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  • Posted in thread: Worth it to brew extract saison? on 04-27-2012 at 05:34 PM
    Just bottled a saison extract--tastes great so farIf I remember correctly:6lbs pilsen LME1lb
    wheat DME1lb amber DME1/2 lb candi sugar used WYEAST 3711Got down to 1.004 in a couple weeks

  • Posted in thread: Tip for cooling with an ice bath on 04-27-2012 at 05:30 PM
    Good advice. I do this too. I also try to get the wort moving in a whirlpool each time I put it
    in the water.

  • Posted in thread: Fermentor water addition on 04-27-2012 at 05:26 PM
    I've used chilled natural spring water as a top off with good results. Helps cool the wort down
    a touch more, helps oxidize a little more, and it doesn't have the chlorine taste of tap water.
    Never sa...

  • Posted in thread: Zythos blend as a bittering hop on 04-27-2012 at 05:20 PM
    I wanted to make an APA and was curious what people were thinking about the Zythos blend. On
    hand, I have 4 oz of the Zythos blend, 1 oz of Simcoe, and 1 oz of Sorachi Ace. I'm probably
    only going to ...

  • Posted in thread: First Brew went badly, need some help troubleshooting. on 04-01-2012 at 08:38 PM
    Already a lot of comments describing what went wrong. Keep an eye out for bottles blowing up
    and gushing when opening. One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet is you can't take accurate
    hydrometer re...

  • Posted in thread: NOOBY - don' think I did a good job. on 12-14-2011 at 01:47 AM
    whenever you use extracts, the beers tend to come out a littler darker from my experience, and
    from what I've read (not sure why). The ABV calculation is correct. how does it taste?

  • Posted in thread: High alcohol beer on 12-14-2011 at 01:45 AM
    well there is a little more to it than just changing its alcohol content. What style of beer
    are you looking to make?

  • Posted in thread: Forgot Bittering Hops... on 11-13-2011 at 03:47 AM
    you can't really over boil the extract (as far as I know), so you just wasted those first 45
    minutes and that is all. Beer will be fine!

  • Posted in thread: Priming sugar in the carboy..??? on 11-13-2011 at 03:45 AM
    Any CO2 released during the secondary fermentation (of the sugars) is able to escape the carboy
    *unless the carboy was airtight, which I hope is not the case...*The reason why your beer
    becomes carbon...

  • Posted in thread: Best way to use Juniper Berries on 11-13-2011 at 03:41 AM
    I made a Juniper Pale Ale yesterday and added an oz of Juniper Berries for the last 5 mins.
    Added them whole. After tasting the hydrometer sample, the Juniper taste seemed underwhelming,
    borderline no...