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  1. Shrike

    Temp & Fermentation

    That sounds like you're referring to a diacetyl rest. Those are used for lagers and aren't necessary for ales.
  2. Shrike

    BrewMax Booster won't dissolve??

    I find it clumps more in cold water. So I add it after sparging any mashed/steeped grains, before bringing the water up to a boil. It seems to take a lot less whisking to get it dissolved that way.
  3. Shrike

    Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen

    Damn, did your birth certificate come with an expiration date?!? Nice to have you back on the forum, Hoppy!
  4. Shrike

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

  5. Shrike

    Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen

    I have a response all typed up but I'm going to wait until 2027 to post it. 🤑
  6. Shrike

    Saison de Frais

    Hey!!! I take my liver pill first thing in the morning! 😜
  7. Shrike

    Miller Lite

    What these guys said. Try the CAL (Classic American Light). Then try it with a little extra stuff, like additional malt extract. Then again with some extra hops. Then again, but this time start with steeping or mashing some grains. Next thing you know you'll be a homebrew fanatic. You can make some great beers with MRB. I hope you stick around and try it.
  8. Shrike

    Partial Mash

    Those two are among my favorites.
  9. Shrike

    Pumpkin Rising

    Each cube is 1/2 tsp. One cube in a 12oz bottle, two in a pint or 500ml bottle, three in a 740ml bottle. Cheaper than carb drops and just as easy to use.
  10. Just FYI, you're responding to a post from almost four years ago.
  11. Shrike

    Saison de Frais

    Sunday Morning Scotch Ale
  12. Shrike

    did my bottling for first batch

    No foam is normal. You're just experiencing First-Time Brewer Anxiety...which we've all been through. 😉
  13. Shrike

    Maple Syrup as Adjunct?

    Here's what I'd do with it.
  14. Shrike

    Oktoberfestivus Total ready time

    I've never brewed it, but I don't think it'll hurt it too much. It calls for a pretty short conditioning time. If it were me and I wanted to serve it to the guests, I'd put some in the fridge the morning of the 14th and try one in the evening on the 16th. If it tastes good to you, you're all set. If it's not ready, you can take the rest out of the fridge and let them condition some more and ask your guests how could they forget that THEY were supposed to bring beer?!?