As I understand it, you make the corrections for the batch size you want at the end of the boil. If I'm wrong, I've jacked up a whole bunch of beer in my life. I usually add all my additions as I'm heating the water, and stir as the temps rise to help it dissolve.
+1 on Patience. Walk yourself through the process a few times before you start. Don't rush - better to go slow and get it right than hurry to beat infection/oxidation and screw it up. The bottling is slow at first, but you get better at it pretty quickly. Capping only takes a couple minutes. I usually fill all the bottles, then do all the capping, but do what works for you.
Hi y'all. I was wondering if it would be helpful to add yeast nutrient to my wort before fermenting. I've been using US-05 lately, so I haven't had the need to make a starters. I wonder if adding it would help the yeast, or just mess up the beer.
Has anyone tried combining Simcoe and Amarillo together in a pale ale? I was thinking of make one, using simcoe for bittering, then simultaneous additions at 20 min, 5 min, and flameout. I had to scale down the simcoe to try to keep the IBUs in range for pale ale. Right now I've got 45 IBUs calculated. Here's what I was going to try:
9.5 lbs 2-Row .75 lbs Crystal 40L .5 oz simcoe 60 min .5 oz amarillo and .25 oz simcoe at 20 min .5 oz amarillo and .25 oz simcoe at 5 min 1 oz of each at flameout
If anyone has tried this combination and has suggestions or advice, I'd appreciate it.
Happy New Year everybody! I got a 15-lb barley crusher for Christmas from my wonderful wife. I had wanted it because I have struggled with my effiiciency, I normally get 60% efficiency using grains crushed by my online supplier. So I got 85% efficiency on my very first batch with it, awesome! It turned my SNPA clone into SNIPA, I guess. I am so stoked! If anyone out there is debating whether a mill is worth the money, stop wondering and get one!