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Last Activity:10-15-2009 2:23 PM
Posted in thread: APA Grain Bill Too Complex? on 08-21-2009 at 08:53 PM
I'd say go either Munich or Vienna, but not both. I usually do Vienna in my APA's and Munich in
my IPA's, it helps differentiate the profile between the two if you drank them side by
side.Aside from t...
Posted in thread: Too soon to rack to secondary? on 08-21-2009 at 07:41 PM
Let it go. I used to rack out of primary after 7 days or so. Then I started letting batches go
14-18 days in primary. The beer clears way faster and easier, and reaches its taste peak much
Posted in thread: First batch...meh... on 08-21-2009 at 07:18 PM
Give it more time, my first few extract beers were awful at the timeframe you're talking about
- watery, off-tasting, and uncarbonated. Once the carbonation hits the right level, the watery
Posted in thread: I'm gonna do this.... Now What? on 08-20-2009 at 01:48 AM
I brew in a condo in Southie using the following dirt-cheap but highly effective setup:-Mash
tun: I use 2 kettles, both 20 qts, on the stovetop for mashing. I split my grain bill in half
into two grai...
Posted in thread: White Labs-NO Fermentation?! on 08-19-2009 at 03:35 PM
The starter is your friend with liquid yeast, repeat after me, the starter is your friend. It's
not difficult and once you make one and see the difference, you will be hooked. I can taste a
Posted in thread: cheap ale on 08-18-2009 at 09:15 PM
I just sampled the first couple bottles of a pale ale I did 3 weeks ago (2 weeks primary, 1
week in bottles) and it's delicious already. The grain bill is simple so it doesn't need much
aging. The two...
Posted in thread: BIAB bag sparge on 08-18-2009 at 08:54 PM
I agree Conpewter, the bag is a great simplification for all-grain brewers regardless of the
terminology or how many vessels are used. If I can hit 78% consistently using the bag sparge in
Posted in thread: BIAB bag sparge on 08-18-2009 at 08:06 PM
I routinely get 78% efficiency with a 60 minute mash at 154, 10 minute sparge at 170, doughing
in with 1.25 quarts/lb of grain. I usually put 8 gallons through the process for a 10 lb grain
bill to yi...
Posted in thread: Yuengling on 07-31-2009 at 03:26 AM
I'd love to have to only drive an hour or 2 to get a rack of YB&T pint cans. Near as I can
tell, id have to drive 19 hours to find it.It's long been one of my favorite breweries. I have
a driver's jac...
Posted in thread: Is it even possible that the fermentation could have started and finished in 1 day? on 07-28-2009 at 01:40 AM
I brewed a pale ale at 1.051 on Friday night and pitched a large starter of washed yeast cake
from my last brew late-night at around 60 degrees F, and had airlock bubbles by bedtime at
1:30am. The tem...