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by krussader
Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: High FG? What's wrong with my proc
Replies: 4
Views: 7702

Hey jmorignot, If you are still having problems with a high final gravity there may be several causes for this. Most likely, it is either a slow or stuck fermentation. This is normally from your yeast health. If your yeast package has been kicking around for a while it could have a high percent of d...
by krussader
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Q: German beer purity law of 1516 (Reinheitsgebot)
Replies: 16
Views: 59946

Reinheitzgebot

This is just my personal opinion, but I find that the Reinheitzgebot to be severely outdated. It is fine if you would like to follow it, but I think that you would be safe using softened water for your Pilsner. Just because water is water. The original brewers following the purity laws would just us...
by krussader
Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Strange White Film
Replies: 2
Views: 4486

Thanks! I'm going to crack open a bottle then.
Enjoy the season!
by krussader
Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Strange White Film
Replies: 2
Views: 4486

Strange White Film

Hey everyone, Well I brewed a Raspberry Wit for Christmas. Standard Wit recipe, half wheat half grain. coriander and orange peel. Let the primary fermented go for a bit over a week. Puree'd the frozen raspberries with a bit of triple sec to kill anything living in them and then racked the wit on top...
by krussader
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Thermodynamics anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 33918

A couple of pointers.

Just to make sure that you stay on the right track and don't get frustrated with your process, make sure that you use Kelvin as your temperature units (273.15K = 0C) or else your calculations will not work. Also enthalpy is based on two things, temperature and pressure. Since the system is open (hea...
by krussader
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How do I get a strong Caramel flavour in my brown ale
Replies: 7
Views: 15446

You could also try adding a couple pounds of caramel malt to the pot instead of your base malt. It gives it a really nice colour as well.
by krussader
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Honey Do's and Dont's How to Use
Replies: 5
Views: 9271

Honey Malt!

If you are really looking for a honey taste in the final product, replace your base malt with about a pound of honey malt in the original boil, if you are doing a five or six gallon batch. It gives a sweet slightly nutty flavour. It is excellent in light ales. Also what you can do is to use honey as...
by krussader
Thu May 08, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Searching for a Kronenbourg Clone
Replies: 4
Views: 7941

Which site?

http://www.brasseries-kronenbourg.com/_corporate_uk/marques/index.htm Well thats the British site, the beer I was talking about is the first on the list. Unfortunatly there is not a whole lot of information on the beer, but I am thinking that it is brewed with Pils grain with a combination of Saaz ...
by krussader
Sun May 04, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Searching for a Kronenbourg Clone
Replies: 4
Views: 7941

Searching for a Kronenbourg Clone

Hey everyone, Well I am trying to decide which recipe to do next since I am away from home most of this summer and want to stick a couple batches in the cellar to age for the three months that I am gone. One of the possibilities was to try to clone Kronenbourg. Now if you are thinking "Ew 1664" I ag...
by krussader
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Using Kool-Aid
Replies: 7
Views: 10778

I used four 12oz juice concrentrates in my last batch in order to create a Peach Honey Lager. The flavour had just a touch of peach so if you are looking for a stronger flavour I would say go for about six of them.
by krussader
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Brewing Beer with Kits
Replies: 1
Views: 4146

Brewing Beer with Kits

Hey Everyone, I have come accross a recipe for an IPA that uses two kits, a John Bull Pale Ale and a Cooper's Bitter. There is also 2lbs of dry extract and some additional hops. I thought it was a great idea to use a pre-hopped kit in order to keep the amount of hops needed down, due to the recent h...