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I've been a homebrewer for nearly 4 years. I brewed a Barleywine with an OG of 1.102. I used Omega Yeast - British Ale I - OYL-006. I made a starter that doubled in size. I used a blowoff tube because my 5.5 gallon batch became a 6.25 gallon batch in a 6.5 gallon fermenter. At day 3, I checked...
Hey there malt lovers, I brewed a 15 gallon batch of oatmeal stout last weekend. I used 8 lbs. of flaked oats and half were toasted lightly in my oven. I also added 2 jars of molasses, ~1Kg, 2 lbs. of lactose, 1 lb of cocoa nibs and .5 lbs of maltodextrin along with the rest of the grain bill. I...
I've seen many references to beers being 'big', or 'small'.
I have no idea what this means. I searched the wiki and the threads and found that small beers had low amounts of alcohol.
So I guess 'big' beers just have a higher alcohol %? Or is it more due to density ?
Why, because I could :)
US-05 when treated nicely got this from 1.080 down to 1.009. 100 IBU, 6 SRM and a beauty to look at.
83% Canadian Two Row
14% Cane Sugar
20oz of hops were used from FWH, 60, 20,5 and dry hopped ranging from Centennial, Columbus, Northern Brewer, Amarillo...