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  1. guinnessface

    Stuck and Stumped

    Brewers- I could use your help here, I've been running into dead ends lately with much higher than expected final gravity. A month ago I brewed an AG imperial brown on a grainfather. Pretty typical malt bill with a pound each of DME and brown sugar at the end of the boil, mashed at 155, mashed...
  2. guinnessface

    Step Mash Mystery

    Folks- I've run in to a bit of a mystery here and I could use your help! I set out to brew a 5.5 gal tripel today and planned a step mash using the Grainfather system. This was my third attempt using it and I had great success with my first two single mash brews (I'm a fairly experienced...
  3. guinnessface

    Consistenly High FG

    Brewers- (Damn, I just saw I spelled "consistently" wrong in the title). I'm a little stumped here, I'll defer to the experts on this. My last three AG batches have finished with uncharacteristically high FG. I'm pretty experienced and haven't run into this problem before. All 3 were in the...
  4. guinnessface

    Consistently High FG (All Grain)

    Brewers- I'm a little stumped here, I'll defer to the experts on this. My last three AG batches have finished with uncharacteristically high FG. I'm pretty experienced and haven't run into this problem before. All 3 were in the 1.05 to 1.06 OG range and finished around 1.04-1.06. Here's what...
  5. guinnessface

    Hofbrau Hefeweizen Orange Color??

    Fellow brewers, I stopped by a biergarten in Munich last Fall and had a Hofbrau Hefeweizen. What struck me most besides the flavor was the color: it was a lot closer to orange than I was used to.....does anyone know why? I've always brewed hefe's with pilsner malt as a base, I'm wondering...
  6. guinnessface

    Add another starter for lactose?

    Folks- I'm at the end of the fermentation process for a 6 gal batch of breakfast porter. The OG before adding a pound of lactose at 5 min was 1.064, and 1.072 after the addition. II added a dormant starter of Cal V (made starter a week prior then had to postpone brew day) and 8 days later the...
  7. guinnessface

    individual priming

    Hi there, forgive my re-asking, but I couldn't find the answer in any earlier posts. I'm ready to keg a 7% pumpkin ale that has a higher FG (1.024). I want to run off a few 22 oz bottles for conditioning on the side. I was planning to use corn sugar, brown sugar or molasses, but I can't...
  8. guinnessface

    High FG on Pumpkin Ale

    All- I'm looking for some pointers regarding a higher than normal FG. I brewed an AG pumpkin ale with Cal Ale V/.5l starter. The OG was 1.06 and after 2 weeks the FG was 1.025 and a week later, it's now 1.024. I use that yeast frequently and it usually finishes out around 1.01-ish. I hit all...
  9. guinnessface

    Feedback on AG coffee milk stout

    Hello- I'm looking for some feedback on a coffee stout recipe I put together. I'm used to brewing IPAs, so this is a new endeavor. I'm looking for a full bodied, roasty, malty and sweet stout with a little hop character at around 7.5%. I'm not brewing to style. As a rule of thumb, I'd like to...
  10. guinnessface

    The Honey Badger

    8# pale 2 row 4# vienna 2# victory 1# cara 40 Mash @ 157 1oz centennial FWH 1oz citra @ 20/15/5/0 12oz "Nature's Promise Wildflower Organic Honey" @ 5min Primary 7 days 1oz citra dry hop (whole leaf) (irish moss added @ 15 and gelatin added to keg) This is a wonderfully citra...
  11. guinnessface

    Stone Levitation Hops?

    I'm working on an IPA recipe and am running into a bit of a roadblock. I'm trying to figure out a hope bill and schedule that would give a close aroma to that of a Stone Levitation or Lagunitas Brown Shugga Substitute. I'm looking for a balanced IPA with a very citrusy/floral/sweet hop aroma...
  12. guinnessface

    AG Helles Dopplebock Help

    All- I'm trying my hand at an AG Helles Dopplebock recipe and I could use some insight. I want the final result to be light colored and malt forward like a traditional Munich Helles, but I'm also thinking about upping the IBUs. I;m not concerned about brewing to style. I'm thinking...
  13. guinnessface

    Thai-PA

    Here's a recipe (or modification of a recipe) for a Thai style IPA, or Thai-PA as I call it. It's a direct modification of Eschatz's Two Hearted clone that was tweaked for a 5.5 gal batch and fortified with some traditional Thai herbs. First of all, thanks to Eschatz for a kick-ass...
  14. guinnessface

    Conditioning with yeast

    I've searched the forums to no avail: What's the best way to bottle condition with yeast....is this even a good idea? I know of a local brewer that conditioned his cask ale with a second yeast addition. I made a 5 gal batch of blonde ale and took on a 1/4 gal test batch (added old bay...
  15. guinnessface

    First AG Recipe Help

    I'm trying to get back to basics after a few too many complicated and less than successful AG attempts. This will be my fifth AG attempt and my first stab at a somewhat original and basic recipe. I want to brew a simple, malty Golden Ale. I ran this recipe through BeerSmith2 and came up with...
  16. guinnessface

    Topping up technique. Good/Bad?

    During my last AG session, I decided to save about 1/2 gallon of runoff from my mash after I filled my boil kettle with 6.25 gal. Post boil, I used that runoff along with some ice to top the wort up to 5.25 gal. I figured that if it was added at flameout it'd dilute the final product less than...
  17. guinnessface

    Mid Mash Emergency

    Folks, any help you can lend would be much appreciated....I'm in a bit of a jam I'm in the middle of an AG attempt at an imperial red. I decided to try a 2 step infusion for the first time. My grain bill was 14#, so I tried to dough in 3.5gal for a 30 min rest at 122deg. I got fairly...
  18. guinnessface

    I can't measure 5 gallons. Crazy?

    All- Years ago, I bought a brewing kit from midwest supplies that included a fermentation bucket that is roughly 6-7 gallons with graduated gallon marks on the side (US & Imperial). It's apparently French-Canadian as it's labeled "Bier et Vin"....anyone else have one? This bucket has been the...
  19. guinnessface

    All Grain Haze, please help

    All- I just finished my second all grain batch. While I'm pleased with the taste & texture, I've gotten an unidentifiable haze in both batches. I've done a number of partial mash and extracts in the past with much clearer results. I brewed 2 kits from Austin Homebrew: an American Pale Ale...
  20. guinnessface

    Lagering Temps

    Brewmeisters- I'm going for a second try at a straight up Helles. My first try was a partial mash that I fermented primary and secondary in my fridge at 35 degrees of so (for about 2 months total / WLP830). Despite a low OG (from poor brewing practice), it came out light, but with a good...
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