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Posted in thread: Best Laid Plans [Oatmeal Stout] on 01-07-2013 at 01:01 PM
Made this beer a couple months ago now and just started in to my second keg of it. I haven't
tasted it too critically, but I'd say it's a solid oatmeal stout. I don't recall exactly what -
Posted in thread: Help With Doppelbock on 07-19-2011 at 04:29 PM
The first brewer calls for "dehusked chocolate malt (400° L)." I suppose he means Carafa
Special II and that it's just for color adjustment, no flavor contribution. Anyone else have
thoughts on that?
Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 05-31-2011 at 11:13 PM
Posted in thread: kegerator build...done! Pics inside on 11-16-2010 at 04:55 PM
That is probably the best looking kegerator I've seen (granted, I haven't looked at whole
lot).I wanted it in the dining room (our dining room is huuuuge) but SWMBO said noIn fact, I
e-mailed a pic to...
Posted in thread: bottling starter on 07-14-2010 at 08:52 PM
Sorry I didn't notice your question sooner and maybe it's too late for you to notice the answer
now. Yeah, the 'cake' is mainly yeast at the bottom and shouldn't be dead unless you left it
there for a...
Posted in thread: bottling starter on 06-28-2010 at 03:10 AM
It sounds like you're essentially doing a re-pitch at this point. Basically the same procedure
as if you'd collected the yeast off the cake of a full batch. You can use the pitching rate
Posted in thread: My Experience with Bottle Bombs on 06-20-2010 at 09:20 AM
I just experienced the perfect storm, culminating in the explosion of my first bottle bomb...I
happened to be in the kitchen tonight, prepping to bottle a 1 gallon batch of Pale Ale and 1
Posted in thread: Ice cold water straight to brew kettle on 06-04-2010 at 11:47 PM
...I've seen many posts on here about carboys magically exploding.I just want to make sure
people are clear that there's no sort of chance or anything associated with this process. No
magic to it, rap...
Posted in thread: Ice cold water straight to brew kettle on 06-04-2010 at 11:22 PM
I think the reason you haven't seen mention of this before is because almost by definition the
type of brewer that has to do significant topping-off (enough to effect the temp of the wort
Posted in thread: Ferment Temperture Question on 05-23-2010 at 07:53 PM
Once the main fermentation is complete, you shouldn't have to worry too much about a rise in
temperature. A cooldown could be a problem by potentially causing the yeast to flocculate
before fully clea...