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Posted in thread: Discussion of New Hop Varieties on 09-23-2015 at 01:40 AM
My take on El Dorado:SMaSH with MO, mostly late hopped at a calculated 40 IBU, gave some
passion fruit, tropical notes, not very strong bittering and ended with mild citrus and a
slight sweet note.You...
Posted in thread: Getting bigger batches from smaller brew pots? on 09-06-2015 at 09:41 PM
You are correct in your inferring. Thanks very much for this, schokie. Was I correct in
inferring that you're brewing a more concentrated wort that will be diluted with the sparge
water? I'm still unc...
Posted in thread: Getting bigger batches from smaller brew pots? on 09-06-2015 at 06:17 PM
Gravity is a factor in most hop utilization formulas. The two are inversely related. So as
gravity increases, utilization decreases, requiring more hops for the same level of bitterness.
I will caveat...
Posted in thread: Getting bigger batches from smaller brew pots? on 09-06-2015 at 01:35 PM
Yes, you can....BUTYour efficiency will be lower, because you aren't lautering as much sugar
off the grain as you would with a full boil. Also, your extraction of alpha acids is lower
because you're b...
Posted in thread: Minimal gravity change after two weeks in primary. on 08-16-2015 at 01:54 PM
Perhaps you can restart the fermentation with what you have. Try sanitizing a spoon or mash
paddle and *gently* stir the beer to rouse the yeast back into suspension. Also, try bumping up
the temp a c...
Posted in thread: Going on a week straight! on 06-09-2015 at 01:54 PM
Usually I can secondary after about a week if the gravity is right. However I still have lots
of airlock activity happening, about every 8 seconds, for the all-grain Denny's Wry Smile Rye
IPA. I didn'...
Posted in thread: Alternatives to marbles and purging on 04-08-2015 at 08:58 PM
I've never heard of that technique, but I guess it could work. My advice is to avoid the whole
problem by skipping the secondary. It's not needed most of the time. What are you brewing?
Posted in thread: Stout recipe feedback - malt and hop advice on 04-08-2015 at 05:03 AM
Forgot to mention I will be steeping the grains at 150F for 30-35 minutes. Would steeping the
oats for that amount of time be enough to "mash" them, or would more time/temperature be
Posted in thread: Stout recipe feedback - malt and hop advice on 04-08-2015 at 04:59 AM
The rolled oats will create a starch haze, but it's questionable how much you'll notice that in
a dark beer. I tend to use plain or extra-light DME for my extract beers and get all the flavor
Posted in thread: problems brewing pilsner on 03-25-2015 at 10:54 PM
More yeast won't help, only more fermentables. However, if you followed the directions with the
kit regarding sugar additions, etc, I wouldn't worry about it. Take your OG reading and throw
it out the...