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Forum: General Techniques 01-24-2011, 02:45 PM
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Posted By alcibiades
Temperature and Dry Hopping

I know that temperature affects the aroma and flavor of dryhopping, but can a much lower temperature act as a way to prevent the "grassiness" of dry hopping for too long.

For example, can I dry...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-14-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,284
Posted By alcibiades
keep it with no crystal, or just add a few ounces...

keep it with no crystal, or just add a few ounces of crystal 10. I like the non-malty IPA idea.

i would add a tiny 60 min addition, i find it helps with a "hop backbone."
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,876
Posted By alcibiades
i mash low, around 150. grain bill is...

i mash low, around 150.

grain bill is mostly pilsner malt, some 2 row, crystal 10, and usually a pound or two of munich. OG at 1.075

combination of citra and amarillo, for 80 or so IBU

I've...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,876
Posted By alcibiades
Dont Put Dark Munich in an IPA!

Put just 5 oz of Gambrinus Dark Munich in my 10 gallon batch of usually light IPA, figuring it would be like a pound of regular munich. It has a totally different flavor, and dominates with sickly...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-06-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By alcibiades
thats a good deal if it is in decent shape.

thats a good deal if it is in decent shape.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By alcibiades
I'd mash between 148 and 150.

I'd mash between 148 and 150.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-15-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By alcibiades
let it sit and settle. from my experience...

let it sit and settle. from my experience chocolate beers change greatly over time.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-15-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,332
Posted By alcibiades
your first plan would definitely work, and...

your first plan would definitely work, and probably add amazing flavor and aroma. It's basically a hop back system.

I've never heard of anybody doing your second plan. Might be unprecedentedly...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-15-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By alcibiades
absolutely. look up "brew in a bag" or "stove top...

absolutely. look up "brew in a bag" or "stove top brewing" or "BIAB"

All you need is a big nylon bag and crushed grain.

I've made dozens of batches using a single 7.5 gallon turkey fryer...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 12-04-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By alcibiades
whats up with utah? i also tried a brewery called...

whats up with utah? i also tried a brewery called "epic" from utah the other week, and it was amazing.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 12-03-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By alcibiades
Uinta Brewing, Detour IIPA

Wow, this is a 9.5% monster that is extremely well-hopped. Not too malty, big hop flavor, smack your face aroma. Comes in a corked 750ml as well. I just picked this up on a whim, having never heard...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,811
Posted By alcibiades
the anticipation is killing me

the anticipation is killing me
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-02-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By alcibiades
why the chocolate malt?

why the chocolate malt?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-01-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,389
Posted By alcibiades
s-05 can do it easily up to 11%. But you might...

s-05 can do it easily up to 11%. But you might have problems bottle conditioning if you get too much higher in the ABV. I would keg just to be safe.

centennial for citrusy, chinook for piney,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-01-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By alcibiades
throw some coriander in that joint. why not? its...

throw some coriander in that joint. why not? its the apocalypse

stick with the t-58, or its liquid equivalent. Belgian flavors are key if you are making a mutant.

honestly though, ur recipe...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-30-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By alcibiades
If you manage to avoid oxidation and/or hot side...

If you manage to avoid oxidation and/or hot side aeration issues (mixing up at 100 F), then I think this would work fine. keep us posted!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-30-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By alcibiades
btw, i hate you for being so close to south...

btw, i hate you for being so close to south street brewery in cville.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-30-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By alcibiades
too much crystal :) seriously though, I...

too much crystal :)


seriously though, I think .44 lb chocolate malt is a bit too much for what you are going for. I would use a quarter pound, you dont want to make it too porter-like.

I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-30-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,575
Posted By alcibiades
coffee porter and pumpkin ale = pumpkin spice...

coffee porter and pumpkin ale = pumpkin spice latte


effing awesome!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-29-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,662
Posted By alcibiades
The reason there might be disagreement over him...

The reason there might be disagreement over him is because he has his good days and bad days. I've seen him be a complete d-bag, and completely full of BS with his homebrew advice, but I've seen him...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-21-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By alcibiades
fresh hop or dry? remember, if using fresh hops,...

fresh hop or dry? remember, if using fresh hops, you need to add 5 times the amount you would dry.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-20-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By alcibiades
look up stone levitation ale

look up stone levitation ale
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By alcibiades
if its a 5 gallon pot or less, immersion in an...

if its a 5 gallon pot or less, immersion in an ice bath is fine. Might take an hour, but better than nothing (well, you might actually want to look up "no chill brewing" on the search engine here...)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By alcibiades
the roasted barley might overpower everything. I...

the roasted barley might overpower everything. I would stick with pale chocolate malt, and maybe some carafa III for color. you can boil the pumpkin the whole 60 min too, thats what I do and my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-12-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By alcibiades
which hop for pale ale??

I've got Willamete, Czech Saaz, and German Northern Brewer. Which one do I use for a light, but hop forward pale ale? I'd like to use just one hop type, but I'm open to whatever.


Malt bill will...
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