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  1. grassfeeder

    kiwi pale/wheat/whatever - need advice

    So, I have a guy who grows miniature kiwi fruits. They're different than the normal kiwi fruit that everyone knows. These are like the size of grapes and sweeter. They kinda throw you off. Here is a bit about them. I've only brewed with fruit one other time and it was frozen raspberries...
  2. grassfeeder

    American IPA Sniff | Crush | Repeat

    Brew Method: All Grain Style Name: NE Session IPA Boil Time: 75 min Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume) Efficiency: 60% (brew house) ABV (standard): 4.16% FERMENTABLES: 7 lb - American - Pilsner (69.3%) 1 lb - American - White Wheat (9.9%) 1 lb - Flaked Oats (9.9%) 0.5 lb -...
  3. grassfeeder

    Beer Smith help need to verify please

    If someone with Beer Smith could input the following and let me know what it lists as the FG I would greatly appreciate it. I use BrewersFriend but I believe it's calculating wrong. Brew Method: All Grain Style Name: Imperial IPA Boil Time: 90 min Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume) Boil...
  4. grassfeeder

    brewing this beast in the morning...IIIPA

    Any last minute suggestions? Brew Method: All Grain Style Name: Imperial IPA Boil Time: 90 min Batch Size: 4 gallons (fermentor volume) Boil Size: 6.25 gallons Boil Gravity: 1.069 Efficiency: 60% (brew house) STATS: Original Gravity: 1.108 Final Gravity: 1.020 ABV (standard)...
  5. grassfeeder

    NE Inspired IPA Results

    So, I've gone through all the forums and read as much as I can about the style. I've got a few Trillium Beers, Maine Beer Co beers - have never got my hands on anything else being on the West Coast so I'm not sure how this recipe may compare to say a Treehouse or Tired Hands and Farm Hillstead...
  6. grassfeeder

    last minute opinions on this West meets East IPA?

    Brew Method: All Grain Style Name: American IPA Boil Time: 60 min Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume) Boil Size: 7.5 gallons Boil Gravity: 1.052 Efficiency: 63% (brew house) STATS: Original Gravity: 1.072 Final Gravity: 1.018 ABV (standard): 7.06% IBU (tinseth): 32.47 SRM...
  7. grassfeeder

    Iiipa

    So, trying to formulate a recipe for a IIIPA. Here what I've got so far. spec wise it's right where I want it, not sure about grain bill and %'s used. Brew Method: All Grain Style Name: Imperial IPA Boil Time: 90 min Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume) Boil Size: 7.75 gallons...
  8. grassfeeder

    help with this recipe...

    I've got a can of this in the fridge but want to brew it as well to see how close I can come. I don't have any experience or care to use Hop Extract (if I don't have to). Is there something you think I can substitute in? Also, doesn't 4 packs of Cali 001 sound over the top for a 5 gallon...
  9. grassfeeder

    Fermenation Chamber - Upright Freezer

    Trying to really understand the fermentation control game. Would this unit work well? looking to maybe stack 2 fermentors at most in it. Use it to hold temp at 68 steady and then to cold crash...
  10. grassfeeder

    First AG Brew Day

    So, like many I've decided to make the switch from extract to all-grain. I think it went OK, but I need to refine some other things. Here's kinda how it went w/ recipe at the end. - pre-heated mash tun (igloo cooler) w/ 2 gallons of water. - ran water through charcoal filter and heated...
  11. grassfeeder

    comments on a new CDA recipe I'm thinking of doing

    OG: 1.089 FG: 1.021 ABV: 8.93 IBU: 100 Full Boil (6.5 gallons, 5 gallon target in fermentor) Malts: 9 lbs of Extra Light DME (3 lbs added at boil, 6 at flame out) 1 lb of Dextrose (added at flame out) Steeping: (30 minutes @ 150) .5 lbs of Carapils .75 Midnight Wheat .5...
  12. grassfeeder

    help me understand this about DME additions

    Please delete - info was already found
  13. grassfeeder

    going for batch #2

    So, I previously brewed my first batch and boy did I learn a lot in regards to process. Made up my own recipe , because thats the fun of it, and kind of learned a bit about grain bills. I learned I don't know anything. So - I'm going to attempt my second IPA. Here is the recipe I'm thinking...
  14. grassfeeder

    First Brew Day (West Coast IPA) ???

    So, about to approach my very first solo brew in the coming weeks and I'm looking to finalize my recipe and brew day guidelines. Trying to start easy here. Let me know what you would change in either recipe or stages. Recipe: Per Brewers Friend this should give me a the following OG:1.077...
  15. grassfeeder

    attempting first brew to date - west coast IPA

    I've helped out on a couple of brew days before but never done anything myself. I'm limited in that I can't do full grain at the moment. I've been trying to put together a recipe that will result in a 5 gallon batch. Here is what I've got thus far - any comments/input? I'm completely...
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