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  • Posted in thread: Imperial IPA Recipe critique? on 02-04-2016 at 04:06 PM
    For great hop flavor and aroma in IPA/IIPA, a good rule of thumb is 1 oz. of hops/gallon in a
    hopstand after flameout, and another 1 oz./gallon in dry hops. Adjust up or down to suit your
    own tastes, ...

  • Posted in thread: Reflections On My 2nd All Grain Brew on 02-04-2016 at 01:09 PM
    Overheating sparge water is a key, it is much easier to reduce the overall mash temp a couple
    of degrees than to raise it. I heat the strike water 15-18 degress over target, add to the
    cooler, let the...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about building an IPA grain bill on 02-01-2016 at 09:30 PM
    My favorite IPA grain bill looks like this:82% 2-row10% Vienna3.0% Carapils3.0% Honey Malt2.0%
    C20I mash low, at 148-150, and usually get 80%+ attenuation with US-05. With a SG in the
    1.060-1.065 rang...

  • Posted in thread: Batches/Time Period Until I'm Not A Beginner? on 01-19-2016 at 06:43 PM
    I am about 80 batches in, starting with extract kits on the stovetop and bottles, to my current
    10 gal. AG system with kegs. I am still no expert, but I can make delicious beer that me, my
    family, and...

  • Posted in thread: Large Starters on 01-13-2016 at 02:05 PM
    I struggled for awhile with the same issue, trying to find a large container that was cheap and
    easy to use. I ended up getting a 5L Erlenmyer flask off Amazon for a little more than $50, and
    it has b...

  • Posted in thread: experimenting with Brett in a Saison on 11-23-2015 at 11:11 PM
    So after 3 months in the bottle, my experiment has yielded what I would call light Brett
    character in this Saison. It will actually be a good beer to introduce the uninitiated to Brett
    beers. The beer...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 11-23-2015 at 10:56 PM
    10 gal. APA +10 gal. IPA +10 gal. Saison +10 gal. Imperial Stout25,078.5 + 40 = 25,118.5

  • Posted in thread: IPA Hop Blend - Looking for complimentary hops on 10-21-2015 at 06:46 PM
    Simcoe and Amarillo both complement Citra well in my experience. Not sure you'll get much
    contribution from Tetttenang with all of the high alpha American hops though.

  • Posted in thread: Is the Saison craze out of hand? on 10-21-2015 at 02:16 AM
    Why would anyone complain about the nearly unlimited amount of new and great beer hitting the
    market across the country these days? Think back to 25 years ago, when Guiness was your only
    option for so...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 10-12-2015 at 08:31 PM
    10 gal. Saison10 gal. Oberon Clone10 gal. Citra/Simcoe APA10 gal. Citra/Simcoe IPATotal =