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  1. strange-steve replied to the thread Recipe Out time.

    If you have an easy way to raise the temperature for mash out (ie. direct heat mash tun, BIAB, Grainfather etc.) then go for it, but...

    Apr 25, 2019 at 10:52 PM
  2. strange-steve replied to the thread Party protesters.

    There's a native American proverb which goes something like "We don't inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our...

    Apr 25, 2019 at 10:49 PM
  3. strange-steve liked Oneflewover's post in the thread Party protesters.

    I admire your persistence. I'm afraid that I can't find the motivation to argue with people who cannot (won't) see what is plainly in...

    Apr 25, 2019 at 10:40 PM
  4. strange-steve replied to the thread Beginners Guide to Water Treatment.

    Well you could do that, but probably not necessary. Your water would be perfectly manageable for most styles if blended 50:50.

    Apr 25, 2019 at 9:38 PM
  5. strange-steve liked Sadfield's post in the thread Insanely Big Imperial Stout!.

    Go Belgian. WLP530 and 540 will cruise through it, with nice fruity esters. I would imagine most big American Stouts are done with chico.

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:19 PM
  6. strange-steve liked JonBrew's post in the thread Insanely Big Imperial Stout!.

    That's why I suggested champagne yeast earlier. Those suckers can tolerated upwards of 15% ABV - this should allow you to not only get...

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:19 PM
  7. strange-steve replied to the thread Insanely Big Imperial Stout!.

    Champagne yeast is certainly a possibility if the kveik doesn't finish the job. I've never used it so don't really know what to expect...

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:19 PM
  8. strange-steve liked Sadfield's post in the thread Insanely Big Imperial Stout!.

    Took me a while to remember where I read these. Useful info for anyone inspired by this thread....

    Apr 25, 2019 at 4:06 PM
  9. strange-steve replied to the thread Insanely Big Imperial Stout!.

    I have a bag in the cupboard actually so I may do just that athumb.. A couple of concerns I have about this brew: Firstly the Voss...

    Apr 25, 2019 at 4:06 PM
  10. strange-steve replied to the thread Beginners Guide to Water Treatment.

    Yes this look right however that is a lot of CRS to add, probably more than I'd want to add personally. You might be better blending...

    Apr 25, 2019 at 2:26 PM
  11. strange-steve replied to the thread Insanely Big Imperial Stout!.

    After the suggestions above, some googling for tips on high gravity beers, and some adjustments to the recipe based on the ingredients I...

    Apr 25, 2019 at 1:47 PM
  12. strange-steve replied to the thread April Competition - lager/kolsch/pseudo lager.

    @jceg316 Eisbock on its way to you now.

    Apr 25, 2019 at 11:05 AM
  13. strange-steve replied to the thread Insanely Big Imperial Stout!.

    That's interesting, and actually Lervig Three Bean Stout is one of the nicest imperial stouts I've ever tasted dispite being a rather...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 8:18 PM
  14. strange-steve liked Sadfield's post in the thread Insanely Big Imperial Stout!.

    That's the beauty of them, they change over time and there will always be a sweet spot that hits personal preference. However, I still...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 8:16 PM
  15. strange-steve replied to the thread Insanely Big Imperial Stout!.

    High abv beers like this I usually stash them away somewhere and try one every month or so till it's good, though my previous imperial...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 7:40 PM