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    Help me diagnose my low efficiency on this brew

    Not sure how it's gonna work. This is the first time I've brewed basically totally sober and I screw up. Haha. What would be the recommended method for adding 1lb of sugar into the fermenter when it is already at desired volume? I'm assuming boil on stove with "x" amount of water and chill and...
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    Help me diagnose my low efficiency on this brew

    HAHAHAHAHAH I re-read the instructions and I totally forgot to add 1lb of table sugar.
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    Help me diagnose my low efficiency on this brew

    Brewed a belgian dark strong ale yesterday. Had the same LHBS crush the grains that ALWAYS crushes my grains. Mashed at 155'f. Follow Bobby_M's mash technique I split the remaining steps into two addition batches. (2.5 gal + 2.5 gal) which got me to my intended initial boil volume. I hit my...
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    What are you drinking now?

    Brandy & Eggnog.... MMM
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    What are you drinking now?

    North Coast Red Seal. Currently drinking a soda while I wait for family and friends to come over. Throwing a BBQ for 12 tonight. Kinda a pre-house warming house warming. There will be lots of beer consumed tonight, both home brew and retail craft/microbrews.
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Dirty Monk Belgian Dark Strong Ale

    Think I am going to run this as is. This was factoring a efficiency of 70% (on my part). I will do a 155'F mash and see how that turns out. Thanks.
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Dirty Monk Belgian Dark Strong Ale

    I plugged the recipe into BS and it comes up a little low on OG. it shoes 1.077OG and color at 17.3. What was the point of adding those ingredients at drop of krausen?
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Dirty Monk Belgian Dark Strong Ale

    Thinking about brewing this. What grain would you recommend increasing to eliminate the need for the step mash? I was thinking about upping the Pilsner 2-Row to 7lbs and the Vienna Malt to 6lbs... input?
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    What are you drinking now?

    Was at the local pub hanging with the owner/GM of Clown Shoes. Came home after a few pints to catch my Dad (visiting from out of town) in a rare form. He was wanting to sip on some alcohol and listen to music. I killed a bottle of wine myself so far and we are still going strong. What a great night!
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    What are you drinking now?

    I have so much in storage that it is easy to just add another. :D
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    What are you drinking now?

    Yeah I have my bottles down stairs. Didn't want to get them for exact quote. I still have my 2010 and 2009 to drink. Looking to do a vertical here shortly. I would have aged it myself. :mug:
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    What are you drinking now?

    You know you are drinking it VERY YOUNG. It says best after 08/2012
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    What are you drinking now?

    Snuck a quick 1/2 pint of Mohr Brewing Robust Porter. Stuff is sooooo good. Calling it a night.
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    What are you drinking now?

    Left Coast Red Seal. Love this beer.
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    What are you drinking now?

    Picked this up on a whim tonight. Seen it a few times and have passed. Glad I pulled the trigger as it is damn good.
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