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  • Posted in thread: Root beer color? on 07-24-2016 at 06:56 PM
    What gives root beer its darker color? I made my first batch and its very light in color. Used
    dark brown sugar and honey as the sugars... would molasses darken it? Tastes great otherwise

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 08-12-2015 at 03:12 PM
    Found this recipe in the Top 100 HBT Recipes article and was intrigued. Over the past few days
    I've read through all 79 pages of posts and I will be brewing this up tomorrow.I see a lot of
    people subs...

  • Posted in thread: Help with my efficiencies please? Notes included on 07-16-2015 at 12:58 PM
    Ouch, youd be better off letting the mash go longer while you heated the sparge water up. Next
    time :)Calculating sparge water more precisely, and heating it more got me over 80% eff. I now
    heat the s...

  • Posted in thread: Starter question.... on 07-15-2015 at 12:37 PM
    Your fine, its all going to re ferment anyways. As long as you got the yeast woken up and a bit
    of growth it should do the trick.Some strains take longer to do their thing.

  • Posted in thread: 1.090 OG fermentation schedule on 07-14-2015 at 11:53 PM
    Brew Like a Monk is a great book on Belgian Ales, and the author explains how many of the
    brewers will rack bigger beers and add new yeast twice, sometimes three times. In some cases
    more fermentable ...

  • Posted in thread: Corn sugar for bottle conditioning? on 07-14-2015 at 11:46 PM
    Also have been using corn sugar, but I suppose any fermentable sugar would do fine. It's a
    fraction of your total fermentables

  • Posted in thread: Mashed to low? on 07-14-2015 at 03:45 PM
    From what ive heard most of the conversion is done in the first 10 mins of the mash. Like you
    said... probably just expect a drier beer as long as the yeast can handle the alc% (assuming
    its a big bee...

  • Posted in thread: Dank, Low ABV IPA on 07-14-2015 at 02:26 PM
    1.4 Bittering to Gravity ratio. Is that what your going for?As far as the fruitiness goes i
    believe you would only need to change your mid/late hop additions and lower fermentation temp.

  • Posted in thread: What Happened to my Hefe? on 07-14-2015 at 02:04 PM
    The yeast is what makes a hef a hef. For most other beers you can get away with using us05 dry
    yeast or nottingham, but not hefs or belgians.You can mix the yeast back into suspension to
    cloud it up i...

  • Posted in thread: How long does it take you ? on 07-14-2015 at 01:52 PM
    I agree. At first many years ago when brewing "simple" beers, it took me maybe 5 hrs tops.Fast
    forward to now and its elaborate, more than one batch, many people and usually a barbecue along
    with it.I...

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