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  1. My last batch came out pretty nice; 1Can Classic American Light 1 packet booster 0.125lb Carapil 0.062lb Crystal 10L malt 1 lb Vienna Malt 0.5oz Warrior, 20 min 0.5oz Goldings added with LME 1 pkt US-05 yeast Steep grains 150-160 degrees for 40min, remove from water. Add LME and Goldings Fermented at 68 deg for 13 days 2.1oz priming sugar for 2.25 gal Came out 5.4% ABV At 2 weeks conditioning, a lot less hoppy than I expected. Sampled at 2 wks good. Sampled at 4 wks very good. Saving the rest for Thanksgiving. ūüôā
  2. I have to say that I am pretty happy with my version of Chug-a-lugger. Minor revision uses Safeale US-05, adds Centennial to the LME for 20 minutes, and Goldings at flame-off. Very nice beer, mild hops, very drinkable. Best to let it sit in the bottle for 4 weeks minimum, 5-6 is even better.
  3. Bhob

    Galaxy Hops

    I made a batch of Horses Ass but with the following small changes 1. Added booster 2. Used 1oz Galaxy hops with a 5 minute boil I have tried with various yeasts, but the Mr. Beer yeast is fine and makes this pretty affordable. It was really nice, the Galaxy hops have a nice flavor and aroma. This is on my continuous brew list now. I wish Mr. B had Galaxy!
  4. Agree, but does it matter if the bottle conditioning is at room temp or in the fridge? RickBeer has said leave it out of the fridge until you want to drink it, but I had a bottle of Santa Catalina that did improve after a long time in the fridge. (I forgot about it...)
  5. Hmm, I thought I had this down, but I just read this review on Nilla Porter, and then looked at the instructions, and it says; Ferme­ntation, 3wks Carbo­nation, 3wks Bottle Condi­tioning, 2-3 months Total Brew­ing Time, 4-5 months So there does seem to be a new process which distinguishes between carbonation and bottle conditioning?
  6. I like the Lucky Charms Milk Stout better.
  7. BTW, is there any plan to provide LME's in a larger size? (Like 1.5kg)
  8. It's usually pretty close though using the Mr. Beer yeasts and SafeAle. But it doesn't seem to include yeast in the calculation. I was planning on making my version of a Weissbeir using 6 Golden LME's with a hop addition of my own just to see how it goes, but when I used QBrew to check it over it didn't change the FG with different yeasts.
  9. So, why doesn't QBrew show a different FG depending upon yeast used?
  10. So I tasted the brew yesterday. Everything about the two batches is the same except the yeast. Made at the same time, same water, same pitching temp, same time fermenting, same amount of sugar in the bottling process. The WB-06 is pretty "normal" in terms of beers I have made, with minimal head and not much head retention. Flavor is more or less what I have come to expect from a homebrew weissbeir. The WLP-380 has WAY more head, and it doesn't go away. The carbonation feel is about the same as for the WB-06 but by eye it seems to bubble more. The 380 has a slightly sweeter flavor, which I guess makes sense if by "attenuation factor" a smaller number means it converts less of the original extract to alcohol. I really don't understand it. Just looking at the beers suggests that the 380 left a lot of fermentables in the final product, and somehow the added sugar at bottling woke it up again so I have a lot of carbonation and head? Why didn't it go farther in the fermentation to begin with?
  11. Hey Nickfixit, my calculator come up with 86% and 70%, what formula did you use?
  12. So I have a question/observation. I found a weissbeir kit that is for 5 gallons, but the extract comes in two cans so it was easy to split into two LBK batches. I used Fermentis WB-06 in one LBK, and WLP380 in the other to see if there would be any difference. Both went crazy on the yeast foam, and really made a mess. OG was 1.050 for both, but the WB-06 had a much lower FG. It was 1.000 or maybe 1.005 and the 380 was 1.017. They both sat in the same temp for three weeks. Is that normal?
  13. The spigot on the Slimline is the best for bottling. Something that works like that would be great.
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