I'm looking for a Begian style ale thats not very dark but that has a 8.5% ABV+. if anybody has had Dragonmeads Final absolution(its a local detroit brewery) i'm looking for something similar. Someting with a red/amber color would be perfect. i believe its a belgian tripple.
So i guess for now on i'll just turn it as low as it goes once it 10 degrees below the target temp and watch it closley. I just couldn't figure out when to turb the burnewr down and wasn't sure how critical it was to stay at the temp and how high or low it could be from it.
when i'm steeping grains I seem to have some trouble getting it right at the tempature it needs or holding it at that temp. If i wanted to steep at say 150 degrees about what temp should i start turning the temp down. and are there any tricks to getting the right tempature you want.
I have a porter in my primary that I'm about ready to rack to the secondary either tonight or tomorrow. My question is will it turn out ok if I add vanilla extract to it at the time I rack it to the secondary. Also how much vanilla should I put it i don't want it to be to strong of a vanilla...
I would like to get a keg for brewing. Where do you guys get the kegs from. I'm assuming that you guys just cut the top off of them and add a ball valve on the bottom with a high temp gasket. am i right?