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  • First brew (stout) is bottle-conditioning/aging.
    Second brew (IPA) is in secondary fermentor.
    Third brew's (SNPA clone) yeast starter is waking up.


  • Posted in thread: Weyerman Melanoidin vs Dingeman's Aromatic: same thing? on 05-23-2008 at 10:23 PM
    Are these two things essentially the same, just from different companies?And just what are
    they? Are they just darker kilned versions of Munich, or is there something fancy about the
    process in making...

  • Posted in thread: Hefeweizen Advice on 03-06-2008 at 10:51 PM
    Any recommendations on what I can do to improve the recipe, specialty grains, etc.?I realize
    you're posting in the extract forum, but if you ever start mashing, one thing you might want to
    try (I know...

  • Posted in thread: Decoction mash: boil grist? What about tannins? on 02-08-2008 at 10:48 PM
    Just curious about decoction mashes. Do you really boil grist? I was always under the
    impression that I don't want grist temps to exceed 170F or so, or else I'd extract bad-tasting
    stuff from the husk...

  • Posted in thread: Tequiza clone on 01-15-2008 at 12:24 AM
    Instead of the lime zest, you might want to see if you can find some Kaffir lime leaves
    instead. If you manage to grab any of the pith with your zest it can produce a real bitter
    flavor.The thought of...

  • Posted in thread: Tequiza clone on 01-15-2008 at 12:07 AM
    Why the heck would you want to clone tequiza, that stuff is so crappy they dont even sell it in
    gas stations around here any more.I can't speak for extexan, but I'm making (a fairly close
    copy of) thi...

  • Posted in thread: malt extract 'X' on 01-12-2008 at 12:12 AM
    You'll be able to easily taste if it's hopped or nop. I guess taste each can. If it's hopped,
    ass/u/me that it's roughly correctly bittered for the amount of malt. If not hopped, then that
    can'll need...

  • Posted in thread: Tequiza clone on 01-11-2008 at 11:11 PM
    This is remarkably similar to my very next brew, except I'll be using Wyeast 2206 (german lager
    yeast; half the purpose of this brew is to grow a big cake for my upcoming dopplebock), and
    instead of l...

  • Posted in thread: Splitting liquid yeast on 12-19-2007 at 12:22 AM
    If you had the time, I would seriously consider brewing a lower-gravity beer (say around 1.045)
    to build up a yeast cake large enough for your RIS.I just did something like that. I had a
    yeast starter...

  • Posted in thread: How Many IBU's? on 12-18-2007 at 11:41 PM
    Differing software might be assuming a different point in the boil where you add the extract?
    (i.e. maybe Recipator thinks you're adding it at 60, and ProMash thinks you're adding it at
    end?) Just an ...

  • Posted in thread: LME vs DME... either/or or Both on 12-06-2007 at 10:32 PM
    I get the impression there's more variety to select from, with LME. I just used some Munich
    LME, for example, and have never even heard of Munich DME. It might just be my LHBS, though.
    They just have ...