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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: Dry or Liquid yeast for yeast starter for IPA on 11-05-2014 at 06:47 PM
    Looks good, except I chill the wort in the pan/pot, before pourng into the flask, it cools
    faster.Also, I usually step up the starters and harvest a pint for future brews.Starters are
    for Liquid and h...

  • Posted in thread: How Long is Too Long / How Short is Too Short on 09-26-2014 at 11:27 PM
    Not to start the argument, but i have found my IPA's are best at: 2-1-32 weeks Primary, 1 week
    in the bottle at room temp, and then ALL the bottles go into the fridge to preserve the flavor
    and aroma....

  • Posted in thread: Wort chill best tips on 09-26-2014 at 12:51 AM
    I live in AZ where the tap water is 85-90.I use a submersible fountain pump, and recirculate
    ice water thru my IC.I get 6 gals down to 60 degrees in about 15-20 minutes with about 15 lbs

  • Posted in thread: My IPAs are...meh. on 08-27-2014 at 12:39 AM
    My IPA's were meh.... about 10 batches ago.After I started using 100% RO, with Gypsum and CaCl
    additions, they are OK.Adding more Hops, hop stand, etc. helped, but still just OKPitch (2)
    packs of rehy...

  • Posted in thread: Boiling wort "here" then pitching yeast "there" on 01-16-2014 at 06:00 PM
    Why not Brew, Ferment and Package here, then ship to NO to condition ?Whether un fermented
    wort, filled bottles or keg. Still gotta ship it, right ?

  • Posted in thread: Temp control...for cold weather on 01-12-2014 at 03:45 PM
    I use the water filled tub as mention. I live in Phoenix and right now the tub water sits at
    about 60 degrees untouched. So I use an aquarium heater to keep it a little warmer.Sent from my
    SCH-I535 us...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling bucket vs plastic carboy for primary fermenting on 01-10-2014 at 02:31 PM
    I gather you will not need the bottling bucket to bottle any of the 3 batches fermenting ?

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-06-2014 at 02:48 PM
    In, please

  • Posted in thread: New mash tun on 01-05-2014 at 12:44 AM
    I would use at least 3 gal (especially if what you're adding is cooler than strike temp) but I
    haven't tried enough vols to know for sure.Don't need to waste water to preheat, just heat
    you're mash wa...

  • Posted in thread: How much beer can I expect to lose to trub? on 01-03-2014 at 07:07 PM
    I am planning on using pellet hops, 2 oz. total for dry hopping and 4 oz. total for the boil.So
    it seems like 1/2 gallon is a safe expectation on what i'll lose? Should I scale the recipe to
    account f...


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