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    What are you drinking now?

    Michelob amber "fake" bock. pretty tasty despite being a simple thin beer! received a case for recent birthday and NO beer goes ignored in my house, well maybe bud lite, Miller, coors, heineken, etc! Still in mourning over the demise of terrapin double rye ipa, and it's been years... sniff!
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    Imperial Porter recipe

    if wanting a different imp porter, skip the overload of hops, substitute half of your crystal 90 with Simpson's drc. yeah I'm just not a huge hop guy. drc us nice stuff.
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    Caribou Slobber

    Probably drinking mud in a cup! I met a guy in nyc who said old rasputin was a bit watery.... i told him to stop trying new beers after major dental work! I think the ones saying drool is watery simply ADDED too much water!
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    Caribou Slobber

    This beer has an amazing 568 reviews on NB with only a few negative. Most bad saying it's watery or yeast problems. I prefer buying my own ingredients so i can tweak recipe. I stopped using black patent some time ago, sub with German Carafa Special Type III Fingers crossed! Original. NB...
  5. spark

    What are you drinking now?

    yep!
  6. spark

    So who's brewing this weekend?

    Started a 2.5 gallon chocolate rye pale ale. Extract with speeping gains. 7.17% abv. Think it will be nice. Gonna try my hand at BIAB after the new year if home by then, I believe I'll enjoy that. Cheers!
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    Brewing software suggestions?

    Brewer'sfriend.com
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    Software and boil, Ibu question. 2.5 gallon batches

    Thanks for ALL of the tips guys, had not thought of those things! will give it all a try. I believe i've concluded that none of the software out there is set up to do recipes very accurately with 2.5 gallon batches, especially with the methods i want to try. tricky on ibu's since i want to try...
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    Software and boil, Ibu question. 2.5 gallon batches

    Thanks for reply I appreciate all help! Wondering if anyone can answer my questions about the software values i have attached as screenshot? Yeah not sure why i wrote ph levels, i think using a pound or less grain for steeps it doesn't matter so much. But after much reading a while back I...
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    Brewing software suggestions?

    Beer smith has a 30 day free trial śo give it a go!
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    Software and boil, Ibu question. 2.5 gallon batches

    First of all, hello! I brew 2.5 gal batches. Have always steeped speciality grains in 2-3 quarts as it was suggested to keep ph down and reduce tannins. Ok - then I add that thin wort to boil pot making total of 1.25 gal water for my boil. Then add 8 oz dme to add some sugars for the hops...
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