Use them for some chili batches!Drink them FAST when they're done. My buddy that I brewed this for found a couple in his fridge this last weekend, and told me they were beyond HOT after sitting a few months, but still tasty (to him, I hate them). I still have a few myself, and the husband (who also likes hot beers) won't touch them after what our friend said.
When is the last time you checked the gap on your mill? Same grains, perhaps from storage? You might also consider conditioning your grains before crushing, as I saw a bit of a boost (5%) from doing that. Just leave a pound aside to run through the mill at the end to clean out the knurling.Starting the brew today. For whatever reason, my brewing efficiency has been pretty low lately (55-60%). I brew BIAB and it used to run in the low 70’s. I can compensate, but a bit frustrating as nothing has changed. Anyhoo...premash and preboil of Pliny the Younger.
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I just added the jalapeños today and will probably bottle either Tuesday or Thursday. I haven’t had them continue to get hotter after bottling, but since I really enjoy pepper beers, they don’t sit around for several months.Drink them FAST when they're done. My buddy that I brewed this for found a couple in his fridge this last weekend, and told me they were beyond HOT after sitting a few months, but still tasty (to him, I hate them). I still have a few myself, and the husband (who also likes hot beers) won't touch them after what our friend said.
Coincidentally, it's been about 18 months since I last brewed, and I normally make a double batch size too.Finally snapping the 18 month streak of not brewing! Boil just started for my version of Other Half’s All Together IPA. It’s a 3.5 gallon batch instead of my usual 10 gallon, but it’s better than no brewing at all.
Hello, I use a water pump bought from aliexpress. The pump does the job quite well. I use BIAB method for it & have SS grain mesh basket. I have been using a lot of wheat of late, especially the sweet varieties and it's easy to work with them - head retention is very good and green malts (freshly malted & not kilned but sun dried) gives fruity aroma.you take the crap i make to a whole new level....i especially like the fire extinguisher....how did you sparge whole wheat malt? i just got away with 33%, but i'd wonder about 100%?
I've had no problems BIAB with 100% wheat malt in the bag. It works fine. ( I've never done a 100% wheat beer. In these instances I've done a partial mash with pilsner DME.)you take the crap i make to a whole new level....i especially like the fire extinguisher....how did you sparge whole wheat malt? i just got away with 33%, but i'd wonder about 100%?
Addendum: My wife and I were both congratulating ourselves on how smooth this brew went and how much faster we are getting, so keep your eye on the "post your infection" thread for an update in a few days.Just finished up brewing another blonde ale. The one from a few weeks ago turned out really good, but I decided to experiment with a different hop schedule to see if I could dial it in even more.
Big shout out to my amazing wife too. She doesn't even like beer usually, but has discovered she likes brewing with me, and has been a huge help. I never thought this was a hobby that would become a family affair. Definitely not complaining.
I brewed a one gallon batch a few days ago of a Octoberfest kinda beer. First time for me doing that.Brewed a porter today myself. Although mine was only a single gallon!
Kinda strange for me to brew on a weekend, but it was a miserable day outside and my wife was completely zoned into her cross stitch project, so I figured why the hell not?!?
You are going to fall in love with Sabro. I've used it a couple of times now, both times coupled with Citra, and the pineapple comes out strong; the coconut is elusive, you don't always taste/smell it, but when you do it's a lovely surprise. I've got some in my glass right now, and the coconut just comes up from behind and taps you on the shoulder. It's lovely.Right now I am whirl-pooling Sabro hops in a "Creamsicle New England Pale Ale" recipe that I got from Kal's site "The Electric Brewery". I am excited to try this new hop variety as it throws tangerine, coconut, tropical fruit, stone fruit and creaminess. This one hop is reportedly that good that it can stand alone in a N.E. Pale Ale. It uses 1 pound of hops (for a 10 gallons finished product batch) in multiple additions (mostly late) and two dry hop additions. Can't wait to try it when it's done!