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Posted in thread: What do you think of this IPA recipe? on 08-05-2014 at 08:30 PM
Do you think all the sweetness in the recipe will balance out the bitterness? I don't want a
hop bomb without some sweetness to it. What kind of IPA would go well with the oak?Thanks for
Posted in thread: First Brew Questions on 08-05-2014 at 04:01 AM
My advice is on the next brew, don't invite your friend. :) He didn't really lead you down a
great road as you've already heard.. my question is, have you ever tried one of his beers? That
will tell y...
Posted in thread: First brewday complete, already hooked! on 08-05-2014 at 03:29 AM
Secondary is optional, but why would a high temp pitch have anything to do with it? As
mentioned above, you can always add water to get to the volume and gravity you want, most
extract brewers do anyw...
Posted in thread: What do you think of this IPA recipe? on 08-05-2014 at 02:53 AM
I would also suggest against oak.. its not really a flavor that marries well with a hop bomb
IMO. I agree that WayFrae's recipe looks a bit better. It all depends on what you're going
for... if you wa...
Posted in thread: Rising OG??? on 07-23-2014 at 01:43 AM
Maybe a temperature difference between the first time you tested and the second time you
tested? Most hydrometers are calibrated to 60F (although I do have one calibrated to 68F), and
have correction ...
Posted in thread: Best book to read after Palmers??? on 07-23-2014 at 01:38 AM
The Hunger Games!!Sorry, just had to do it... I agree with everyone above, as I've read all
those as well. I do find when I'm deciding what style of beer I want to try to make a recipe
for I usually r...
Posted in thread: In a pinch - Mashing out into a bucket on 06-25-2014 at 07:46 PM
I use a bucket every time. I don't see any reason not to, that way I only need the one brew
Posted in thread: Normal look to a dry hopped beer on 06-24-2014 at 02:49 AM
Most of that floating material will magically cling to the walls of your fermenter when you
rack it, but I usually sanitize a hop sack and secure it over the end of my racking cane anyway
just to keep...
Posted in thread: Keg CO2 Charger on 06-14-2014 at 08:19 PM
I have one and it's great! Perfect for taking a keg camping, etc.. Look for refills on amazon,
I buy them 12 at a time here: I also stick a short length of tubing onto the end of it so i
Posted in thread: Can I wait 12ish hours to pitch yeast? on 05-29-2014 at 07:50 PM
I say you'd be fine to pitch, if you actually look at the instructions on a white labs vial, it
tells you to pitch between 70-75 degrees, even if the recommended fermentation temperature is
in the 60s...