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Posted in thread: Two packets of dry yeast? on 12-11-2009 at 07:22 PM
Thanks for the quick response.Gila, sounds like a good rule of thumb.XXguy, I'll use the
mrmalty calculator for now on, but I think it if says more than 1 packet, I'll go with 2. Can't
hurt can it?wal...
Posted in thread: Two packets of dry yeast? on 12-11-2009 at 07:04 PM
So for my first batch, I decided to use two packets of S-04 yeast as an insurance policy. I
figured, I wouldn't have as many concerns about lag time or strong enough fermentation.I'm
planning out my s...
Posted in thread: Porter Recipe, thoughts? on 12-09-2009 at 08:59 PM
I'll watch out for the scissors... I need to ask mom if I can use them;)Thanks for the help!
Posted in thread: Porter Recipe, thoughts? on 12-09-2009 at 06:53 PM
I'm intrigued by the idea of adding malto-dextrin. I may try that. Are there any
tips/tricks/warnings, I should know?
Posted in thread: Porter Recipe, thoughts? on 12-09-2009 at 04:58 PM
I'm an engineer or rather just an excel junkie and enjoy setting up an excel spreadsheet to do
the math.The only math I haven't included yet is SRM, but it looked like the calculations are a
Posted in thread: Porter Recipe, thoughts? on 12-09-2009 at 03:13 PM
well... I'm doing a partial boil, but I calculate the SG for the partial boil, in additional to
the "batch" SG (or rather just OG).
Posted in thread: Spruce tip ale on 12-09-2009 at 02:57 PM
If you bitter with ingredients besides hops, I'm guessing you should be even more careful about
sanitation? I know hops have some antiseptic qualities.What do you think? Is this splitting
Posted in thread: Porter Recipe, thoughts? on 12-09-2009 at 02:47 PM
motobrewer-Good to know about the gravity increase from steeping. I am using my own spreadsheet
that uses the formula's from "How to Brew" and those formulas definitely give some credit for
Posted in thread: Porter Recipe, thoughts? on 12-09-2009 at 02:53 AM
motobrewer-I keep going back and forth... I was reading Austin Homebrew's website and their
description says it's primarily for color and reducing the chocolate flavors from chocolate
malt. They make ...
Posted in thread: Porter Recipe, thoughts? on 12-09-2009 at 02:32 AM
Thanks, folks... This is where I'm at now... I'm going to stick with the full 1 oz of NB, so
that I get pretty much just the bitterness for balance. But I'm definitely cutting back on the
flavor and a...
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