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  • Posted in thread: need bottling advice for "kolsch" with high alcohol on 07-08-2013 at 09:16 PM
    At 10% abv, you're pushing towards the upper alcohol limits of the strain. Packets of champagne
    yeast are cheap ($1.99 at my lhbs) and you can just hydrate and pitch the packet of yeast into
    your bott...

  • Posted in thread: need bottling advice for "kolsch" with high alcohol on 07-08-2013 at 09:06 PM
    I brewed my Kölsch yesterday with the same yeast but fermented at 65F since that's the minimum
    temperature for WLP029. Apparently I can go lower based on your results?sorry, i edited my
    post. i fermen...

  • Posted in thread: need bottling advice for "kolsch" with high alcohol on 07-08-2013 at 08:22 PM
    expert advice would be appreciated. i brewed my first all grain kolsch using wlp 029, fermented
    at 64F. but here's the woopsie part. i used some elderflower syrup at the end of the boil and i
    miscalcu...

  • Posted in thread: Is my mash braid too long? on 06-13-2013 at 09:23 PM
    You can buy something like this, a simple Stainless plug. You could also just get lead free
    brass. a HD or Lowes...insert it into the end of your braid and put a hose clamp around it.
    Whala you have ...

  • Posted in thread: Honey IIPA extract recipe: CRITIQUE PLEASE! on 06-03-2013 at 09:51 AM
    just opened one of these after storing it at room temp (74) for about 5 months. it was one of
    my first brews. initially it was a bit too sweet, but it has dried out over time and all hop
    aroma is gone...

  • Posted in thread: White Chocolate Ale on 02-28-2013 at 07:26 PM
    Thought I should chip in here since i make chocolate for a living.White chocolate does not work
    the same way dark chocolate dose in beer.Since there are is cocoa mass ( the dark part ) there
    is minima...

  • Posted in thread: bierre aux marrons? chestnut ale? on 02-28-2013 at 07:09 AM
    bourganel brewery in ardeche france makes a delicous chestnut ale. i'm trying to come up with a
    recipe that would be as good as this. all i know is: 5% ABV, uses chestnut puree and vanilla.
    this is no...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 02-28-2013 at 07:02 AM
    i 've been dying to create a chestnut beer, based on a beer i had in france, (beer bourganel,
    bierre aux marrons). i believe it was an amber brewed with chestnuts and vanilla. how would the
    addition o...

  • Posted in thread: Dogfish Head 60 Minute Clone (AG) & Extract on 02-28-2013 at 06:00 AM
    update..i subbed belgian biscuit for the thomas faucett amber. mashed at 148. og 1.056, used
    2nd generation of wlp001. just dry hopped after 3.5 weeks, gravity is 1.008. overall i'm
    totally pleased. i...

  • Posted in thread: White Chocolate Ale on 02-28-2013 at 05:43 AM
    thanks, key west. i will report back in summer about how the beer conditioned. right now its
    tucked away and this recipe is probably going to not evolve, as i've switched to all grain...

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