John K.

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  • Birthday 12/12/1963

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. I agree also. I use 1/2 tsp per 12 oz. bottle.
  5. 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.
  6. Just started drinking my Black Beer'd Porter after 3 months conditioning. Tastes great! Will definitely brew this one again.
  7. 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!
  8. I would have to go with the Nilla Porter and Bewitched Amber Ale as my two favorites with Chug-a-lugger close behind.
  9. I'm going for taste, not style.
  10. Thanks for the input! I'm going to go for it! Cheers!
  11. 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?
  12. Wish I could go..... It's only 30 minutes from my house and about 5 minutes from work. Have a good time!
  13. I made the Black Beer'd Porter. It will be ready in July. Can't wait. Love Dechutes Black Butte Porter! Best porter I've ever had. Hope mine turns out similar.
  14. I made an American Wheat with Citra hops. Really like it a lot. Going to make another batch in the next month or so.
  15. Happy Birthday @bikermedic108! I hope your recovery from open heart surgery is going well!