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  • Belgian Dark Strong Ale on cherries, Weizenbock, Best Bitter
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  • Posted in thread: FIRST stuck fermentation on a quad on 09-12-2015 at 11:57 AM
    Thank you guys for your responses! In a very embarrassing turn of events, I must update the
    thread with my mistake. All the while it was the big beer churning away and attenuation as it
    should. The sm...

  • Posted in thread: FIRST stuck fermentation on a quad on 09-12-2015 at 11:48 AM
    I've always heard that big Belgian beers need a long time to condition, so getting a quad ready
    in a month certainly casts that advice aside.I've seen award winning Westy clones submitted in
    under 50 ...

  • Posted in thread: FIRST stuck fermentation on a quad on 09-11-2015 at 03:14 PM
    The small beer will be ready for secondary on Sunday if not before. I know I'm my own worst
    enemy, but I'm trying to hurry the big beer along so it can be close to ready for a club
    competition next mo...

  • Posted in thread: FIRST stuck fermentation on a quad on 09-11-2015 at 02:38 PM
    Just brewed a Belgian strong dark, and parti gyled a table beer with it. Made a big starter of
    wlp500 and pitched the majority of it (per yeast calc) to the 1.090 quad, and the remainder to
    the 1.048 ...

  • Posted in thread: Reusing yeast on 08-18-2015 at 12:55 AM
    So... what percentage of a white labs 35ml tube would need to be dense settled *post starter*
    yeast for it to hold roughly 100b cells?

  • Posted in thread: Looking for an IPA recipe! on 08-08-2015 at 06:23 PM
    Citra is lovely but can lean towards grapefruit. Galaxy and Neson Sauvin are nice fruit hops as
    well (The Nelson leans more towards a grape flavor, and galaxy more tropical). Consider using
    some caram...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 08-08-2015 at 03:36 PM
    The 180 refers to the expected contribution to color, not to gravity.

  • Posted in thread: Reusing yeast on 08-03-2015 at 11:12 PM
    I thought your lower layers were sediment? Isn't that how yeast washing works?

  • Posted in thread: evil twin sour bikini dregs? on 08-02-2015 at 08:30 PM
    It's got bugs in it. Which, or how many, I can't answer.

  • Posted in thread: Sour mashed Berliner update on 08-02-2015 at 08:28 PM
    I've written about my sour mashed Berliner on other forums but just realized that this may be
    the most relevant. I heated treated water to strike temp and dumped into a corny keg. Stirred
    in my grain,...

Primary: Kristalweizen from same recipe as hefe Kegged: Tropical fruit IIPA, First hefeweizen Planned: Weizenbock, Best Bitter

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