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Posted in thread: Hop schedule for Bitter finish in Altbier on 10-13-2014 at 08:19 PM
Yeast - You could try experimenting with Wyeast 2565 Koelsch or White Labs WLP029 Koelsch. Each
has a reputation for playing up the hops more than the Duesseldorf strain. Further afield
Posted in thread: Hop schedule for Bitter finish in Altbier on 10-13-2014 at 06:26 PM
Have you looked at your water chemistry? What yeast are you using? Have you written to Rahr and
asked for the Gravel Road recipe?
Posted in thread: Hop schedule for Bitter finish in Altbier on 10-12-2014 at 02:17 AM
There are several altbier recipes that you can look to. I would use something clean and
European (e.g. Hallertau, Mt. Hood, Liberty, Saphir, Spalt, Tettnang), get ~10 IBU from a FWH
addition, ~15 IBU ...
Posted in thread: Have a question about using flavored vodka. And need eyes on a recipe i'm envisioning on 08-17-2014 at 07:51 PM
Sounds good to me, but I'd probably go up to a half pound each of lactose and oatmeal (use
quick oats so you can avoid a cereal mash).For additional inspiration, you might look to
Weezy's Dark Blueber...
Posted in thread: Saison Advice on 08-17-2014 at 10:03 AM
There are lots of people who mix 3711 with 3724, since the Belgian is notoriously finicky.
Mostly what I've seen is things like 1-2 Tbsp. of French with a whole package of Belgian.
Posted in thread: Have a question about using flavored vodka. And need eyes on a recipe i'm envisioning on 08-17-2014 at 09:57 AM
Honey malt is nice, and almost completely, but not quite entirely, unlike crystal malt. Honey
malt gives a honey flavor with some nuttiness and will self-convert, with a diastatic power of
around 50 L...
Posted in thread: Aromatic malt on 08-12-2014 at 09:26 PM
CaraVienne is not an aromatic malt, but rather a crystal (or caramel, if you prefer) malt. It
adds body, mouthfeel, sweetness, and flavor (slightly toasty). It is a typical addition of
Belgian (and ma...
Posted in thread: Looking for a winter recipe Michelob Winter's Cask Ale on 08-08-2014 at 11:28 PM
Evan! has one that you can see here. There's a thread devoted to pursuit of a similar recipe
here (and references cited therein).
Posted in thread: Port Brewings "Santas Little Helper" Recipe Clone Wanted on 08-04-2014 at 06:14 PM
Not a clone recipe, but based on Port Brewing’s website, the tasting notes from Beer
Advocate, and starting from Brewpastor’s Dark Night of the Soul RIS, I came up with the
Posted in thread: Dublin XXX Stout on 08-01-2014 at 05:22 PM
Might be that the original yeast wasn't very attenuating. Something like Ringwood, maybe.