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  1. Creeps McLane

    6qt Insta-Pot

    This is exactly the goal. Typically pitch a little under your fermentation temp by a degree or two, then maintain a constant wort temp and then around 75% fermentation you want to raise the temp to keep your yeast working until they’ve eaten all the sugars and undesirable byproducts. And really, whatever the yeast company recommended is only a starting point. Lower the temp and youll supress esters. Raise the temp and youll get more esters. 65 for ale yeasts is a general temp. You control the yeast flavor of your beer by controlling the temp it was fermented at.
  2. Creeps McLane

    6qt Insta-Pot

    You and @Cato are making dust clones. If you think their beer is good, you should try their food. Some of the best ive ever had
  3. Had to search for this tonight. So much good information on here, all you have to do is search.
  4. Creeps McLane

    Hops

    I guess I forget that what i can get, others cant.
  5. @Enzo i knew these guys would respond for ya. I dont really bottle anymore but i used to batch prime which is better in my opinion, but also takes an extra vessel. If you use the drops from Mr Beer, I found that what they recommended for a 12 oz bottle was what i would use for a 16 oz bottle and it was still a little over carbed.
  6. Creeps McLane

    Hops

    I forgot all about that beer. I thought it was so good and then it became a one and done beer. It would affect how i tasted things all night long. Delicious beer though
  7. What are you planning to carb your beer with?
  8. Creeps McLane

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    You mash in yet???
  9. I was registered 3 minutes after I became aware of this

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    2. Bonsai & Brew

      Bonsai & Brew

      Pale Ale it is then!  Good luck!

    3. Creeps McLane

      Creeps McLane

      Well, at first i kinda thought I was limited but i can add lme, dme, candi sugar, spices, maybe fruit... so many things

    4. Bonsai & Brew

      Bonsai & Brew

      Right, I was wondering the same thing -- cold steeped roasted grains, oak, etc.  This sounds like a lot of fun!

  10. Creeps McLane

    First batch

    There is no magic time line. Only way to really tell is a gravity reading. However, if you tasted it and its not sweet, then id say its done. I usually keg mine around 2 weeks. 3 weeks has always seemed really long to me but I guess its better to error on the side of caution. Nothing worse than bottle bombs
  11. Im always hoping i can make such an event but im probably more 50/50 right now. I think OH is a good area cuz theres a few people right in state that may decide whether or not they come. Last year we went to IN where no one lives and it was just you, me and josh for the bulk of the trip. I have been speaking to the wife about dropping her off in Chicago by her BFF and me continuing on to Three Floyds. This time it would be more of a bootleg operation
  12. That would absolutely be fine. I’m sure people would recommend cold crashing for a day or two. really though, day 23 would be fine too. You could cold crash on your day 19, then bottle day 23. Which would also be perfectly acceptable what temp have you been fermenting at? If it was 60, then you may have problems. If it was at 65 you should be fine. Before you bottle your first batch, make sure you read up on how to prime your bottles. Don’t go off the mr beer recommendations otherwise you’ll have over carbed beer.
  13. So only two people voted???
  14. Creeps McLane

    5.3

    pH strips are kind of garbage. I bought a pack, used them once and have never used them since. Garbage
  15. Creeps McLane

    SMASH IPA

    Lol, i dont mean a literal ounce, i just mean the measure of an oz. and not at all those times. One addition at 60, one at flameout and one at dry hop. But really were saying the same thing, im just complicating it. If i say go oz for oz with the same AA hop, and youre saying go ibu for ibu, isnt that really the same end result? Im just trying to drive home the fact that bittering with columbus vs citra (off the top of my head those ones i believe are both around 14%?) youll get completely different results. Sorry for complicating this easy experiment
  16. Creeps McLane

    SMASH IPA

    I agree with you fully. But one of the most important lessons I learned is how different hops bitter even though they are the same AA. Bitter with an oz of warrior vs cascade. You know what i mean? Then after you understand that hops can have similar stats but completely different results, then maybe go ibu for ibu. Thats my thinking at least
  17. Creeps McLane

    SMASH IPA

    Just brew the exact same beer substituting citra for cascade. Oz for oz. then try amarillo, simcoe, mosaic, el dorado, hull melon, saaz, anything you want. Youre just looking to get a better understanding of that hops flavors. Use it at 60 min, flameout and dry hop.
  18. Creeps McLane

    My first bottling

    Theres two kinds of wands, spring and gravity. Gravity sucks, spring is awesome.
  19. I devoted a bit of this morning to finding a Saint Arnold Art Car clone. No real luck. Then I remembered my favorite podcast, the session. They interview breweries and ask them about their beers all the time! Learning is fun!!! Sometimes
  20. Creeps McLane

    General temps and times?

    I do two weeks quite often but i also keg, different world. I can always pull the prv if i have to. Anywho, i dont take readings either but I generally go at least a week after i see all the krausen collapse as long as my temps are good.
  21. Creeps McLane

    US-04 or US-05

    I like my yeast like I like my women, a little on the trashy side... no but for real. I like US-05 but I also like the esters that 04 provides. I like to taste my yeast.
  22. Creeps McLane

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    This is more for me than for you: This is my to do list this weekend Harvest London Ale III Yeast: Clean Mason Jars Pick up new mason jar lids Sanitize Jars Harvest Yeast Dry Hop Black IPA: Harvest Yeast Measure Hops Drop in Hops Raise to 68 Rack Wild Botulism Ale into secondary: Wait a long time Clean 2 one gallon Carboys Find a tube for the transfer Find bungs for carboys Sanitize Rack Brew a kettle soured beer????
  23. Creeps McLane

    US-04 or US-05

    05. Did i win the lifetime giveaway????? Way more versatile. Probably the most common strain of yeast in the US
  24. Creeps McLane

    5.3

    First thing I suggest is immediately setting up your equipment profile otherwise it’s just going to be a headache later down the line. After that, its a piece of cake. Mobile or desktop version?
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