John K.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. Thanks @Bonsai & Brew! The recipe looks good.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. I agree also. I use 1/2 tsp per 12 oz. bottle.
  7. 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.
  8. Just started drinking my Black Beer'd Porter after 3 months conditioning. Tastes great! Will definitely brew this one again.
  9. 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!
  10. I would have to go with the Nilla Porter and Bewitched Amber Ale as my two favorites with Chug-a-lugger close behind.
  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. I'm going for taste, not style.
  13. Thanks for the input! I'm going to go for it! Cheers!
  14. Wish I could go..... It's only 30 minutes from my house and about 5 minutes from work. Have a good time!
  15. 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.
  16. I made an American Wheat with Citra hops. Really like it a lot. Going to make another batch in the next month or so.
  17. Happy Birthday @bikermedic108! I hope your recovery from open heart surgery is going well!
  18. I condition at 63 - 68 degrees all the time. I just add 50% more time to condition. The wife would kill me if I didn't keep all of my home brewing in the basement.
  19. Welcome back @MrWhy!!! Glad to see all is well with you. We were all wondering where you were.
  20. So I wouldn't need to use a muslin sack to dry-hop or if I added hops to the boil? Then I wouldn't have to use so many muslin sacks.
  21. I love the Deschutes Black Butte Porter! My favorite Porter. I would make the Deluxe.
  22. Anyone have a good recipe for an Irish Red Ale. I have American Ale or American Lager HME to use. Thanks for any ideas!
  23. My Irish Red turned out very good. Will make it again for sure.
  24. Looks tasty to me. Let us know how it turns out. I have a Naughty Cream Ale conditioning right now that's very similar.
  25. I like the chug-a-lugger recipe also. It was one of my better brews. Will be making another one for this summer.