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  1. Fire Rooster

    Dry Yeast & Heat

    UPS handed me a box containing 3 Churchill's , the box was very warm. Cans very warm/ hot out of the box. Is the yeast any good ? When orders contain dry yeast during hot weather, what's the duration and temperature limit for the yeast ?
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    Bottles Overflowing

    Definitely remove those rings. There's a difference between a Tablespoon & Teaspoon. There's also a difference between a level Teaspoon vs a rounded Teaspoon. Proper way to measure is to run a knife over Teaspoon to scrape off excess. As a test use less sugar (1 Teaspoon, 1 1/2 Teaspoon, 1 3/4 Teaspoon) in a few bottles and label them (painters tape ?) so they don't get mixed up. My seemingly crazy/random thoughts anyway.
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    First Batch OF Watermelon Wheat. Advise?

    If I were to try a watermelon beer, I would consider experimenting with this. https://www.olivenation.com/watermelon-extract.html
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    First Experiment

    Tasted a sample of first experiment and bottled. Has promise, not bad will sample full bottle after 2 weeks conditioning @ 70. Second experiment. Added 2 packs booster to 4 cups cold water whisked until dissolved. Brought to boil added 1/2 cup honey, boiled 2 minutes. Whisked in 1/2 cup coco powder, removed from heat, covered and let sit 5 minutes. Whisked in American Ale, and continued with water-LBK routine. Added Belle Saison yeast. Found spot in basement that stays 63-66 degrees 24/7 When ready to bottle, using 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar & one drop pure cherry extract. https://www.olivenation.com/cherry-extract.html?&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_sKE1L_M2wIVSwOGCh0kmAanEAAYASAAEgIJHvD_BwE
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    Used 1/2 recommended sugar (used turbinado) for St Pat Stout. Here are the results, tastes good for a stout, not my cup of tea though. Carbonation is right where I would like it, 2 tsp way too much for me.
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    First Experiment

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    First Experiment

    It does seem to be therapeutic to watch, but LBK is on a 5' high shelf. Too tired, old & lazy to stand in basement for hours holding flashlight. Never split seasoned hickory wood before, have to do a little at a time, it's like trying to split steel.
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    First Experiment

    Put LBK in a location that's 64 degrees. Today looked inside LBK with flashlight and it looks like a snowstorm, with white bits flinging everywhere.
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    First Experiment

    I tasted tips from some pine trees, some were very bitter like cedar, these seemed fine I believe they are spruce. Sampled Nut Brown Ale after 17 days, tasted good and nutty bottled it up, used US05 yeast and well tap water first time. While splitting hickory wood in backyard there's an aroma of bacon, hmm might try another test batch with hickory wood. Currently struggling to drink up Oktoberfest to get empty bottles, not a good drink. Sampled Northwest and it was very good ,going to age that one a bit.
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    First Experiment

    Made American Ale as directed, with the following modifications. 1. Boiled 1/2 cup Honey & 33 young spruce tips (in hop sack) for 10 minutes. 2. Discarded hop sack, continued with American Ale directions 3. Double pitched yeast
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    Really odd question

    If not able to feel the difference, weigh them on a postage or food scale.
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    Belle Saison

    Thanks, always ferment 3 weeks. LBK sits in a location that I believe will stay in the 65-72 range.
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    Belle Saison

    Thank You !
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    Belle Saison

    Can I pitch whole packet into LBK ? and do I need to hydrate ?
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    Looking for a Christmas beer recipe

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spruce_beer Picked some of these and put in freezer for Xmas Beer Xperiment.