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Posted in thread: Already done? on 03-23-2013 at 07:39 PM
Last week my son and I brewed 10 gallons of Wee Heavy and 10 gallons of BarleyWine. We used a
Wyeast 1728 into about a 1.8 ltr starter for each 5 gallon carboy of the Wee Heavy (target was
10.8% ABV) ...
Posted in thread: Let's talk about Foam Control drops (aka Fermcap) on 01-27-2013 at 04:24 PM
Started using Fermcap with this latest batch. Did 4 1600 ml starters, 2 each of Wyeast 1388 and
White Cry Havoc. One drop in each and foam stay at less than 2". Did 10 gallons of Kolsh and 10
Posted in thread: Yeast OK? on 12-07-2012 at 02:10 PM
I work out of town and my son made up the yeast starters for some bocks we were going to brew
last weekend. Unfortunately I had to stay over the weekend and I just told him to put the
starters in the ...
Posted in thread: Braggot Questions on 11-07-2012 at 10:06 PM
Using a Marzen with a normal ABV of 5.5% as a base, Beersmith shows (on a 10 gallon batch) for
20 lbs of sugar to be 54% of the fermentable sugar. ABV at 10 gallons shows 17.4%.Maybe insane
- all depe...
Posted in thread: Braggot Questions on 11-07-2012 at 06:14 PM
OK - I think my plan is to make a Marzen as the base and add 20 lbs of Honey to get it over 51%
of the sugar. Add the Honey to the carboys and add the beer. Pitch (Wyeast 1084) and start to
Posted in thread: Bad Brew Day -Please Critique my Recovery Plan on 11-06-2012 at 02:24 PM
(engineer, can't have anything go horribly wrong without a lessons learned document to file
away somewhere and never look at again).Also engineer - electrical by degree but IT Architect
Posted in thread: Braggot Questions on 11-06-2012 at 12:11 AM
OK - so if I were going to use an amber for the base beer (and I understand I can use any style
for the base) I would figure out how much honey I needed to get at least 51% of the sugar from
it. Brew ...
Posted in thread: Braggot Questions on 11-05-2012 at 09:45 PM
How do you get the honey into solution in the wort at what is essentially room temp once the
fermentation has started. As my mash tun is essentially limited when it comes to high gravity
brews, we mix...
Posted in thread: A question about CO2 purging on 11-05-2012 at 09:37 PM
Many thanks. Clears that up for me.
Posted in thread: Bad Brew Day -Please Critique my Recovery Plan on 11-05-2012 at 07:16 PM
I think getting the process down as second nature is a key ingredient. My son and i brew about
twice a month. We both know what we each do and when. I usually add the grain as he paddles it
in. I set ...
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