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Posted in thread: Cold Crash Imperial Stout? on 12-09-2013 at 11:54 PM
I let mine go from January to August. (More a function of laziness than planning) I actually
added about a half to a quarter packet of dry yeast to bottling bucket. I figured that with all
that time a...
Posted in thread: Decoction Frustrations on 12-09-2013 at 10:09 PM
I pull more than the Beersmith estimate, add some, stir, check temp, add more if needed until I
hit target. I use a quart ladle to skim grain.
Posted in thread: First time brew- Did I screw everything up? Or am i just overthinking it? on 12-08-2013 at 05:04 PM
It looks like you're fine. The minimum I ferment in primary is two weeks. I prefer to let it
sit in primary three weeks. I do not use a secondary without a reason. I only use a secondary
if I am aging...
Posted in thread: Any Veterans on this Forum? on 12-08-2013 at 04:57 AM
I don't count myself as a veteran. Others have done more than I. Iowa Army National Guard.
1987-2011. Deployed to Germany 1996. Started as MP. Ended as JAG.I got to know many who heard
shots fired in ...
Posted in thread: Happy Repeal Day! on 12-06-2013 at 12:38 AM
80 years since the repeal of prohibition today. I will toast it with Templton's Rye. Al Capone
called it "the good stuff."
Posted in thread: What's my alcohol content? on 12-05-2013 at 12:28 AM
White Labs offers a service where they will analyze your beer for alcohol content. You could
buy several hydrometers for the price.
Posted in thread: Serving beer at lager fermentation temperature? on 12-05-2013 at 12:13 AM
I have a Craigslist freezer that I put a collar on that I have been using part time as a
fermentation chamber and part time as a keg cooler. SHMBO would murder me if another kegerator
came in the door...
Posted in thread: What temp does everyone mash at? on 12-04-2013 at 11:26 PM
It really depends on the beer. For a first attempt at all grain, I would try to mash at 152.
That temperature gives me a good balance between body and fermentability. I fly sparge with
water at 168.
Posted in thread: Wisconsin homebrew fermentation in winter / Brewer's Best Belgian Golden Ale on 12-03-2013 at 04:29 AM
I am in Des Moines. My basement is 62 F right now. If doing an ale, I use heat wrap and a
temperature controller. I will also do a couple of lagers this time of year.I have only done
one Belgian. I us...
Posted in thread: How the mash affects fermentation? on 12-02-2013 at 04:10 AM
I would not worry about missing FG by a point or two. Yeast is a living thing. White Labs and
Wyeast post their expected attenuation for yeast as a range. I have done BYOs clone of that
beer. Wish I h...