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  • Posted in thread: Beer suggestions in New York City on 03-12-2015 at 01:47 PM
    You'll be near the Ginger Man so check that out but for my money you can't beat the Pony Bar.
    The taps rotate quickly and most of it is local. The staff ought to be able to tell you what is
    available ...

  • Posted in thread: Recommendation for Saison Recipe on 07-21-2014 at 08:06 PM
    Just a blanket will be fine. You're just trapping the heat generated by the yeast activity.
    Once active fermentation slows, it'll drop to room temperature even with the blanket. I'm sure
    a heater woul...

  • Posted in thread: Recommendation for Saison Recipe on 07-19-2014 at 05:29 PM
    Saisons want to start low and finish high. I keep it cool, about 65, on the first day and let
    it rise on its own. Around day 3-4, I'll wrap the carboy with a blanket to trap the heat in and
    let it fin...

  • Posted in thread: Cucumber in beer on 06-27-2014 at 10:22 PM
    I peel them, cut them into chunks and freeze before adding them after primary slows down. Pound
    per gallon. Comes out great.

  • Posted in thread: Saison question on 06-14-2014 at 11:30 PM
    Definitely want to mash low. 148 is good. Consider a 90 minute rest. You're going to this bone
    dry. FG should be below 1.010.I let it start fermentation at 68 and free raise it to above 80.
    This way y...

  • Posted in thread: Acetaldehyde taste on 04-30-2014 at 02:19 AM
    I have a Belgian tripel OG/FG 1.080/1.013 which spent 28 days in primary followed by three day
    cold crash and bottle conditioned. I used 6 oz corn sugar by weight. Opened my first one
    tonight after 41...

  • Posted in thread: Stout has no body?? on 04-11-2014 at 04:57 PM
    A few ounces of maltodextrin next time ought to do the trick.

  • Posted in thread: No water in airlock on 02-26-2014 at 10:08 PM
    Are you sure there isn't a leak in the airlock? I agree it's most likely counter-pressure. I
    only ask because I found a repeating empty airlock and it turns out it was a slow leak.

  • Posted in thread: Best online retailers for NJ area? on 02-20-2014 at 10:32 PM
    The Thirsty Quaker is opening on Tuesday (Feb 25) in Jersey City. Full homebrew shop, craft
    beer, wine, liquor. Very knowledgeable staff.

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin Ale help on 02-20-2014 at 10:01 PM
    Use pure pumpkin .. NOT pumpkin pie filling. I used two large (29 oz) cans of Libby's. Dumped
    them in a roasting pan in the oven at 350 for an hour and then added it to the boil with 15
    minutes to go....


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