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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2009, 07:53 PM
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I'd say go either Munich or Vienna, but not both....

I'd say go either Munich or Vienna, but not both. I usually do Vienna in my APA's and Munich in my IPA's, it helps differentiate the profile between the two if you drank them side by side.

Aside...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By sc1584
Let it go. I used to rack out of primary after 7...

Let it go. I used to rack out of primary after 7 days or so. Then I started letting batches go 14-18 days in primary. The beer clears way faster and easier, and reaches its taste peak much much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-21-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By sc1584
Give it more time, my first few extract beers...

Give it more time, my first few extract beers were awful at the timeframe you're talking about - watery, off-tasting, and uncarbonated. Once the carbonation hits the right level, the watery flat...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-20-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By sc1584
I brew in a condo in Southie using the following...

I brew in a condo in Southie using the following dirt-cheap but highly effective setup:

-Mash tun: I use 2 kettles, both 20 qts, on the stovetop for mashing. I split my grain bill in half into two...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-19-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,732
Posted By sc1584
The starter is your friend with liquid yeast,...

The starter is your friend with liquid yeast, repeat after me, the starter is your friend. It's not difficult and once you make one and see the difference, you will be hooked.

I can taste a clear...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-18-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,299
Posted By sc1584
I just sampled the first couple bottles of a pale...

I just sampled the first couple bottles of a pale ale I did 3 weeks ago (2 weeks primary, 1 week in bottles) and it's delicious already. The grain bill is simple so it doesn't need much aging. The...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-18-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,554
Posted By sc1584
I agree Conpewter, the bag is a great...

I agree Conpewter, the bag is a great simplification for all-grain brewers regardless of the terminology or how many vessels are used.

If I can hit 78% consistently using the bag sparge in the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-18-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,554
Posted By sc1584
I routinely get 78% efficiency with a 60 minute...

I routinely get 78% efficiency with a 60 minute mash at 154, 10 minute sparge at 170, doughing in with 1.25 quarts/lb of grain.

I usually put 8 gallons through the process for a 10 lb grain bill...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,952
Posted By sc1584
Not in MA you won't....they don't distribute...

Not in MA you won't....they don't distribute here, it's frustrating. It's virtually 100% unavailable in MA, I think all of New England actually, although I've heard rumors you can find it in western...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-28-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By sc1584
I brewed a pale ale at 1.051 on Friday night and...

I brewed a pale ale at 1.051 on Friday night and pitched a large starter of washed yeast cake from my last brew late-night at around 60 degrees F, and had airlock bubbles by bedtime at 1:30am. The...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,677
Posted By sc1584
I've got an amber ale in primary right now,...

I've got an amber ale in primary right now, sitting in my kitchen in a bare bones swamp cooler. My ambient apartment temp averages out around 80-83 during the day, 75 at night. My wort has not gone...
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