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  • Current brewing gear is a 10 gallon round cooler/mash tun, 8 gallon kettle, and a propane burner. I did BIAB for a while, and now I've repurposed the bag I used for that as a hop bag. Of course, I frequently forget to use the bag and end up with lots of loose hops in my kettle that also get into the fermenter. Oh well, every once in a while I remember to use it.
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  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 French Saison on 01-20-2017 at 03:08 AM
    It's worth a shot. It definitely attenuates well.

  • Posted in thread: english ipa critiques on 01-20-2017 at 02:12 AM
    So you would add another kind of crystal malt and remove munich?Yeah, I'd take out some of the
    Munich and add in a little bit of some english medium crystal. Something like this link:
    could maybe ch...

  • Posted in thread: english ipa critiques on 01-18-2017 at 10:53 PM
    Using crystal malt doesn't automatically add a cloying sweetness. That idea is just sillyness.
    An English medium crystal would make lots of sense in a small amount for this beer.

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch Recipe Suggestions on 01-14-2017 at 04:30 PM
    I do mine with 90% floor malted Bohemian Pilsner malt, 5% Floor malted Bohemian wheat malt, 3%
    Melanoiden Malt and the rest acid malt to get my mash PH correct, 2 hop additions first wort
    hops and the...

  • Posted in thread: Please give me feedback on my ESB recipe on 01-11-2017 at 02:11 AM
    I've never tried toasting my malt. I guess I've just figured the malt companies know what they
    are doing more than I do. But at the same time, we don't make our own beer just because we know
    how to do...

  • Posted in thread: Clearance Hops!! Need suggestions for use. on 01-09-2017 at 08:29 PM
    Calypso is one of my favorite hops. Good on ya for getting it cheap.

  • Posted in thread: Please give me feedback on my ESB recipe on 01-09-2017 at 08:13 PM
    Thanks for the advice! It's very helpful. Also, if I remove the Carapils, should I replace it
    with more crystal 80? And is there a liquid yeast that you prefer for an ESB?If you want to
    keep the targe...

  • Posted in thread: Please give me feedback on my ESB recipe on 01-08-2017 at 04:01 PM
    I think the Sonnet hops would work really well in an ESB. No need to change that at all.There
    are all kinds of great English yeast options. I've never used S-04, just because I generally
    prefer liquid...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 11-27-2016 at 03:42 PM
    The other day, I wanted to drink a couple sour beers, so made up a yeast starter to save the
    dregs. I'm up to 4 different wild beers represented in that starter, so far.

  • Posted in thread: Oat Wine - feedback please on 11-11-2016 at 01:51 AM
    So, I finally ended up bottling this beer at the end of the summer and have recently cracked
    into a few bottles.Short story: it is delicious.Self-indulgent details: Malty and a bit
    caramelly. Rich, sm...

Following Stats
Fermenting - BBD Sour; Oat No! (an Oat Wine); Signpost Old Ale; Chris' Tall Ale 2.0; SSB (Signpost Sour Blonde); County Western Bottled - NB Ares' Biere de Mars; Ol' Bitter Bastard; Chris' Tall Ale; 4 small batch sour blends - 1 w/ cherries and 1 w/ peaches; Back To School Porter w/cacao & vanilla; Signpost Creek Paint Cider; Signpost Oud Bruin; Land of Pils and Honey, Imp. Saison with Clover Honey; Ad Hoc Berliner Weisse Kegged - BBD WIPA (but I think it has chlorophenolics); Keg #2 is EMPTY!