I thought it was me.
Been having problems all day.
Been having problems all day.
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Looking for a decent Old Ale recipe, preferably all-grain with an ABV between 6-9%. I'm brewing 5 gallon batches using a 5 gallon Igloo mash tun and am hoping to find something that won't require extended aging time (more than 2 months). I'm a newbie on the boards, thanks in advance for assistance.
I'm looking to join a club in St. Louis but don't know which one. I live in sunset hills and was wanting one close. If anyone has any information on one please let know. Thanks
Yesterday a friend and I dove in with our first all-grain batch. It would be hard to think of a more enjoyable way to pass the afternoon. Overall, we were pleased with the process, hitting mash temps exactly and getting an OG just a bit low (1.058 whereas the recipe called for 1.065). We had a couple of surprised that I'd appreciate comments on.
The first thing that surprised us was how dry the mash was at mash in. We used 13.625 pounds of grain and 20 qts of water per Beersmith. That was enough to moisten the grain well but there was no standing liquid and there would have been zero run-off from that. I was expecting it to be somewhat soupy. Does this sound right?
The other thing was that we lost a good bit more in the boil than expected. We started the boil with 5.9 gal but recovered only about 4.25 gal in the fermenter. We kept a nice gentle boil going for an hour but didn't feel like it was too terribly dramatic. While cleaning up, I squeezed the hop-crud left in the pot to see how much might have been soaked up but managed to get only 12 more ounces, which didn't account for much of the loss.
Still, we were pleased with the results. We felt like the wort tasted clean and sweet and hoppy, and if we got our sanitation right we'll end up with something very enjoyable. It'll be six weeks until we know if this was just hubris on our parts, but the airlock was bubbling away nicely this morning so we'll go with that optimism for the time being.
there certainly is a vocal negative group, isn't there...
Since he decided to ask us to join a group, I created one for AHA forum members. I am still not quite sure how groups work.
The Group code is qwtWJcx1UZh
Well, if that's true, luckily you can make it yourself! A friend of mine made a clone that was nearly spot on - all gleaned only from info on the NB website (nice Walt!). Check it out:
Your link is broken, which is really too bad. I also really liked the 2 Below. I grow Sterling hops, so I'd like to check out this recipe.
Anybody got any updates. The course is supposed to start on Jan 13. Also, glad the Sooners rolled over 'Bama in the Sugar Bowl.
Mouth feel is the driving force in the universe, basically the whole reason any of us exist. Or is it hyperbole? I get the two mixed up sometimes
That's what I hear.
This morning I was the professor for a minute. I felt smarter.
Now I'm back to being Jeffy.