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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2014, 05:34 PM
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It's the most stubborn yeast ever. It absolutely...

It's the most stubborn yeast ever. It absolutely refuses to drop on its own even when cold conditioned for a very lengthy amount of time. Filter or fine it if you need it soon and/or clear. I'd...
Forum: General Techniques 09-07-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
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Open beersmith, select the dilution tool from the...

Open beersmith, select the dilution tool from the 'tools' drop down. Problem solved.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
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Iodine actually stains purple/black in the...

Iodine actually stains purple/black in the presence of starches. That would indicate conversion had NOT taken place. When added to the wort, iodine should maintain its normal color if conversion...
Forum: General Techniques 04-13-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,720
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Larger R.O systems are frequently used at the...

Larger R.O systems are frequently used at the breweries around me. This is primarily for bicarbonate and sodium reduction. Phosphoric acid is commonly used as well (on almost every beer style that is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-18-2012, 06:01 PM
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Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, and Galaxy. ...

Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, and Galaxy. I've got some Mosaic on the way so we'll see how that goes, I've got high hopes for that hop based on everything I've read.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-15-2012, 04:50 AM
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Are those temperatures ambient or actual? If you...

Are those temperatures ambient or actual? If you are measuring ambient the odds are good that the temp in the fermenter is higher than the ambient temperature by at least a few degrees.

It...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-07-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
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I reserve the right to modify this post as the...

I reserve the right to modify this post as the year is not over, but so far it goes something like:

The Alchemist - Heady Topper
Cigar City - Jai Alai
Three Floyds - Arctic Panzer Wolf
Petrus -...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-25-2012, 02:32 PM
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Foothills are pretty tight lipped about that...

Foothills are pretty tight lipped about that particular beer. There's a decent amount of information out there on hoppyum and If you email the brewery they will provide some help with that recipe. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-18-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
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Foothills brewing company in NC brewed a pumpkin...

Foothills brewing company in NC brewed a pumpkin ale that used Kit Kats and Candy Corn as adjuncts.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-17-2012, 12:16 AM
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Too much crystal not enough dark chocolate. If...

Too much crystal not enough dark chocolate. If you are worried about the chocolate being too roasty sub it out for english pale chocolate which is a smoother roasted malt.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-15-2012, 02:32 AM
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According to what I've read, oxygenation of the...

According to what I've read, oxygenation of the wort isn't super neccessary with fermentis dry yeasts. However, I aerate quite well during chilling and funnel into the carboy through a mesh filter. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-16-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
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Mash temps and boil length my friend.

Mash temps and boil length my friend.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-12-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
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Amber malt is not a crystal malt. It is a...

Amber malt is not a crystal malt. It is a roasted malt that provides a strong and unique bread crust/cocoa/biscuit flavor. I wouldn't call melanoidin a crystal malt either, though it does increase...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-03-2012, 05:44 PM
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Roth Conscription IPA. Easily the worst thing I...

Roth Conscription IPA. Easily the worst thing I have ever tried.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-27-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 103
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Sours...expensive and delicious, also one of the...

Sours...expensive and delicious, also one of the styles I haven't gotten around to brewing yet. I tend to drop a fair amount of coin on limited release IPAs as well.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-03-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,800
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I got a phone call in the middle of the night...

I got a phone call in the middle of the night three and a half years ago. My friends wife had left him and he was incrediably upset. I sent a mutual friend to get him (a 6 hour round trip). A week...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-03-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 63
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Berliner weisse, bitters (ordinary/best/extra...

Berliner weisse, bitters (ordinary/best/extra special), baltic porter, roggenbier, and rauchbier. All of these are amazing styles of beer that I can't find enough examples of. I work in a bottle...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 09-01-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By KraphtBier
I've got some on the shelf right now here in NC

I've got some on the shelf right now here in NC
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-22-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By KraphtBier
thats an awesome freebie! do let us know the...

thats an awesome freebie! do let us know the results of your experiments.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-22-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By KraphtBier
European noble hops or their american derived...

European noble hops or their american derived cousins. Crystal, Liberty, Mt. Hood all come to mind for american noble-esque hops. The european usual suspects would be Hallertau, Tettnanger, Saaz...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-15-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,156
Posted By KraphtBier
I've chased the perfect APA/IPA for many years...

I've chased the perfect APA/IPA for many years now. I have moved to a recipe very similar to the one used by permo and find myself to be extremely pleased with the results. I don't really like...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-15-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By KraphtBier
Brewed today. Got 83% efficiency and ended up...

Brewed today. Got 83% efficiency and ended up with an og of 1.059. Final recipe was:

9lbs Maris Otter
10oz C75
8oz Amber Malt
2oz English Chocolate

0.5oz Warrior @ 75
0.5oz EKG and 0.5oz...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-15-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,383
Posted By KraphtBier
first wort hop. do a search and you'll find a...

first wort hop. do a search and you'll find a plethora of information about the technique
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-14-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By KraphtBier
up your amount of vienna relative to base malt...

up your amount of vienna relative to base malt (~10-20% vienna) and use around a half pound of victory or even better, amber malt if you can get it. This will get you a lovely toasty base to work...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-12-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
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I served a keg of Blue Moon caramel apple for an...

I served a keg of Blue Moon caramel apple for an event at the bar I work at, NOT good. If you feel like taking a swing at something with a caramel apple flavor then go for it. However my...
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