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Many of you will recognize this recipe but it works.  Best Irish Ale I've made and a real crowd pleaser.  In addition to a base of maris otter: 4oz C-40, 4oz C-120, 4oz roasted barley.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: To filter, or not to filter?
« on: March 03, 2015, 06:13:51 PM »

One of the most important steps in getting clear beer is nailing your ph and getting a good hot break. Also, though perhaps less important, chilling fast enough to get a good cold break. If your pH is off you may never see really clear beer unless you age it for a very long time.

^That is probably the key.  I've had clear beer those times I forgot to add whirlfloc.  Even the most cloudy beers have cleared in a week or two without finings.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Thoughts on Black IPA recipe
« on: March 03, 2015, 06:04:52 PM »

I like Midnight Wheat for it - it has the least roast. And then add 2-3 oz chocolate for the touch of roast.

Do you mash the midnight wheat and chocolate as normal? I've been contemplating adding the roasted malt during the sparge.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Thoughts on Black IPA recipe
« on: March 03, 2015, 05:57:23 PM »


I also don't think there's anything wrong with using sinamar, in principle (though I've never used it).  It's made from malted barley so it's no different than malt extract as far as where it comes from.

Word of caution. Too much sinemar will give you ash flavor.

I wouldn't plan on using it as the only source of color.  I would use 2-4oz. of chocolate and 6-8oz carafa special II.  Maybe just as a color adjustment.  I used 12oz carafa special II in my black IPA and it was too roasty. 

I'm drinking Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous and there's practically no roast. None in the aroma and just a hint in the background that blends with the hops.  I'm definitely cutting back on the roast next time as it clashed with the C hops and seemed like an American Stout.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Thoughts on Black IPA recipe
« on: March 03, 2015, 05:02:58 AM »
2-4 oz. of chocolate and some oats are good.  13-14 oz. of carafa seems like too much unless it is cold steeped.   The roast character in a Black IPA should be light.

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The Pub / Re: Yum
« on: March 02, 2015, 10:23:21 PM »
I'd rather have the meal you posted here yesterday.  Based on how good it looked I bet you could make something a good as the Hofbrau food. 

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Beer Recipes / Re: Thoughts on Black IPA recipe
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:31:07 PM »
I also don't think there's anything wrong with using sinamar, in principle (though I've never used it).  It's made from malted barley so it's no different than malt extract as far as where it comes from.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Thoughts on Black IPA recipe
« on: March 02, 2015, 08:47:43 PM »
If Black IPA is roasty then isn't it just an American Stout?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast starter? Psshhhhhh.... Whatever ;)
« on: March 01, 2015, 04:19:20 PM »
If only we had a president named Merkin Muffley. 

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast starter? Psshhhhhh.... Whatever ;)
« on: March 01, 2015, 03:33:35 PM »



Science...fluoride in the water supply prevents cavities and is harmless...Really?

Worked for me and a lot of other people I know.
You better be careful Denny.  Fluoridation may be a communist plot to control our minds.
It's your money they are after...your mind may already be controlled...

My mind is already controlled by C2H6O and my mash tun.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast starter? Psshhhhhh.... Whatever ;)
« on: March 01, 2015, 02:51:04 PM »


Science...fluoride in the water supply prevents cavities and is harmless...Really?

Worked for me and a lot of other people I know.
You better be careful Denny.  Fluoridation may be a communist plot to control our minds. 

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On Tapatalk select the "Homebrewers Association" drop down menu at the top center.  Go into a particular forum then select the menu button in the upper right of the screen.  Select "New Topic."

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling Time
« on: March 01, 2015, 01:06:14 PM »
I found a couple weeks in the fridge made the beer clear but I just want the beer cold.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Young's Double Chocolate Stout Clone
« on: March 01, 2015, 01:03:27 PM »
In the fermentor.

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I thought the author made a good point but forgot what it was because by the end of the article I was too preoccupied applying mustache wax and fussing over a pumpkin peach ale.

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