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  • Posted in thread: First batch on 06-19-2015 at 06:27 PM
    Agree with hanuswalrus. You probably do have a thin layer of yeast at the bottom--next one you
    open, after pouring the beer,put a little water in & shake it up & pour into a glass.

  • Posted in thread: Help with my first recipe attempt APA on 06-19-2015 at 03:54 PM
    You could try it with half the amount of crystal malt & see if that's better.

  • Posted in thread: Help with my first recipe attempt APA on 06-17-2015 at 03:57 PM
    To my taste, some of the Deschutes beers sometimes have a "fruit cocktail" note, but they use
    something similar to 1187, I think.I made a "banana beer" once, an IPA made with 1098, which
    got too warm....

  • Posted in thread: best cigarettes on 06-17-2015 at 03:47 PM
    "need them to live"--nah, you need air, food & water to live, and preferably some kind of
    exercise. Cigarettes are a slow, protracted form of suicide. And death by lung cancer is not
    pretty (nor is es...

  • Posted in thread: "Steam Beer" on 06-08-2015 at 03:03 PM
    I would say when you think ferment is done, taste it. If it's buttery, leave it on the yeast
    for ~2 days at warm temp (~70). If you're priming & bottling, it's not crucial--you can always
    store the bo...

  • Posted in thread: "Steam Beer" on 06-08-2015 at 02:37 PM
    Also, I think the wyeast guy (Logsdon??) recommends 2278(?) for warm-fermented lagers. Search

  • Posted in thread: "Steam Beer" on 06-08-2015 at 02:33 PM
    I used the bud lager yeast once for a Cal. Common, it turned out well but I think we did
    ferment it pretty cool (55, maybe?). My advice would be to be prepared to do a diacetyl rest.
    Sounds like it wi...

  • Posted in thread: Weird issue after conditioning on 06-02-2015 at 04:01 PM
    If it's flat, maybe you didn't get your priming solution mixed in well? or did you mean it just
    tastes flat?

  • Posted in thread: First batch on 05-28-2015 at 04:33 PM
    I think we all agree--2 to 3 weeks in primary should be no problem. Especially if you keep it
    on the cool side. The predicted FG is not always accurate, due to variances in fermentability.
    Best to tak...

  • Posted in thread: What's wrong with my gravity? on 05-21-2015 at 03:39 PM
    I used alpha-amylase once on a Dubbel, and it worked too well--kept fermenting in the bottles.
    Went from about 1.028 to 1.006. Tasted better before (even though it was a flat hydro sample).
    The issue ...

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