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Beer Recipes / Re: Black IPA
« on: March 11, 2017, 04:24:39 AM »

This is Matt Brynildson's BYO clone recipe from December 2015. I'd put my $ on it.

I use pellet hops in cheesecloth. I have not noticed any effect on my beer's bitterness or balance since switching from just tossing in . No hard data just my experience. I also do this when dry hopping.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Using a Keggle
« on: July 07, 2016, 10:38:11 PM »
With 3 gallons of deadspace. Say you have a 13lb grain bill and you want to mash at 1.25qt\lb of grain. You would need 4.06 G of strike water. Add the 3 G and you're at a little over 7 G. Did you mash in at 180 or was that the temperature after you got all stirred in. You denature all enzymes at 172. If your mash was 180 then that would explain for no conversion and your lack of activity in your airlock.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Fresh Squeezed IPA Clone
« on: June 06, 2016, 07:54:50 PM »
Lately i have been dry hopping with a small amount of active fermentation still going on.

All Grain Brewing / Re: How to add coffee to a stout
« on: June 06, 2016, 07:14:33 PM »
I make a cold coffee toddy. I buy from a local roaster a dark roasted bean. I use 1/4 pound to 3 quarts water. Course grind. let steep overnight at 40 degrees. Strain into keg and rack beer into that.

Pimp My System / Re: Finally Finished
« on: March 16, 2016, 09:00:14 PM »
You were not misinterpreting it. Charlie Murphy!! "The Darkness". I also make a Scotch Ale named Burgandy's Blood.

Pimp My System / Re: Finally Finished
« on: March 14, 2016, 08:34:17 PM »
Exhaust hood is the next build. For now just open the basement windows. Just brewed the first batch on it yesterday. An Imperial Coffee Stout. Charlie Murphy!

Pimp My System / Finally Finished
« on: March 11, 2016, 03:40:25 AM »
I finally finished my electric system!!!!!!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Boulevard brewing yeast strains
« on: May 19, 2015, 11:41:42 PM »
I was on the smokestack tour last week. They centrifuge most of their beer except lagers which they are filtering.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Is a scratched cooler mash tun a problem?
« on: May 19, 2015, 12:52:39 AM »
Having used the same cooler for over 17 years and 480 batches, it,s scratched, stained, and everything but broken.  Still makes great beer.

Ingredients / Cara 300
« on: July 23, 2014, 02:06:28 AM »
Planning a Boulevard Sixth Glass clone and am having trouble finding a Cara 300 malt. What would be good substitute outside of Special B.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2014
« on: April 03, 2014, 11:04:34 AM »
Yes I live in KC. I didn't have to worry about shipping thank goodness. And my beer was a Belgian Blond.

General Homebrew Discussion / NHC 2014
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:10:35 AM »
I just received my scoresheets back for the NHC. I am wondering as this is only my second competition if a overall score of 34 is something to be proud of?

All Grain Brewing / Re: cold-weather brewing
« on: February 23, 2014, 04:17:58 AM »
I'm lucky having a walkout basement with a door in my woodshop/brewery.  I run the propane outside while I stay inside.  I use homemade aluminum flashing shields to block the wind from by stand.  I mash inside and just move pots in and out.

This isn't an option for everyone but it works for me.

And also to 48 degree ground water!

Beer Recipes / Re: Blond ale
« on: January 29, 2014, 11:49:52 PM »
Cool! I think I will drop the pilsner. And the halter, cascade together is pleasant Ive made that first beer 4 times just never with Belgian Yeast.
Thanks again.

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