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Posted in thread: How to get the best hop aroma from flameout additions? on 05-14-2013 at 07:59 PM
I brewed 2 different 2.5 gal batches last week and both were FO only hop stands of 30
minutes.One batch was a 1.060 Red Ale with 3oz Centennial thrown in at 190 degrees,
stirred/whirpool every 5 min t...
Posted in thread: How to get the best hop aroma from flameout additions? on 05-13-2013 at 01:03 PM
I wonder if you heat the fermented beer to 150*F and did a 24 hour steep if it would be
different than dry hop flavor.It would be better to add a hop tea to your beer.
Posted in thread: Question about hop flavoring on 05-04-2013 at 01:35 PM
Try replacing your late boil hop additions with a flame out 30 min hop stand with the lid on,
it will keep all those good hop flavors trapped in your brew.
Posted in thread: Hop stand on 05-02-2013 at 01:52 PM
I've been experimenting with hop stands for my last 5 or so batches and really like the results
better than late boil additions. Just Kegged a 2.5 gal Pale Ale with the only hop addition
being 3 oz of...
Posted in thread: All Grain Vs BIAB - Pro's & Con's (5 Gal Batches) on 05-01-2013 at 12:35 PM
I don't sparge my full boil BIAB. Instead I leave the grains in after mashing and on my way to
the boil, pulling them out at 168F. Effectively a mash out. I figure the higher temps make the
Posted in thread: Step by step of my brewday: Doing a massive hop stand on 04-26-2013 at 01:46 PM
Any update? How'd it turn out?
Posted in thread: Need Help With My Ward Lab Water Profile on 04-26-2013 at 01:44 PM
Stupid me! You said you used a softener and I missed that.Using the techniques of the primer
will definitely get you going. Cutting 1:1 or 2:1 with RO (pre or post) will definitely cut the
Posted in thread: 2.5 gallon mini draft system - question on 04-25-2013 at 06:35 PM
If I wanted to put half a brew in this and bottle the rest, would I have to carbonate them
separate? Or could I just split the batch after I add the normal amount of bottling sugar?You
could split it....
Posted in thread: Need Help With My Ward Lab Water Profile on 04-25-2013 at 01:06 PM
Currently I'm getting 75-85% efficiency so maybe my PH is ok but I think I may look into it
Posted in thread: Need Help With My Ward Lab Water Profile on 04-25-2013 at 01:01 PM
That water was not too hard to begin with, but I expect that the softener is being used because
the water has either iron or manganese in it. Fortunately, the softened water does not have an
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