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Forum: Introductions 08-15-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
Mead takes much longer to make than beer. I got...

Mead takes much longer to make than beer. I got my start in fermentation with Mead and quickly realized that in the time it takes mead to be ready (It's done when it says its done) I could brew...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 08-09-2014, 05:35 AM
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what ever their California ale (west coast ale)...

what ever their California ale (west coast ale) yeast is.
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 08-09-2014, 05:35 AM
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it would be a completely different beer and not...

it would be a completely different beer and not even close to an Irish red. Although a 100% Munich does make a great red lager as well as an american amber of hopped aggressively
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 08-06-2014, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
you'll still make a great beer. this recipe is...

you'll still make a great beer. this recipe is very forgiving. Notty is a good alternative yeast. Not as clean as US-05 or WLP-001 but still a good choice. adding the honey at the beginning of boil...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 08-06-2014, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
glad ya gave this another shot. you won't be...

glad ya gave this another shot. you won't be disappointed
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 07-24-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
the caraaroma and melanoidin malts provide the...

the caraaroma and melanoidin malts provide the color as well as malty aroma. Trust me.. I added the honey as a simple ABV boost; 1lb of honey won't add to the color and very little if any flavor. In...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 07-17-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
it does age well... so maybe giving it a little...

it does age well... so maybe giving it a little extra time will help.
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 07-17-2014, 01:03 AM
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Posted By Mysticmead
since the honey is really there just to boost the...

since the honey is really there just to boost the abv a little, leaving it, out as you have seen, still makes a damn good beer
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 05-31-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
US-05 works great for this.. notty will work too...

US-05 works great for this.. notty will work too but might leave it a little sweeter. If you already have the notty on hand use it. The beer will still turn out great. if you have purchased the yeast...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 05-30-2014, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Mysticmead
the difference would be the crystal 120 instead...

the difference would be the crystal 120 instead of caraaroma.. carafoam and carapils are the same thing.
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 05-27-2014, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
never dump a batch unless its infected beyond...

never dump a batch unless its infected beyond hope... this could be a great tasting light irish red!
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 05-27-2014, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Mysticmead
you need to determine the boil off rate for your...

you need to determine the boil off rate for your equipment. then setup you equipment in beersmith. The gravity should be MUCH higher. What efficiency percentage did you use in Beersmith?

When I...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 05-24-2014, 12:07 AM
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Posted By Mysticmead
looks great!! enjoy!

looks great!! enjoy!
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 05-16-2014, 01:00 AM
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Posted By Mysticmead
looking good!

looking good!
Forum: DIY Projects 05-15-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
yep...sure is. and its showing the simplicity of...

yep...sure is. and its showing the simplicity of BIAB 1 pot and a grain bag... that's it for BIAB All Grain Brewing..
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 05-13-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
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12.0 oz Caraaroma (130.0 SRM) Grain
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Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2014, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
Biab ftw!

Biab ftw!
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 04-27-2014, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
WLP001 is what I originally used for this......

WLP001 is what I originally used for this... US-05 is what I use now... liquid yeast has gotten way to expensive
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 04-20-2014, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
there can be CO2 in solution.. nothing to worry...

there can be CO2 in solution.. nothing to worry about and this is a prime example of why airlock activity isn't a goo indicator of fermentation taking place. Now, personally, I leave it in primary...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 04-18-2014, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
is it carbed at all? and did you shake the crap...

is it carbed at all? and did you shake the crap out of it until you no longer heard CO2 flowing into the keg? more than once (can take a few times before is saturated)?
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 04-17-2014, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
shake the crap out if it

shake the crap out if it
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 04-17-2014, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
what temp? also try shaking the crap out of the...

what temp? also try shaking the crap out of the keg... you should hear CO2 flowing as you shake. stop shaking when the CO2 does flow anymore

btw.. I carb it at serving temp.
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 04-17-2014, 04:03 AM
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Posted By Mysticmead
I usually shoot for 2.3-2.4

I usually shoot for 2.3-2.4
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 04-13-2014, 04:30 AM
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Posted By Mysticmead
glad you you liked it!

glad you you liked it!
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 04-10-2014, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Mysticmead
as per the style, hop aroma and flavor should be...

as per the style, hop aroma and flavor should be neutral. that said, I made it a little hoppier than the style guidelines.
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