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Posted in thread: First all grain, so many questions. on 07-18-2010 at 05:29 AM
Let's see.I wouldn't worry about mashing too long. Not sure what could happen other than the
temperature dropping and getting more fermentable sugars than you expected. Mashing for too
little time is ...
Posted in thread: Help with strong all grain beers on 06-20-2010 at 04:45 AM
I also like to kick my beers up a bit and I don't know that I feel like I would make a blanket
suggestion for mash temps for big beers. You can mash at 158 or 154 and still get the
conversion and grav...
Posted in thread: Was this the right thing to do on 06-12-2010 at 12:52 AM
broadbill, How do I make those corrections? If you're not correcting for temperature on your
gravity readings and you had close to your predicted OG after cooling, it sounds like that
might be most of...
Posted in thread: What location should i pick for fermentation on 05-20-2010 at 04:12 AM
Everyone's mentioning temps because most beers should be fermented in the 60s. So pick a spot
where you're going to maintain 65 degrees. If it's not dark a blanket will do. That said, I
live in Tucson...
Posted in thread: Steeping without a grain bag on 05-15-2010 at 04:46 PM
You should have no problem doing that KD. You might try using the strainer and then pouring it
throw a thin dish towel/sheet/pillow/cheese cloth to get the really fine stuff out. But I think
Posted in thread: Kettles for Extract Brewing on 04-19-2010 at 04:14 AM
The reasonings here are these.... more headroom allows for boiloff as tom777 mentioned. If
you're doing a full boil and need to end up with 5 gallons you need to boil....6.5 to 7
Posted in thread: low IBU, massive dry hop beer? on 04-16-2010 at 04:16 AM
I recently read that you can get a little too much grassiness from the dry hops if you don't
have some IBU's to back it up. Can't confirm that though.
Posted in thread: My first IPA, please advise on 04-15-2010 at 04:34 AM
I agree with bkirkland, add a 30 minute addition and lose a late addition. I tend to think that
the 30 minute addition is more for flavor than bittering though. That's where you get some of
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Posted in thread: How to make your extract beer taste better on 04-09-2010 at 04:41 AM
This may not be in the spirit of the question and I haven't read the article. But since most
extract brewers use steeping grains....the best thing I ever did before going to AG was to do
some partial ...