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  • IPA
  • Blueberry mead
  • Imperial Smoked Porter, Cabernet/Merlot, Riesling, Orange Cinnamon Mead, Berry Mead, Skeeter Pee
  • ESB, Nut Brown, SunshineCloud Ale x2
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  • Posted in thread: Nelson Sauvin hops on 11-01-2012 at 10:36 PM
    Like I said, just kegged up a batch and it isn't conditioned by any means so ill let you know
    what I think when it's ready. My first impression wasn't BO-like at all, just like a citrusy
    and white win...

  • Posted in thread: Nelson Sauvin hops on 11-01-2012 at 06:26 AM
    Did a single hop PA with NS a couple weeks ago and it's conditioning in the keg. Had about a
    gallon of leftover beer in the fermenter so I filled up a jug and am drinking it as I
    type...this hop is to...

  • Posted in thread: Will Double Crush Improve Efficiency? on 11-01-2012 at 06:18 AM
    Dough balls in full-volume BIAB are rarely a problem unless the grain bill is huge. The reason
    is because the water/grain ratio is so thin that there is always enough water to help break up
    the bits. ...

  • Posted in thread: 1.01 final gravity, consistently on 11-01-2012 at 06:10 AM
    I had the same problem when I was testing out a recipe for a beer to be served at my
    wedding...turned out my mashing thermometer was 10 degrees too high between 140-160 and since
    the recipe called for...

  • Posted in thread: Cream Ale Recipe on 11-01-2012 at 05:52 AM
    The great thing about a full-volume BIAB is that the water/grain ratio is so thin that even if
    you don't sparge there is enough water in the kettle to shake those sugars off efficiently
    during the mas...

  • Posted in thread: Thinking of switching over to AG on 11-01-2012 at 05:39 AM
    All of these suggestions are good and will work, but in my opinion, go for a 10-15 gallon pot
    and do full volume BIAB. In an apartment setting space and "cleaning space" is paramount: You
    don't have t...

  • Posted in thread: all my beers have been finishing 1.003ish on 04-04-2012 at 05:02 PM
    I too have been having problems with low FG since moving to all grain. The last two batches
    were nearly the same and both ended at 1.002 with nice flavor but zero body...I've since
    excluded all simple...

  • Posted in thread: Overshooting FG. What do you make of it? on 03-31-2012 at 06:16 PM
    Totally! I usually don't fuss too much about it, but as this beer is for my wedding I got a bit
    concerned. No worries though, there's still time to brew up a couple more batches before June
    if these a...

  • Posted in thread: Overshooting FG. What do you make of it? on 03-31-2012 at 04:06 PM
    Thanks again for the feedback! All great suggestions. Interesting about the software
    calculations...figured something may not have been accounted for in projected FG. Gotta kick
    the two kegs in the ke...

  • Posted in thread: Overshooting FG. What do you make of it? on 03-31-2012 at 04:49 AM
    The hydrometer readings were both taken at ~68 degrees after chilling and before kegging. Mash
    temps were between 150-153 using a thermometer that I've used before that measures boiling
    water at 212, ...

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