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  1. DeathBrewer

    Historical Beer: Kentucky Common "Kiss Yer Cousin" Rye Kentucky Common Ale

    When I worked at the LHBS I would taste the British 120L, American 120L, and the Special B and decide which one tasted best. They are very interchangeable. Hi Revvy! :D I'm starting a brewery now and was doing some Kentucky Common research! :mug:
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    How to make a yeast starter - Pictorial

    Is there a reason I can't edit my original post? The link is outdated and I'd like to fix it!
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    Calicraft Oaktown Brown

    Ha! Not the same beer. They just stole the name from me.
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    Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics)

    I've used old beach or bathroom towels. Anything helps.
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    American Pale Ale SMaSH Vienna/NB APA

    I've brewed it many times. Was looking through some old threads and it popped up...thought it was time to finally add it to the database. If/When I brew it again, I'll try it with the Vermont IPA yeast, as it's my new favorite for anything pale ale-ish.
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    It only took five years, but...Done! :D
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    American Pale Ale SMaSH Vienna/NB APA

    Original recipe posted in this thread: Modified slightly to fit newer methods I use for brewing. This is intended to be a stove-top all-grain. The boil volume is higher than most can boil, but if you use less water, you will probably...
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    Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics)

    Using the "batch sparge" method (as opposed to the "fly" or "rinse" sparge), you could certainly leave some of the mash liquid or pour some back in for the sparge. I do not know how this will affect efficiency. I tend to think that using a thicker mash and rinsing with more water will get you...
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    Easy Stovetop All-Grain Brewing (with pics)

    Your formula is: lbs of grain * points per pound per gallon / volume in gallons * efficiency = specific gravity points Grain amounts are determined by efficiency, but your can assume you will get pretty low efficiency with this method. Assuming 60% efficiency, you could go like this...find...
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    Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics)

    I'd suggest getting some software like BeerSmith to help you design recipes. I always mash 5-6 lbs of grain with this method and adjust the amount of extract to meet the needs of the recipe and get the right alcohol content. The software really helps with calculating the right amount of hops...
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    HLT for Dummies

    To be clear, you do need to recirculate your mash before you runoff. You can do it by hand with a couple of pitchers on a gravity system.
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    Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics)

    For what now? To play with BeerSmith? You can use any recipe. Find one in the database here that lists IBUs and compare.
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    Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics)

    Some people don't. The more sugars you have in solution (the higher the specific gravity of your wort), the less utilization you get out of your hops. Many recipes call for "late-addition" extracts so that the hop amounts are the same whether you do a full boil all-grain or a partial boil with...
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    What are you drinking now?

    Evan Williams. Because.
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    Yeast Washing Illustrated

    Never use bottled water without boiling it.
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    Easy Stovetop All-Grain Brewing (with pics)

    Fixed. Stupid links were dead so I just removed them.
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    Old Ale w/Hibiscus ..thoughts?

    Jamaica Beer! I thought about doing this years ago. I would suggest making a tea out of the hibiscus and just adding the tea to the end of the boil. Less astrigency.
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    Looks good. I guess you're replacing the Vienna with 2-row and a little crystal? Total IBUs are pretty much the same as the original and I like that you have a very low bittering amount to balance out that light am. 2-row.
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    IOWA Brewers! Echo, Echo, Echo...

    I was born in Sioux City. Cool to see there's a brewshop in spirit lake. I'm visiting family for the first time in ages here soon. Don't think I'll have time for brewing adventures, unfortunately, but glad to see that you guys are keeping it real! :mug: