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  • Posted in thread: Adjusting wort on 09-12-2014 at 08:49 PM
    Beersmith is going to be your friend here. What you'll do is take a portion of the pre-made
    wort and add your newly mashed wort to it to get a different base. The problem is going to be
    that you won't...

  • Posted in thread: High ABV (17%+) Scotch Ale, Partial Mash Recipe, Seeking Feedback on 08-30-2014 at 12:42 PM
    There's a lot to be considered in a recipe this huge. I see this is your first post - have you
    done (hopefully several) all grain batches before? If not, start with something a little
    smaller to get y...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary fermentation on 08-17-2014 at 05:54 PM
    Some people find that using a secondary gives them clearer beer - think see through. However,
    IMO and experience, you can have perfectly clear beer with good brewing practice and no
    secondary. Plus, t...

  • Posted in thread: When is fermentation done? Issue on 08-16-2014 at 04:19 PM
    Airlock activity is not a definitive sign of fermentation. It can tell you when it is going on,
    but a leak, off-gassing, change in pressure, etc. can give you a false sense of what's
    happening. The on...

  • Posted in thread: Adding coffee to a stout on 08-14-2014 at 04:11 PM
    +1 to cold brewed coffee. It retains the flavor and you don't risk those boiled coffee notes.
    Also, buy good coffee and either grind it yourself or have it ground right before you use it.
    If you would...

  • Posted in thread: OG Too High & Really Sweet Wort on 08-11-2014 at 12:10 AM
    Is it for 5 gallons? If so, and you topped up to 5 gallons, I'm guessing that the wort/water
    was not completely mixed - which is why your OG came out high. I'd say that's especially likely
    since you w...

  • Posted in thread: How to adjust recipe to substitute some specials base malts on 08-09-2014 at 09:25 PM
    It seems like you have the aciduated malt figured out. At 5oz, if it were me, I'd probably just
    skip it. For the Carapils, you could substitute Crystal 20. It won't be exactly the same, but
    it should ...

  • Posted in thread: My first recipe on 08-03-2014 at 08:04 PM
    +1 to the above advice. Something a little smaller will help you dial in your system and let
    you know what you should expect with efficiency, boil off, tun dead space, etc. It took me 2-3
    brews to get...

  • Posted in thread: Boil on 08-03-2014 at 05:37 PM
    A towel is asking for a fire. Seriously, I wouldn't risk it.Have you tried straddling two
    burners? A friend of mine brews on a glass stove and we can do full boil (5 gallon/ ~6-7
    gallons of wort) on h...

  • Posted in thread: Ph water stabiliser on 08-02-2014 at 12:11 AM
    See if you can get a water report from your city water department. It may even be available on
    the city's website. If not, you could send a sample to Ward Labs - many people have done this
    to get an i...