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Posted in thread: Founders All Day IPA on 05-30-2013 at 03:49 AM
maybe i am way off here but i get tons of gooseberry when i taste this beer. i sampled this
beer for the first time last year at founders. the only thing i could think of was nelson
Posted in thread: temperature of fermentation on 01-15-2013 at 02:46 AM
depends on the yeast strain. try to stay within the parameters of that range. as someone else
already stated, the higher end of that range will lead to more vigorous activity. higher temps
also cause ...
Posted in thread: First home brew. on 01-12-2013 at 03:32 PM
that is awesome!! not what my first experience was. congrats!! now get another one going!
Posted in thread: Cacao Nibs: How to prepare for secondary? on 01-12-2013 at 03:24 PM
i have used nibs for a chocolate coffee porter. they were in raw form when i purchased them. i
roasted them whole(no crushing, no vodka) in the oven at 250 for 15 min. then i turned the oven
off and l...
Posted in thread: Temperature Questions - Fermometers on 01-11-2013 at 01:36 AM
sounds great, the chest freezer with temp control is a good investment. one thing i will say is
that you can not fit too many plastic fermenters in a 7 cu ft freezer. if you never plan on
having more ...
Posted in thread: Temperature Questions - Fermometers on 01-11-2013 at 01:07 AM
for most ale beers 68-75 would be actual wort temp. ambient would need to be about 6 degrees
less. i usually get anywhere from 4-6 degrees of rise from yeast activity. i feel that 75 is
pretty warm fo...
Posted in thread: Fermentation of first lager on 01-10-2013 at 09:55 PM
is the fridge dedicated for brewing? if so i would look into a temperature controller. pretty
easy to wire in. i use my fridge for corny kegs and lager fermentation. it is set at 45
degrees. however, ...
Posted in thread: Cleaned Fermentor, smells like beer on 01-10-2013 at 09:37 PM
ahh yes, that sweet smell. when i made my oktoberfest i was going to sanitize the only
fermenter available and it had just had an IPA in it....i thought it might make the beer smell
like citrus hops. ...
Posted in thread: Need Help With IPA Recipe on 01-10-2013 at 09:28 PM
brewing software is where its at if you want to create your own recipes. it may take a little
time to figure out how to navigate though the program but then it is really fun just to mess
Posted in thread: Wyeast California Lager Yeast on 01-09-2013 at 11:56 AM
i think cascade will be just fine. without knowing your target OG its hard to know where your
ibu/gravity ratio would be. how many ibu's are you shooting for? more hops has never been a
crime but can ...
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