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  • Posted in thread: Dogfish Head 90 Minute Clone on 10-11-2013 at 01:15 PM
    No, when I made it i combined all the hops and divided them up in cups (fairly
    uniformally--simcoe, warrior, Amarillo) and just made an addition every 7.5 minutes or so
    across the 90 minute boil.

  • Posted in thread: Currently in the fermenter... on 10-10-2013 at 01:50 PM
    Was just using what I had on hand. Took a gravity reading yesterday and down to 1.007, for
    something of an ABV of 6% or so. Had a taste and it definitely had a sharp phenol like flavor
    with no afterta...

  • Posted in thread: Currently in the fermenter... on 10-09-2013 at 07:33 PM
    Haven't tried this yet, interested if anyone's tried something similar:10 # 2 row1 # carapils.5
    # crystal 80Cascade hops 1 oz. 60 min.East kent .5 oz. 15 minsEast kent .5 oz. 5 minsYeast:
    Nottingham d...

  • Posted in thread: Make an argument FOR racking to secondary on 09-25-2013 at 04:30 PM
    If I am doing a seasonable brew like my all grain pumpkin ale, then I do secondary. Otherwise I
    skip it. You can do all your dry hopping in primary, but if saving the yeast, and if you are
    going to dr...

  • Posted in thread: Disappointing Efficiency on 09-11-2013 at 03:44 AM
    Well, I guess I should have just went 12# on the grain. Hell, my HBSS the way they package
    always leaves me with .5 leftover. Lesson learned. Better high OG than low. And less leftovers.
    Won't do anot...

  • Posted in thread: Disappointing Efficiency on 09-11-2013 at 02:25 AM
    Yes, Your efficiency did not go down, your batch size went up! With 10# of grain your
    efficiency was about 73-75% either way.Ok, I used 11.5 lbs of grain. Did I do good, ending with
    6 gal of wort at 1...

  • Posted in thread: Disappointing Efficiency on 09-11-2013 at 02:21 AM
    I think you have a few things going on, first do you crush your own grain? It sounds like you
    do but just want to clarify. Second were you using your refractometer after pitching? If so it
    won't read ...

  • Posted in thread: Disappointing Efficiency on 09-11-2013 at 01:09 AM
    Ok this is a first for me. Water chemistry is fine, I think. Never had a problem. While brewing
    some of my seasonal pumpkin ale, I look into the refractometer, and guess what--1.045 OG! I was
    aiming f...

  • Posted in thread: New Yeast Company to Launch in Late October on 09-04-2013 at 08:02 PM
    Yes, best of luck and I'll be checking out your company!

  • Posted in thread: What temp is correct to sparge? on 09-03-2013 at 02:15 PM
    I don't think it was a contest. I think I speak for many when I say no one should feel
    'defeated' in this healthy discourse on a complicated topic. This is how we get better at our
    hobby is all. Over ...

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