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  • Wife gave me a Beginners kit for Christmas. The folks at What Ale's Ya are a big help
  • Porter, Brown Ale, Basic Saison, Rye Saison, Belgian IPA, Dubel, Tripel
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  • Posted in thread: Fermenting ipa.. Question on racking and dry hop timing. on 04-07-2016 at 07:18 PM
    Secondary is unnecessary, unless you're planning on re-using the yeast. There's no rush to get
    the beer "off the yeast cake" unless you're talking about leaving it for literally several
    months.This is...

  • Posted in thread: Why do they say to add the wort chiller so late? on 01-14-2016 at 11:07 PM
    I've been doing Hop stands, so i don't add the chiller to the boil because I cover the pot
    during the hop stand periodAfter the hop stand period, I just spray the chiller down with
    Starsan and then dr...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 01-07-2016 at 11:00 PM
    I use the paint strainer bags from HD.I use 2-3 oz in a 1 gal bag. Tie with fishing line and
    drop it in.I don't move the keg again once I seal it up and place it in the fridge.The first
    pint or two ar...

  • Posted in thread: Propane Tank Life on 11-05-2015 at 11:25 PM
    Weigh your tank full. Subtract the empty tank weight, which should be scribed into the tank
    handle.Weigh your tank before and after each brew to determine how much you use.I average about
    3.8 lbs per ...

  • Posted in thread: HomebrewSupply Recipe Giveaway on 11-04-2015 at 10:00 PM
    Me please, Imperial IPA- All grain recipe kit.

  • Posted in thread: Early Morning Brews on 09-22-2015 at 04:06 PM
    I lit flame-on my mash water for an IPA at 3:00 am last Saturday. At the end of the IPA boil,
    (6:30 am) I dough'd in a Porter mash.Just after I finished up and pitched the IPA, I starting
    draining the...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hop - Bucket Fermentor on 06-25-2015 at 10:18 PM
    Thanks! I think I'll try that this time around(or the next). I have a downstairs bathroom with
    a tub that's never used. It stays pretty cool down there all day too. Sounds like if I do that
    a day or t...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hop - Bucket Fermentor on 06-24-2015 at 09:35 PM
    Coldcrashing helps in settling down the beer. I don't use gelatin or anything to clear my
    beers, only coldcrash and it is very effective but alas, not perfect. It is an easy step if you
    have the space...

  • Posted in thread: IPA Recipe Critique on 05-20-2015 at 10:41 PM
    my personal tastes says that's not overly sweet. anything above that does start to get on the
    sweet side, for sure. the other question is how well are you carbonating them? are you using a
    priming cal...

  • Posted in thread: IPA Recipe Critique on 05-20-2015 at 10:18 PM
    if that's the case, then the fix isn't necessarily to add sugar. like others have said you
    could just as easily just mash lower. another approach if it's too sweet is to bump up the IBUs
    slightly more...