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two American Brews

Here are two American style brews that I just completed. On the first brew, I was looking to do a pre-prohibition cream ale so I looked around learned some history and came up with this recipe. I also wanted to max out my 8 gallon pot so I did a variation with water added at boil and in fermenter. I...

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Welcome Danhalls - one of the things I love about BIAB is the ability to experiment, I often do small batches. Make sure you download the latest biabacus, search the site for info and don't hesitate to ask questions. Welcome hughesyourdaddy - "Did you hear the one about the Irishman living in Laos.....

Re: Pale Ale Recipe -

Upon further contemplation (sampling) today - I think an increase in hops would improve the beer overall. Not a lot - the idea was to focus on the biscuit flavor, but a bit more on the bittering would improve.  I might even suggest throwing a little more wheat malt in for more head retention and bod...

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Welcome to the site filoularochelle.  That's interesting to hear about the changes in craft brewing in France.  I think you will find plenty to like about BIAB -  lots of info here and plenty of folk willing to help and share experiences.  Look forward to hearing about your own experiences as you ch...

Re: Black pilsner

Yeah, we call it The Black Pil at the brewery here, but it's not out in mass production yet, so I'm not surprised you haven't heard of it (Haha). Late last year I had a couple of really good German black lagers and got hooked - nice beer.  I figured out I need to follow up brewing a lager with an al...

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Welcome to the site Mike7431! Brewing is a great hobby and can be as complex or simple as you want.  Don't think you will be disappointed in the site. I can say I learned to brew from this site - and it works great (just posted about my black pilsner).  Sounds like you have some experience already. ...

Black pilsner

So I just sampled my black pilsner lager and was very satisfied so I thought I would post and share.  I chilled to about 44F (7C), pitched and then let warm up to 50F (10C) followed the fast fermentation process - at about 50% attenuated I bumped up the temp stature 5 degrees every 12 hours until hi...

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