Last Activity:11-07-2013 8:53 PM
Posted in thread: Wild Brew Take 2 on 08-05-2013 at 12:12 AM
SWild Brew Take 1: This past spring I took my first shot at brewing a wild ale. I took some
left over 2nd runnings from a Hefewiezen put it in a jar and left it out on my deck for a
couple of days. It...
Posted in thread: Hop Schedule Question on 08-03-2013 at 05:05 AM
2 oz of Chinook at 60?!? Holy moley, that's a sharp bitterness! You can say that again!!! It's
a real hop slap in the face but that is the way I like it. I have used 2 oz of Chinook in a lot
of my IPA...
Posted in thread: Hop Schedule Question on 08-03-2013 at 04:28 AM
Thanks for the response. I think the question that I am trying to ask is not if the overall
bitterness will change but by changing the hop schedule can I achieve a more 3-dimensional hop
Posted in thread: Hop Schedule Question on 08-03-2013 at 02:43 AM
Hi Everyone - I have question about hop schedules. When I brew IPA's I generally put in a
generous amount of hops at distinct points in the boil, usually at 60, 30 & 15 minutes. I have
noticed that al...
Posted in thread: C4 IPA (Chinook, Cascade, Centennial and Citra) on 07-13-2013 at 08:13 PM
Hi Henry - I think this recipe looks good. I just finished brewing an IPA that is really close
your recipe, except in my recipe I had corn sugar where you have Vienna malt. My brew really
dried out an...
Posted in thread: Quick fermenting question on 06-30-2013 at 10:28 PM
I have found that primary fermentation wraps up in 7 - 10 days if brewing an ale. I usually
wait 3 weeks when fermenting lagers in the low 50's. I think that 30 days is excessive, it's
Posted in thread: Hops on the Ground on 06-30-2013 at 02:11 PM
So here in the Boston area we have been getting a ridculous amount of rain this year. Yesterday
my hop trellis finally gave up, between the soft ground and wind load it fell over. This
trellis had bee...
Posted in thread: Reducing IPA FG on 06-16-2013 at 03:09 PM
Hi everyone - I'm getting ready to brew an Imperial IPA. I would like this beer to have a dry
finish. I have set up my recipe to have an OG of 1.085. When I put the recipe into the Brewers
Posted in thread: 2013 Hop garden photo thread on 06-07-2013 at 10:21 PM
My hops are getting some good growth this year. We have been getting plenty of rain here in
Massachusetts.Trellis 1 (3rd Year): Centennial, EKG, Magnum, Wild ClusterTrellis 2 (2nd Year):
Posted in thread: 2012 hops harvest on 09-03-2012 at 02:49 AM
I have almost finished harvesting my hops for the year. The big winner was my first year
Columbus which produced 1 lb (wet) --> 4.75oz (dry)2nd year Magnum: .25oz dry2nd year
Centennial: 1.3 oz dry2nd...