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  • Posted in thread: Gordon Biersch - Not All That on 10-31-2012 at 06:50 AM
    I find this amusing. I was drinking though their summer variety pack a few months ago, and
    thinking that the beers all tasted kind of similar. Finally, it dawned on me that the taste was
    Pilsner malt....

  • Posted in thread: Trying to clone Coast Kolsch 32/50-input on 10-16-2012 at 01:03 AM
    Short answer: take from the wheat and carapils."Normal" Koelsch grain bills usually have Vienna
    and/or Wheat and/or Munich as the main supporting grain--usually around 10-15% total. None are

  • Posted in thread: All grain and high attenuation on 10-15-2012 at 08:38 PM
    What's your mash thickness?It seems to be a lot easier for me to get my mash temperatures
    uniform and stable with thinner (or, "un-thick") mashes--say, strictly greater than 1.25qt/lb.
    The amount of v...

  • Posted in thread: All grain and high attenuation on 10-14-2012 at 05:29 AM
    How are you measuring the mash temperature? What kind of mash tun are you using? I.e., are you
    sure that the bulk of your grain is at the temperature that you are measuring for the duration
    of the mas...

  • Posted in thread: Some Beginner Brewing Questions on 09-14-2012 at 08:25 PM
    Don't worry about the 5 gallon batch in a 5 gallon carboy. I do it all the time, have done for
    years. Just be prepared for blowoff. You'll lose a little beer, but not too much. I'm generally
    within a ...

  • Posted in thread: Removing the ball valve (really dumb question) on 07-30-2012 at 04:13 AM
    Is that the nipple?Yep.

  • Posted in thread: Why so fast? on 07-20-2012 at 11:14 PM
    I don't have any science to back this up but I think it might help with hop flavor/aroma. I had
    read this somewhere and when I started chilling my beer quickly I did notice an improvement.
    Hop oils ar...

  • Posted in thread: pellet dry hop question. on 07-31-2011 at 05:21 PM
    This works perfectly if you are worried about sucking a lot of debris in. I also will slightly
    "thump" the fermenter by tilting it up on edge slightly, then putting it back down a couple of
    times duri...

  • Posted in thread: Testing fermentability of crystal malt on 11-29-2010 at 07:57 PM
    Those PPG numbers are actually not too far off those in the steeping column in Palmer's
    table.What was your steeping procedure?

  • Posted in thread: Testing fermentability of crystal malt on 11-27-2010 at 10:05 PM
    The results could be calculated based on the difference between the test and control. OR you
    could pick one Crystal and just vary the percents (eg 5%, 20%, 50%). It may be that at lower
    levels (typica...