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  • Posted in thread: Kriek Style Mead on 01-16-2017 at 02:49 PM
    I do see what you mean about the amount of cherry juice, so I may opt to go with 3 Qt. when I
    transfer to secondary. You might consider freeze-concentrating 3QT of juice down to about 1.5
    QT to doubl...

  • Posted in thread: Kriek Style Mead on 01-13-2017 at 03:40 PM
    Seems like a bit of low starting gravity and perhaps a very thin mouthfeel. Honey has about 35
    ppg and maltodextrin 40 ppg, giving an OG of about 1.045 and an ABV of around 4% (no
    contribution from ma...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 01-13-2017 at 03:30 PM
    Low indeed, but I needed to keep the krausen under control because I didn't have time to
    capture blow-off yeast to put it back into the fermenter. I thought about adding anti-foaming
    agent, however I ...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 01-12-2017 at 05:05 PM
    .... he states that he tends to overpitch and underoxygenate to bring out the flavors in his
    Belgian influenced ales."source: ....I just did something like this. Here's my process: pitched
    an active 1...

  • Posted in thread: Need help on math for an Eisbock on 01-05-2017 at 05:47 PM
    Is there any practical way to ensure I am only removing water, or mostly removing water?Sort
    of. The alcohol will become more separated from the water each time you let the beer freeze and
    partially t...

  • Posted in thread: I've got a boatload of cherries... on 12-31-2016 at 05:01 PM
    You probably have enough cherries for multiple brewing projects. I've used 1-2 lbs of cherries
    per gallon of beer before with good success. In addition to what is mentioned above you could
    do a ~5-6% ...

  • Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 12-30-2016 at 01:17 AM
    Maltodextrin would add mouthfeel but not head retention, but wheat or flaked oats would do the
    trick if added in the right way.I don't think that you'd want to add proteins from wheat that
    have not be...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 12-29-2016 at 04:50 PM
    I don't think that's enough headspace. I have brewed this recipe three times and I've had three
    blowoffs. Every time I've brewed.4 gallon batches in a 6.5 gallon glass carboy.I now see why
    everyone ha...

  • Posted in thread: This the Ultimate Wort Chiller? on 12-27-2016 at 03:47 PM
    No, it's plenty fast given your cooling water temperature. I really like how the unit is not
    prone to clogs and doesn't need to be added to the kettle, plus it is easier to store than a
    huge and awkwa...

  • Posted in thread: This the Ultimate Wort Chiller? on 12-26-2016 at 07:27 PM
    BrunDog, are you using the chiller with the wort flowing in the opposite direction as the
    chilling water? Counter-flow cooling is much more effective than same-direction flow. Just
    checking!Nice job o...

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