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Posted in thread: Help Me Identify My Hops on 07-30-2015 at 08:06 PM
Your nose is your friend here. Grapefruit/citrus for cascade, pine/resin for chinook.
Posted in thread: Altbier Recipe on 07-29-2015 at 07:00 PM
I have made 2 Alts with Kolsch 2565 yeast and was very pleased. About to make my third. I have
fermented at 56f and 58F. Maybe split the difference this time at 57. Over 60F and you really
Posted in thread: Can you brew a Quadrupel with basic beginner's equipment? on 07-28-2015 at 01:23 PM
Starters are needed for the higher gravity. Temp control is important for Belgians especially.
But you could probably get by without a fermentation fridge if you pitch at 62F, try to keep it
Posted in thread: Can you brew great beers with liquid malt extract? on 07-28-2015 at 01:20 PM
Surely. Make sure the LME is very fresh. And add the second half of it with about 5 minutes
drone flameout. This will help lighten the color. Finally, stir it in vigorously so it does not
scorch on th...
Posted in thread: Pitching a Barleywine on a Yeast Cake on 07-15-2015 at 08:56 PM
I did this for my 12% BW on Bells yeast from a porter. Worked perfect and hit my FG numbers
right where I wanted, which was 1.025. Do control your temps carefully and install a blow off
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 06-11-2015 at 04:28 PM
13,286.5 + 7 gallons of Sunrise Wit= 13,293.5
Posted in thread: English Barleywine 12.9% ABV, 1.040 gravity - Next step? on 06-03-2015 at 01:03 PM
Gallon of headspace should be fine, I don't think it will create much krausen once you pitch it
into the carboy. Do not oxygenate the beer (you're going to age some of this batch I'm
assuming, it will...
Posted in thread: English Barleywine 12.9% ABV, 1.040 gravity - Next step? on 06-02-2015 at 08:41 PM
I have had success pitching a starter at High Krausen (12 hours after the thick foam appears).
It dropped my RIS to 1.02 from 1.032 with a final ABV of 12%. But if you're already at 12.9%,
most yeast ...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 06-02-2015 at 08:08 PM
We're going backwards people.We were at 12,542 in my post this morning. Add 28 gallons from the
next 3 posters. 12,542 + 28 =12,570
Posted in thread: Will this cause a problem? on 06-02-2015 at 02:03 PM
Strange, from the bubbles on the side of the glass it looks like you are fully carb'd. Its very
common for the second pint to have less foam, as the beer line and faucet are the same temp as