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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-26-2008, 12:17 AM
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My only experience with this yeast saw my beer go...

My only experience with this yeast saw my beer go from 15*P to 2.5*P (roughly 1.060 to 1.010) at 65F in 3 weeks. I wouldn't call the results typical though as I have a friend who is a professional...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-19-2008, 01:12 AM
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Views: 4,280
Posted By bikegeek
When you say "Wyeast Saison" I'm assuming you...

When you say "Wyeast Saison" I'm assuming you mean 3724 (aka WLP565), correct? If so, get that temperature up around 90F if you can. I know pros who pitch this yeast at 90F and let it go with the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-09-2008, 06:51 PM
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Posted By bikegeek
Shouldn't be a problem with proper conditioning....

Shouldn't be a problem with proper conditioning. Iron Hill Brewery pitches "as soon as you can stick your finger in the wort and not get burned" (around 90F) and sees their tanks top 98F during...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-06-2008, 12:35 AM
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Posted By bikegeek
That's good advice for the Dupont strain (3724)....

That's good advice for the Dupont strain (3724). I know a local brewery who pitches at 90F and sees the tanks hit 98F+ before fermentation finishes. They follow with a 6 month bottle conditioning....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-04-2008, 09:10 PM
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Posted By bikegeek
Keep in mind that there are various methods for...

Keep in mind that there are various methods for calculating IBUs and that all of them are just estimates. I know that the Troegs method considers the perception of bitterness from flavor and aroma in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-24-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By bikegeek
Some co-workers and I had many beers with one of...

Some co-workers and I had many beers with one of Victory's brewers last week and I asked about Wild Devil during our midnight brewery tour. He said it was Hop Devil fermented with nothing but Brett.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,512
Posted By bikegeek
A coworker of mine just did a sour mash weiss. He...

A coworker of mine just did a sour mash weiss. He mashed as normal in his cooler, brought the temperature down to 120F, stirred in some crushed 2-row and screwed the lid on. After 3 days he sparged...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-22-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,475
Posted By bikegeek
1214 usually doesn't have problems finishing like...

1214 usually doesn't have problems finishing like WLP565 (W3724) is notorious for. If you want to try to add a second yeast to help things out, go with a neutral flavor yeast like W1056 and add it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-21-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,446
Posted By bikegeek
There is a graph in Farmhouse Ales that shows the...

There is a graph in Farmhouse Ales that shows the author's ferm. with 565 taking 20 to 30 days to finish.

I threw in a bit of WLP001 with the Styrians and after 2 weeks, ended up finishing around...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-21-2008, 12:20 AM
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Views: 14,475
Posted By bikegeek
Table sugar will work just fine. Add it late in...

Table sugar will work just fine. Add it late in the boil or dissolve it in a small amount of boiling water and add it to the wort at knockout. I've only done one extract saison and I used 1 lb of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-15-2008, 01:57 PM
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Posted By bikegeek
Looks like a pretty tasty saison recipe, but I...

Looks like a pretty tasty saison recipe, but I wouldn't expect it to taste much like Dupont. Dupont is made with 100% pilsner malt (last I heard) and a very distinctive house yeast. WLP565 would...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-31-2008, 07:35 PM
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Posted By bikegeek
I've seen descriptions of PranQster mention that...

I've seen descriptions of PranQster mention that they're using 2 yeasts for fermentation with no re-yeasting at bottling. I'd assume you've got a bit of both in the bottle, but the proportions of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-17-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By bikegeek
I think your FG will be within style guidelines...

I think your FG will be within style guidelines without the sugar, but if you want to add it, it will help dry the beer out a bit more. ma2brew's suggestion to boil it with some water and then cool...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,446
Posted By bikegeek
Well, it appears to be finished. Gravity is at...

Well, it appears to be finished. Gravity is at 1.012 and airlock activity has ceased. I'm throwing in some Styrian Goldings while it clears. The plan is to bottle next weekend with a bit of fresh...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-30-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,446
Posted By bikegeek
Great stuff folks, thanks! Interesting that...

Great stuff folks, thanks!

Interesting that Wyeast recommends starting it at 90 as that's exactly what I did last time and the final product was awful: way too peppery and lots of hot alcohol. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-30-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,446
Posted By bikegeek
Experiences w/ WLP565 (Saison I)

I've brewed with 565 before, but ran fermentation too hot, too soon and ended up with a beer that was barely drinkable. This time around I wanted to try to ramp up the temp a bit slower.

On...
Forum: General Techniques 04-14-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By bikegeek
Keep us posted celtic. I've been toying with...

Keep us posted celtic. I've been toying with brewing up a 16th c recipe that starts fermentation the same way: "when she setteth her drink together, she addeth...a handful of wheat flour, [then]...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-05-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By bikegeek
An important thing to consider is that the candi...

An important thing to consider is that the candi sugar used in belgian breweries is very different from the rocks available in most homebrew shops. Go for the syrups if you can get them. That said,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-05-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By bikegeek
The best source of info I've found on Saisons is...

The best source of info I've found on Saisons is the book Farmhouse Ales. It covers the history of the style, historic and current brewing techniques, the importance of the right yeast/fermentation...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-05-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 44,295
Posted By bikegeek
Given the Hobbits' professed love for good food...

Given the Hobbits' professed love for good food and drink I'm sure they would have discovered ways to produce the most desirable flavors in all their cooking and brewing. Perhaps they too would have...
Forum: General Techniques 03-16-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By bikegeek
Aaaah, I misunderstood.

Aaaah, I misunderstood.
Forum: General Techniques 03-16-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By bikegeek
Extracts tend to darken as you boil them. That's...

Extracts tend to darken as you boil them. That's why you'll often see recipes calling for a late extract addition.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-15-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By bikegeek
Weird. Every tripel I've ever had has been very...

Weird. Every tripel I've ever had has been very carbonated...well beyond the American beer standard of 2.6-2.7 volumes.

Most Belgian beers carb high. For comparison, Troegs carbs at 2.65 volumes...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-12-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,047
Posted By bikegeek
Enough Weyermann Munich Amber extract to get your...

Enough Weyermann Munich Amber extract to get your gravity up in the range of 1.048 - 1.056
Steep a bit of Carafa Special II (~1/2 pound) for color.

Use German hops, and aim for around 20 IBU...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-12-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,187
Posted By bikegeek
I had a request for a "coors lite-type beer" for...

I had a request for a "coors lite-type beer" for my sister's wedding. Folks were raving about the kolsch I delivered.
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