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Posted in thread: steeping Caramunich and Caravienna on 02-18-2015 at 06:13 PM
I wonder if you could help out a kits and bits brewer by answering this question? About a year
ago I started steeping specialty grains and adding them to my kits, to perk them up. I started
out with c...
Posted in thread: confused about converting all grain recipes on 03-13-2014 at 01:01 PM
If you are looking to branch out I would start by doing four pound partial mashes. There is an
excellent article on this at Brew Your Own here:
Posted in thread: confused about converting all grain recipes on 03-09-2014 at 09:03 PM
Been doing extract brews for a little under a year now and one thing that has really helped me
is this page: special attention to the must mash section. Basically anything on this page that
has no fo...
Posted in thread: confused about converting all grain recipes on 03-09-2014 at 03:09 PM
Hello. I am a relative beginner. I am confused about how to use specialty grains. I have search
the archives but have not been able to find an answer to my question. Recently I began steeping
Posted in thread: British Yeasts, Fermentation Temps and Profiles, CYBI, Other Thoughts... on 01-03-2014 at 12:44 PM
Thanks. For this next batch I will use Notty, as I have it on order; we will see after that. I
had a Brown Ale my brother-in-law made at a U-brew with a Festa Brew kit using Nottingham and
it was este...
Posted in thread: British Yeasts, Fermentation Temps and Profiles, CYBI, Other Thoughts... on 01-03-2014 at 02:45 AM
The actual 64-68-64 fermentation schedule comes from Fullers and is what they supposedly use
with their yeast - WY1968. Some of us home brewers adopted this method as a means to better
preserve the "E...
Posted in thread: mangrove jacks northern bitter first time on 12-08-2013 at 01:28 PM
I don't bother straining them; they just fall to the bottom during fermentation. I read
somewhere that a four minute boil strikes a good balance between flavour and aroma extraction
from the pellets, ...
Posted in thread: mangrove jacks northern bitter first time on 12-07-2013 at 12:51 PM
No, I don't usually dry hop unless I am making a Blonde or lager; I prefer darker ales. I
usually do a four (or two minute) boil in a small pot, in a bit of DME and water; just using a
small volume li...
Posted in thread: mangrove jacks northern bitter first time on 12-05-2013 at 08:43 PM
Hi allanyork. I just notice your post. No doubt you are drinking this brew now. How do you like
it? I made a batch of this and ended up not liking it at all. I used the follow recipe:Mangrove
Posted in thread: To boil or not to boil Coopers kits? on 10-01-2013 at 12:41 PM
I've been given to know that pasteurization in our instances happens at 160F in seconds. I add
remaining DME & all LME at flame out while it's still boiling hot. It not only dissolves
easier,but,as I ...