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Posted in thread: First time brewing a Weizenbock on 11-24-2012 at 09:43 PM
Hey Dave -I bottle all of my brews, but made a weizenbock with a friend of mine over Christmas
last year. Since he lives 3 hours away, didn't make it in time for packaging. He bottled some
Posted in thread: Having problems with Pilsner malts on 10-24-2012 at 02:21 AM
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the feedback. I used Weyerman's Bohemian Pils - I'll try Castle
Pils next batch and see if it makes a difference. I haven't noticed any taste issues, so I
don't think the...
Posted in thread: Having problems with Pilsner malts on 10-22-2012 at 03:53 AM
Just finished a doppelbock today that consisted of relatively equal parts pilsner malt and dark
munich malt, with some caramunich III and a little accidulated malt per AJDeLange's
Posted in thread: Dry Yeast subs for liquid yeast on 01-28-2012 at 04:34 PM
NordeastBrewer - I use the Mr. Malty site quite a bit; just went over again to make sure I
didn't miss anything. The charts/subs there are for Wyeast and White Labs, but I did not find
anything on dry...
Posted in thread: Dry Yeast subs for liquid yeast on 01-28-2012 at 04:04 PM
Hey All - I've been dabbling with dry yeast for ease of getting hi pitch counts without a
starter. As I was researching origins of the yeasts, I came across this site listing
substitutions: I believ...
Posted in thread: Hiding from the inlaw on 10-12-2011 at 03:36 AM
My FIL, on our wedding nite as my SWMBO were leaving for our hotel room, pulls me aside to give
me the following advice:"take it slow and easy"...wait, what ?!?
Posted in thread: Carbonation drops, good or bad? on 10-05-2011 at 01:50 PM
I don't know the exact number, but the packages I get easily have enough to fill a 20 liter
batch in 12 oz (approx 350 mil) bottles.As to the cost and ease - yes, bulk priming sugar may
be cheaper, bu...
Posted in thread: Carbonation drops, good or bad? on 10-05-2011 at 03:07 AM
I love 'em. If I'm not adding yeast for my longer lagers or spice for the holiday ales, I use
them. Did my first 10 batches mixing priming sugar and siphoning to a bottling bucket. Was
always worried ...
Posted in thread: Brewing California Common Beer on 06-07-2011 at 03:38 AM
I've used Wyeast Bohemian Lager for Cal Common beers with great results - you might try
Saflager W34/70 - purportedly the same strain. As JFowler said, keep it cooler, and give it
some time (hard to b...
Posted in thread: red wheat brew on 04-29-2011 at 03:43 AM
A wit is a good way to start, but you can use wheat like an adjunct in most beers. I use my
dad's raw wheat all the time, but always do a cereal mash to make sure it converts. Wheat in
western Ks is p...