Last Activity:12-10-2013 6:42 PM
Posted in thread: Belgian White- Lemon zest or no? on 12-06-2013 at 03:21 AM
I used the zest of 1 lemon (along with zest of 3 oranges) in a wit once and although it added a
nice citrus dimension, it stood out too much. I would use 1/2 lemon next time.
Posted in thread: WLP665 Flemish Ale Blend on 11-28-2013 at 05:47 PM
I checked mine after 9 months and it is at 1013, down 3 more points in 4 months. It is taking
on a nice winey essence but still needs more acidity. Will check again after the first of the
year. I'm st...
Posted in thread: Weyermann Cara Red, anyone have experience? on 11-28-2013 at 04:11 PM
My favorite adjunct combo for "red" beers is a half pound each of carared, caramunich II and
melanoidin (for 11 lb. batch). This results in about 17 SRM for me. If I really want to pump up
the malt fl...
Posted in thread: Denver Water Profile on 11-25-2013 at 05:03 AM
Right on. I'll let my water sit over night and from what beer smith and brewers friend suggest
I'm going add 2g gypsum and .5 gram calcium chloride. We will see what happens...to be honest
this whole ...
Posted in thread: Denver Water Profile on 11-24-2013 at 02:10 AM
I live in Arvada, CO with similar water. I add equal parts (by weight) calcium chloride and
gypsum to achieve ~100 ppm calcium. I've played around with different ratios and find 50:50
works best for a...
Posted in thread: out of dat WlP665 on 11-23-2013 at 04:51 PM
I had been hanging on to a vial of WLP644 with a date of Aug 5, kept in the fridge. I made a
500ml starter a few weeks ago that fermented out very well with much yeast sediment after one
week. I think...
Posted in thread: Kegerator owners, how many taps? on 11-15-2013 at 02:26 AM
5 taps + 2 cobras for soursBelgian paleIPAStoutHefeBelgian QuadOrval-inspired ale2-1/2 year old
Brett C Scottish ale
Posted in thread: Need help fixing Orval-inspired beer on 11-12-2013 at 01:56 PM
I've read about Brett acting different under pressure also. Maybe I won't vent it. At least now
that it's kegged I have an easy way of tasting it along the way!
Posted in thread: Need help fixing Orval-inspired beer on 11-09-2013 at 05:31 AM
I'll give #3 a shot. Any chance the brett is still active? Just wondering if I can expect
further flavor development from the brett.
Posted in thread: Need help fixing Orval-inspired beer on 11-08-2013 at 09:09 PM
I brewed this beer using Bastogne yeast for primary and Brett B for secondary. After 3 months
the beer was tasting nice, so I dry hopped with 2 oz of Slovenian Bobeck (similar to Styrian