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  • Posted in thread: BMC Crowd-Pleaser Recipe Suggestions on 10-16-2012 at 05:30 PM
    That's exactly what I was thinking when I threw the Mild into the mix. Seems like a nice mellow
    introduction; flavorful, but not overwhelming. I'll have to consider a bit... Thanks!

  • Posted in thread: BMC Crowd-Pleaser Recipe Suggestions on 10-15-2012 at 09:09 PM
    Wow, quite an array of rapid responses; thanks to all!I had forgotten about BM's C3C recipe;
    that may have to bump something from the list. I'd love to do a lager, but simply lack the
    facilities for n...

  • Posted in thread: BMC Crowd-Pleaser Recipe Suggestions on 10-15-2012 at 06:40 PM
    I'm providing beer for a wedding reception in January that will host upwards of 50-75 people,
    with the vast majority of the beer consumers present being unaccustomed to craft brews. What
    have folks ou...

  • Posted in thread: Oatmeal Stout Partial Mash on 10-09-2012 at 10:48 PM
    If you want the color to come in correctly, you'll have to either adjust the grain bill
    accordingly or leave it as dark DME. Either option is viable; you could just steep some roasted
    barley or carafa...

  • Posted in thread: using recipes on 10-09-2012 at 04:54 PM
    For your first brew, I'd suggest just using a brew recipe kit (like one of the ingredient kits
    they link to on the page for your purchase there), as it is geared for beginners to get the
    ball rolling....

  • Posted in thread: Adding DME to Fermenter - OG on 10-09-2012 at 04:45 PM
    I've done this for similar reasons before and never suffered ill-effects. It's not ideal, but I
    don't see any problem with it.

  • Posted in thread: All Grain part boil on 10-09-2012 at 04:41 PM
    Looks like a light stout? The bill looks reasonable, although I think I'd keep at least a
    little of the dark grains in the mash just to provide *some* roast (say, .5-1lb of the
    chocolate).I usually ad...

  • Posted in thread: using recipes on 10-09-2012 at 04:33 PM
    The appropriate water ratio will depend on the type of recipe, total grain weight, etc. I'd say
    the majority of brewers pulling recipes from online are subsequently entering them into a
    brewing applic...

  • Posted in thread: Strong Rye Ale Recipe Help on 09-28-2012 at 04:08 PM
    I'd be concerned about the amount of bitterness you'll be getting out of a 2oz early addition,
    but I guess since the AA is a mystery, it's worth taking a chance. I feel like that much rye
    will compoun...

  • Posted in thread: "Bubble Bucket" on 09-28-2012 at 04:01 PM
    I've had this happen a couple times--almost always with dark beers, naturally. My last IBA did
    exactly what you describe, and that was *with* a blowoff tube set up. I use almost exclusively
    buckets (o...

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