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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-23-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,142
Posted By gbx
looks yummy but what is with the name "1945...

looks yummy but what is with the name "1945 mild"?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-22-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By gbx
I would go with the 005 as it will give some...

I would go with the 005 as it will give some fruity english esters and be a completely different beer than the first batch. At best nottingham is a clean fermenter and won't be too different than...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-19-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,089
Posted By gbx
Yes I don't see why anyone would waste their time...

Yes I don't see why anyone would waste their time with liquid 001 or 1056 when there is US05 but nobody has put out a decent dry English yeast yet - Its not worth wasting a brew day only to dump...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,198
Posted By gbx
Unless you have incredibly alkaline water, I...

Unless you have incredibly alkaline water, I doubt it has anything to do with your water and is more likely related to your crush. I know from experience you do not NEED to add any brewing salts...
Forum: Brew Science 06-12-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By gbx
When it comes to brewing, doing something because...

When it comes to brewing, doing something because it is "traditional" is often the worst thing you can do. Its just a marketing buzzword put on beer labels and in style descriptions to make...
Forum: General Techniques 06-10-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,498
Posted By gbx
Wheat is huskless and prone to stuck mashes or...

Wheat is huskless and prone to stuck mashes or just bad run off. Add another pound of grain to compensate for the lowered efficiency when you brew with wheat. Unless you are going to brew a lot of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By gbx
Basic Brewing Radio/BYO magazine did this back in...

Basic Brewing Radio/BYO magazine did this back in January 2012. http://www.basicbrewing.com/index.php?page=basic-brewing-brew-your-own-experiments
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By gbx
Compared to other strains the give delicious...

Compared to other strains the give delicious banana and clove flavours, a weizen fermented with windsor will have a disgusting musty mold taste.

I'm sure the only reason they write that on the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-07-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By gbx
I don't think the 510 has brett in it. I've...

I don't think the 510 has brett in it. I've pitched orval dregs directly in secondary and it will build up some nice brett character.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,870
Posted By gbx
[QUOTE=Jes2xu;6174232] Unfortunately I'm going to...

[QUOTE=Jes2xu;6174232] Unfortunately I'm going to have to sub out most of the ingredients as I can't get my hands on them here. /QUOTE]

What ingredients are you missing? Maybe we can help with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,870
Posted By gbx
Yeah but 25 vs 48 what? the units have no...

Yeah but 25 vs 48 what? the units have no meaning until you've brewed a few batches with formula.

Just brew the recipe as written the first time and then decide how you want to adjust it. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,870
Posted By gbx
The FWH will contribute slightly higher bittering...

The FWH will contribute slightly higher bittering than a 60min addition (assuming you are boiling for 60mins). Don't stress out too much over the calculated IBUs or anything else the software is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By gbx
I hate the suggestions because they always seem...

I hate the suggestions because they always seem misguided. They should just say "DMS noted" and assume the brewer has access to the internet or a copy of How to Brew and can look up the causes and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,713
Posted By gbx
....no Lemp but its a great book though and you...

....no Lemp but its a great book though and you should buy it. It focuses primarily on English styles (stout, porter, pale ales, milds, browns, etc) with a few recipe from continental europe. On...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-28-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,870
Posted By gbx
I found a six-pack that I had bottled off the keg...

I found a six-pack that I had bottled off the keg and decided to enter it in 8B Special Bitter in the local comp. 2 score sheets. Here are the scores and overall impressions.



Not too bad all...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-27-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By gbx
Its going to be more than that. It will probably...

Its going to be more than that. It will probably finish in the 1.002-1.005 range and be at least a respectable 2% :P
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By gbx
I approximate the needed pitch size based off the...

I approximate the needed pitch size based off the pitching rate calculator. I have never gone longer than 4 weeks because the yeast starts to look sketchy and its not worth the risk to me. I too...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-27-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By gbx
Figure out what went wrong and rebrew. Don't try...

Figure out what went wrong and rebrew. Don't try to rescue it, its only 2 gallons. Just let it ride and see how it tastes. It could be an interesting India Red Session Ale and its gonna be so easy...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-27-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By gbx
A couple weeks is probably fine. If I was going...

A couple weeks is probably fine. If I was going to go through the trouble of making a starter, I just start a fresh pack and know it was clean.

On brew day, take the harvested yeast out of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By gbx
I use starsan in the S shaped bubbler airlocks. ...

I use starsan in the S shaped bubbler airlocks. During an active high krausen ferment, there would be 3 inches of star san foam blowing out the top of the air lock and running down the outside of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-21-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By gbx
If I could only have one base malt, it would be a...

If I could only have one base malt, it would be a pilsner malt. You can always add specialty malts like munich or biscuit for the styles that need it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-21-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By gbx
wy3068 and wy1318 are the 2 easiest yeast to top...

wy3068 and wy1318 are the 2 easiest yeast to top crop. The krausen will sit around for days after fermentation is done. I've missed the "proper" time to crop and skimmed it on day 7 (full of crud...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-21-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By gbx
I think there is a bit about top cropping on this...

I think there is a bit about top cropping on this brewing tv ep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9xT8DHOZFE At its most basic, just sanitize a ladle and some mason jars and scoop it in at high...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-19-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By gbx
Mead is a cool idea too but read the zythophile...

Mead is a cool idea too but read the zythophile post I linked to. All of those beers (big barley wines, burton ales and IRS) were brewed and packaged on "primitive" systems with questionable...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By gbx
a 21 year old beer is a baby compared to some of...

a 21 year old beer is a baby compared to some of these http://zythophile.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/an-1875-arctic-ale-tasting/

brew as big as you can (OG > 1.110). Avoid styles dependant on hop...
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