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  • Posted in thread: What I learned about brewing with spruce on 09-20-2011 at 04:02 AM
    Inspired by the Alaskan Winter Seasonal, I wanted to try brewing a spruce flavored beer. After
    much online research, I discovered a surprising lack of good information about this. Much of
    what info do...

  • Posted in thread: The water bath fermantation trick on 07-27-2011 at 12:05 AM
    Rather than submersing the entire carboy up to the level of the beer, put just six inches or so
    of water in the outer container, then dress the carboy in an old tshirt which trails in the
    water.The fo...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone ever tried WLP029 for a barleywine? on 01-23-2011 at 08:12 PM
    I'm planning a big barleywine brew, and currently have a Kolsch on the go using WLP029. I know
    this isn't a typical high gravity yeast, but have used it for a range of low to medium gravity
    styles rec...

  • Posted in thread: Dark Wit / Porter hybrid on 02-08-2010 at 05:45 PM
    I guess only time will tell for sure :-)I'm not too worried, though: the need for aging a
    porter or stout is mostly proportional to the amount of roasted malts (and alcohol content of
    course), and thi...

  • Posted in thread: How often do you need to rack? on 02-08-2010 at 03:53 PM
    I'm a fairly experienced beer brewer, currently attempting my first batch of mead, and am
    wondering how long I can reasonably leave the mead without racking?Where I'm at:- Racked to a
    second carboy af...

  • Posted in thread: Dark Wit / Porter hybrid on 02-08-2010 at 03:45 PM
    I bottled this yesterday, lookin' good so far, nice and light (in body, not color!) with an
    interesting chocolate/citrus balance.

  • Posted in thread: Dark Wit / Porter hybrid on 10-22-2009 at 11:14 PM
    I find myself intrigued by the idea of making a hybrid Wit / Porter, or to put this another
    way, a dark colored Wit that includes some roastey malts. Anyone ever tried anything like this,
    or care to o...

  • Posted in thread: Anybody toasted oats in an oatmeal stout? on 05-04-2009 at 11:53 PM
    My pulldown includes a link to my oatmeal stout. I toasted 1.2 lb of flaked oats to a nice
    golden brown, then left them sit in a brown paper bag for two weeks (following Randy's advice).
    I have no ide...

  • Posted in thread: Bad Cat Wit on 05-04-2009 at 11:40 PM
    I thought I should update this as I've refined the recipe over the last couple of time I brewed
    it. Only minor changes:- Simplified the hop and spice addition schedule- Increased the amount
    of grain, ...

  • Posted in thread: Enzymes for Oats on 04-02-2009 at 03:44 PM
    It depends on what specialty grains you are using. Some have enzymes, others do not. Malted
    oats would provide enzymes, for instance, but would also have a somewhat different flavor to
    the unmalted oa...