John K.

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  1. @dale hihn We'll definitely check out Grizzly Paw in Canmore. It's not too far from Banff. Don't think we'll make it to Red Deer, unless I can talk the wife into taking a road trip for a brewery. We're flying into Calgary maybe we'll stop at big rock on our way to Banff. Banff Ave. Brewing is the only one I've found right in Banff, so I'm sure we'll go there. Thanks for the info!
  2. My Wife and I are going to Banff in July. Any breweries you can recommend in the Banff, lake Louise area?
  3. I added 4 oz. of Carapils and .5 oz. of Liberty hops @ flame-out. I bottled it on January 4th. It smelled awesome. It will be a couple of months until I try it. Can't wait to see how it turns out. Your recipe sounds good too.
  4. Thanks @Bonsai & Brew! The recipe looks good.
  5. I have a Safale K-97 yeast that I think I will use and ferment at 60 - 63 degrees. Safale K-97 is a German Ale yeast. I have a German Kolsch that has been fermenting since Friday using K-97. It's had about 3 inches of foam since Saturday.
  6. Well, I ordered a couple of Helles Bock - 2015 Spring Seasonals while they were 25% off. Will use either S-04 or S-05 when I make them. I really like Maibocks. They should turn out fine. Maybe a little different than using the lager yeast. I guess I will find out.
  7. Has anybody made the Helles Bock - 2015 Spring Seasonal using ale yeast? Like S-05 or S-04. Temp control would be an issue for me. No refrigerator to keep temperatures where it should be. If so how did it turn out?
  8. I agree also. I use 1/2 tsp per 12 oz. bottle.
  9. I print my labels on regular paper also. I cut them to size and use Elmer's glue sticks to put them on the bottle. It does work on PET bottles also, but they stick better to glass bottles. They come off easy with warm water.
  10. Just started drinking my Black Beer'd Porter after 3 months conditioning. Tastes great! Will definitely brew this one again.
  11. It will be worth the wait! I have one or two left from my first batch that I bottled last May. Had one this weekend and it was very good!
  12. I would have to go with the Nilla Porter and Bewitched Amber Ale as my two favorites with Chug-a-lugger close behind.
  13. I'm going for taste, not style.
  14. Thanks for the input! I'm going to go for it! Cheers!
  15. I'm making a Vanilla Porter on Thursday. I was thinking about adding 4 oz. of lactose to give it a silky, creamy mouth feel. Is this a good idea or bad?