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Posted in thread: Calypso hops? on 12-17-2012 at 09:40 AM
Just poured the first pint of an extract American Amber Ale @ 1064 using Calypso as primary
bittering hop, finished with Challenger and Centennials during the last 10 minutes of the
boil.Again, this h...
Posted in thread: Not loving S-04... on 11-21-2012 at 08:15 AM
I'm gonna go against the grain here a bit.I've had nothing but great beers from S-04. Most
recently it fermented a great Ordinary Bitter which took a 1st place in a LHBC. I've also used
it to brew a m...
Posted in thread: Calypso hops? on 11-21-2012 at 07:54 AM
I wanted to update tasting notes for the all Calypso APA after it has cold conditioned for the
past two months.There are now very strong bruised apple-like aromas. The pear notes are still
there as we...
Posted in thread: pumpkin ale stuck on 11-09-2012 at 07:48 AM
Any visual signs? Has gravity changed? Trying to save you before the 'airlock activity is not a
reliable sign of fermentation' contingent finds this thread. They're (we're?) right, but
obnoxious. But ...
Posted in thread: minikegs on 11-02-2012 at 07:56 AM
I used them for about a year before I gave up on them and upgraded to a ball-lock keg system.Of
course at the time they served their purpose and performed quite well. As far as cleaning the
minis, I w...
Posted in thread: What do you do for a living? on 11-02-2012 at 07:33 AM
I coordinate the day-to-day care of cancer patients in the chemotherapy area (infusion) and am
the PM triage operator at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.It took me a long time to come to
Posted in thread: Nibs?! on 10-18-2012 at 09:25 AM
I really like your idea of roasting the nibs first, it's like you're toasting the cocoa-ness of
the nibs. I'm gonna try this on a mocha milk stout and am totally stoked! Welp the results are
Posted in thread: Nibs?! on 10-09-2012 at 09:00 AM
can I soak the nibs in some tequila? I don't have any vodka on handYou can soak the nibs in
whatever you like! Personally, tequila always reminds me of early mornings waking up on the
wrong side of th...
Posted in thread: Nibs?! on 10-02-2012 at 06:55 AM
Cocoa nibs are one of my favorite ingredients whether in brewing or in baking.For me
personally, 8oz in a 15 gallon batch is really not that much at all. It really depends on how
much time you have to...
Posted in thread: Calypso hops? on 10-02-2012 at 06:35 AM
Where do you get wet simcoe hops!?Fortunately I was able to order the wet simcoe from my LHBS.
I used the entire pound for a single batch and am freakin proud of it! It's probably my best
IIPA yet con...