Siciliano's for craft beer. I spend plenty there on my weekly purchases. O'Connor's just
does homebrew, so I try to get there for most of my supplies. If you hit up Founders, try to
get to the ...
Posted in thread: Founders Imperial Stout Clone! on 09-14-2013 at 09:40 PM
Hey PorterHoarder - I've not seen a good recipe posted for Founder's RIS, but I'd suggest
hitting up O'Connor's homebrew shop. Whenever I've wanted a local clone recipe, they've been
able to get close...
Posted in thread: beer color on 09-14-2013 at 05:19 PM
Extract or all grain? If extract, I'd suggest adding a portion of your extract toward the end
of the boil. When you boil LME/DME for an hour, it tends to darken some. Adding most of it
toward the end ...