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Posted in thread: First double decoction mash - mistakes and strange results on 04-22-2015 at 01:08 AM
I'm not entirely sure of the science behind decoction mashing, but the one time I did it I
overshot gravity as well. But it does seem to make sense that all the stiring and boiling would
help break do...
Posted in thread: First time hop growing with cuttings. on 04-21-2015 at 01:31 AM
Thanks for the replies. Specifically teejo, thanks for clarifying some things. I wasn't
expecting much if any harvest. I think I am leaning toward just leaving them in buckets. Maybe
bring them indoor...
Posted in thread: First time hop growing with cuttings. on 04-19-2015 at 09:17 PM
Last year about mid summer a friend of mine gave me 3 cuttings from his cascade plant. When he
gave them to me they were already rooted. I put them in 5 gallon Lowe's buckets for the rest of
Posted in thread: Finishing gravity always lower than projected on 04-09-2015 at 05:12 AM
Also look at fermentation temps. Obviously yeast strains have desired temps, but if you ferment
on the cool side, and maybe cold crash a point or two higher than your desired gravity it may
Posted in thread: Mandarina Bavaria IPA on 04-09-2015 at 05:06 AM
I did a smash with those hops and it was very good. But I have to agree that they are subtle
and don't have a big bittering charge. I really do love these hops though, Just trying to
figure out how to...
Posted in thread: I accidentally froze my beer on 03-13-2015 at 11:16 PM
I had this happen to me a couple of times because I didn't realize my thermostat had went bad
on me. Out of the 3 batches this happened on I didn't notice any issues or off flavors.
Posted in thread: American Wheat split batch - Cherry Wheat and Peach Wheat on 03-08-2015 at 01:49 AM
When I do cherry wheat I use the frozen bag cherries from the grocery store. Never had a
sanitation issue. The flash freezing usually kills everything. You may have used too many
cherries, hence the m...
Posted in thread: New to brewing, didnt add enough water! on 03-07-2015 at 05:41 AM
I would just leave it alone and drink the beer as is. Other than dry hopping or fruit
additions, I would not add anything to a beer that is through it's primary fermentation stage.
Just chalk it up to...
Posted in thread: What should my first AG brew be? on 12-31-2014 at 02:55 AM
I would say do a couple of smash brews, meaning single malt single hop. It gives you great
perspective on what ingredients do to a recipe. I had a lot of trouble making my own recipes
until I did smas...
Posted in thread: Stir Plate Woes on 12-03-2014 at 12:03 AM
Try different size stir bars. I started out with longer ones thinking it would be better, not
the case with my set up. It will be dependant on your magnet spacing on the fan. Also try