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Posted in thread: Cardamom-Lemon Wit beer on 01-31-2014 at 02:40 AM
I apologize for the super-late reply (to my own thread) but to update the world, I cracked one
of the last bottles this week. The cardamom is still pretty potent. At 1 gram/gallon, the beer
Posted in thread: First go at a high gravity sweet stout. Ingredient check, please? on 01-20-2014 at 01:17 AM
Since you're steeping you don't have to worry about the mash pH being messed up. No need to
Posted in thread: Don't know my hops AA% on 01-15-2014 at 05:20 AM
I make mostly IPAs and if it's not right on I'm not worried I just want to be in the
neighborhood ibu wise.Then go ahead and use the averages...take notes and correct for the next
batch if necessary.
Posted in thread: Level sensing methods on 01-15-2014 at 05:18 AM
Sorry you may have confused me, are you saying it won't work or it could work. Would the
conductivity change depending on the amount of probe in the water? But as (I think) you are
Posted in thread: Don't know my hops AA% on 01-15-2014 at 01:58 AM
Unless you got 100 lbs or something, it's probably too expensive to have them tested (which can
be done). Best bet is to boil up some DME, pitch a measured quantity of your mystery hops, and
after a s...
Posted in thread: Level sensing methods on 01-15-2014 at 01:42 AM
Does that actually work? I would expect that the "resistance" of the fluid between the
electrodes would be many times greater than that of the electrodes themselves - meaning the
total resistance of t...
Posted in thread: First go at a high gravity sweet stout. Ingredient check, please? on 01-12-2014 at 10:45 PM
4 oz isn't much considering lactose is less sweet than table sugar. Depends how sweet you want
your beer (whether just a hint or doppelbock sweet).I haven't used lactose much. IMO 4 oz is
Posted in thread: Starter is not fermenting on 01-12-2014 at 10:41 PM
There is no need to panic to get more yeast, but in general the sooner you add fresh yeast, the
better.If the airlock has started to bubble, you are probably going to be ok. The remaining
yeast will m...
Posted in thread: Caramel/Roasted nut flavors?? on 01-12-2014 at 10:08 PM
Good on your for asking and wondering, and realizing that it's still a good beer, just not the
one you were shooting for. That's how brewers improve and/or innovate.I can't think of anything
else - pr...
Posted in thread: What Beer Turned You on to Craft Beer? on 01-12-2014 at 10:04 PM
Leinenkugel's Red was the first non-BMC I started drinking. That was just as Miller started
having a lot more influence over them, so they were a lot closer to craft than now.