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Posted in thread: First cider - got questions... on 11-08-2016 at 01:23 AM
Its apple cider, its going to smell like rhino farts during fermentation.
Posted in thread: BYO Focal Banger Clone Question on 10-11-2016 at 06:46 PM
I wrote BYO and got this reply:Hi Ralelen,You are correct that this recipe only gets 40 IBUs
from the HopShot addition. The additional 40 ibus will come from that flameout addition that
Posted in thread: BYO Focal Banger Clone Question on 10-10-2016 at 12:48 AM
The new issue of BYO has a recipe for Focal Banger which I would like to do. It is a wonderful
beer and I am lucky enough to live close enough to the source to get it on a semi-regular
basis, but I di...
Posted in thread: Rebel IPA on 01-10-2016 at 11:58 PM
There are 4 from Samuel Adams: Rebel IPA (red/4.5%), Rouser double IPA (green/8.4%), Rebel
Rider (blue/session 4.5%) and Rebel Grapefruit (orange/6.3%).Rebel (red) is %6.5.
Posted in thread: Is there a trend against crystal malts? on 04-22-2015 at 02:50 AM
Dont go to the Beer advocate home brew forums. Their mantra is "hops good, crystal bad".
Posted in thread: formula for %of alcohol on 04-18-2015 at 06:57 PM
(og-fg)*1.31=%ABV. 1.038-1.016=0.022 * 1.31=0.02882 or %2.82ABV. The ABV is a bit low for the
style. Off the top of my head it should be %4-5. How long did it ferment out? What was the
temperature of ...
Posted in thread: How do you empty your mash tun? on 04-11-2015 at 07:36 PM
I walk it to the compost pile and dump it out.
Posted in thread: How often do you guys brew? on 04-11-2015 at 07:34 PM
Usually once every one or two weeks to get the pipeline going for the summer. I dont brew in
the summer because the basement gets to warm for fermentation. Once the 4th of July hits, my
fridge is pack...
Posted in thread: Another smelly Cider thread.... on 03-30-2015 at 06:49 PM
Y'all figure it's worth it to pull it off the lees or not?This is cheap high test cider, not
fine organic apples lovingly crushed by barefoot virgins. :)Previous batches were quite
drinkable right out...
Posted in thread: Another smelly Cider thread.... on 03-30-2015 at 04:46 PM
When apples ferment it gets pretty smelly, no matter what yeast you use. As Damonkey said, give
it time in primary and it will go away.