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  1. dschiller

    Blind Pig Clone

    The following is similar to a couple of other Blind Pig clone recipes you could find online, but I'm adding the water chemistry instructions which I believe are important. This is very close to Russian River's fine brew! Cheers!! Type: All Grain Batch Size: 5.40 gal Boil Size: 7.15 gal Boil...
  2. dschiller

    Percentage of RO Water in Sparge

    I entered my Ward water report into Bru'n Water and I typically use 80% RO for my IPAs for the mash and adjust with minerals and lactic acid. Should I also use 80% RO water for the sparge, or is it OK to reduce that to 50%? Is it generally better to use at least 80% (or even 100%) RO water in...
  3. dschiller

    Venting CO2 From Fermentation Through Chest Freezer?

    The instructions of my Blichmann Fermenator says: "...the CO2 gas from fermentation should be vented through the door or wall of the [temperature controlled chest freezer]". Is the prevention of CO2 buildup for safety reasons or because it can affect the flavor of the beer? Do I really need...
  4. dschiller

    American IPA Melvin 2x4 DIPA Clone Recipe?

    Does anyone have an all-grain clone recipe for this? I’ve seen a Melvin IPA recipe (with way too high of an IBU) but nothing out there for their 2x4. Thanks in advance.
  5. dschiller

    American IPA Brut IPA

    9 lb Pilsner 1 lb White Wheat 1 oz Galaxy (20 min) 1 oz Citra (0 min) 1 oz El Dorado (0 min) 1/2 tab Whirlfloc, 1/2 tsp yeast nutrient (5 min) 1 oz Citra (dry hops) 1 oz Nelson Sauvin (dry hops) Bubbled O2 through diffusion stone for 40 seconds before pitching decanted StirStarter liquid yeast...
  6. dschiller

    Fruit and Spice Beer Mango Habanero Imperial IPA

    Credit to recipe on Brewer's Friend... 15 lb Pale Malt (2-row) 1.5 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt 20L 0.5 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine 1 oz Magnum, 60 min 1 oz Centennial, 30 min 1 oz Centennial, 10 min 0.5 oz Citra, 1 min In boil @5 min: 43 oz puree frozen mango (6 mangos from Costco gave me just the...
  7. dschiller

    Dumping the Trub with Conical Fermenter

    I have the Blichmann conical fermenter (Fermenator), which I love. Should I remove the fermenter from my temperature controlled chest freezer after dry hopping and before cold crashing and dump the trub through the sump valve? I haven't been doing this, but now I'm wondering if maybe I should...
  8. dschiller

    Water Adjustment - Sodium, Bicarbonate and Mash pH

    I decided to take the plunge and adjust my tap water and check my mash with a pH meter. I input my Ward Labs water report into Bru'n Water and I can't manipulate the dilution with distilled water and the water additions to hit all 3 targets of sodium, bicarbonate and (perhaps most importantly?)...