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    Mass efficiency problem with big beer

    Hi guys, I have recently brewed to big beer: One double IPA and one wheatwine. I usually achieve a 80% mash efficiency. I don’t know why but for these 2 beers my mash efficiency dropped to 60%. I have changed nothing to my process : - I mill my grains with a double roller monster mill. My gap...
  2. BryggAnton

    Adding Dextrin during fermentation

    Hi folks! I'm 1 week in to the fermentation on my big extract stout. And now i wounder if i can add some dextrin directly in to my fermentation vessel, or is it too late? I'm planning on kegging it in 2-3weeks from now.
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    Is my fermentation stuck - Barleywine

    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...
  4. JoshRH

    Big Beer, Lots of Oats, Airstone, Yeast Resuspension

    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...
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    Can someone help describe the 'size' of a beer?

    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 ?
  6. Matt Up North

    10%abv IIPA, gotta love it

    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 3% Carapilz 20oz of hops were used from FWH, 60, 20,5 and dry hopped ranging from Centennial, Columbus, Northern Brewer, Amarillo...
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