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Posted in thread: I think I finished my first all-grain... on 09-23-2012 at 02:36 PM
As it heats up from fridge temperature, the plum aroma becomes more notable and pleasant.
Posted in thread: I think I finished my first all-grain... on 09-23-2012 at 02:23 PM
Yeah, froze the plums before adding.OK, after about a month in the secondary (15/8 - 13/9, I
think) I bottled it. Now, 10 days later, I've had my first bottle.Notes: Head retention is
Posted in thread: Nylon bags & elements on 08-20-2012 at 06:52 PM
It's a kettle element, so yeah, it's pretty dense.I was probably stressing the bag to the max.
I had about 15lbs of grain in it, for one. Maybe there was a weak seam or something that
Posted in thread: I think I finished my first all-grain... on 08-20-2012 at 07:36 AM
Hmm, my garden plum trees don't look too happy.Luckily, the local supermarket had a sale on
good tasting plums. I've now moved to the secondary, with plums added. I'll give it about a
month, I reckon.
Posted in thread: Nylon bags & elements on 08-18-2012 at 02:42 PM
I've got a 2200w element in my "boiling bucket". I'm going to put another one in.I brew with
BIAB, and during the test run, the element weakened the bag to the point of rupturing, spilling
a small amo...
Posted in thread: Rye beer on 08-15-2012 at 12:21 PM
Whoa, it looks like rye malt can convert itself! That would make a partial mash of your bill
very easy.1.5kg pale malt extract300gr brown sugarMash@what?:1kg rye malt300g crystal wheat
Posted in thread: I think I finished my first all-grain... on 08-14-2012 at 11:47 PM
Had a second sample today. Diacetyl is no longer noticeable. Fermentation seems to have
stopped, with only the bubbling that seems to be from remnant CO2. I've been rousing it a bit
to get rid of that...
Posted in thread: Rye beer on 08-14-2012 at 08:38 PM
I've been thinking - I need to do some more tinkering with my mashing equipment, so maybe I
could make this a partial mash? My biggest pot is 3 gallons, and the next one is about 2. Is
that enough for...
Posted in thread: Rye beer on 08-14-2012 at 03:36 PM
Ooh, I see that the Swedish alcohol monopoly currently carries a Danish rye stout. I've got to
track down a monopoly store with them and pick it up.You can get them to import stuff for you,
but it's u...
Posted in thread: Rye beer on 08-14-2012 at 02:27 PM
I'm a HUGE fan of rye beer. Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Rye is one of my favourite beers.I like
just about every beer style there is, but I was thinking I'd make a rye ale of some kind my
next all-grain ...