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Posted in thread: Does anyone have any experience with using chocolate rye? on 12-01-2013 at 04:05 AM
I want to make a chocolate rye stout this weekend and I have never used it before. I was
wondering how much is the most I should use in a recipe? What can of flavor does it impart?
This is the recipe ...
Posted in thread: Bohemian Pilsner: Soft water and pH on 11-30-2013 at 11:31 PM
Thanks for your input-- being from a similar region as I am I appreciate your experience with
this.I typically don't try to match water profiles. My standard practice is to bump up the
calcium over 50...
Posted in thread: Bohemian Pilsner: Soft water and pH on 11-30-2013 at 04:26 PM
I have extremely soft water where I live. It's essentially the exact same profile as Pilsen,
Czech Republic. I plan to make a Bohemian Pilsner and have a malt bill of 90% Pilsner, 5% Light
Posted in thread: Diesel Fuel Hops on 11-28-2013 at 05:22 PM
I tasted a number of American IPAs recently as a member of a competition tasting panel. The
term "petroleum-like" came up in my comments several times. It's my guess that certain
combinations of hops ...
Posted in thread: My ESB on 11-27-2013 at 01:50 AM
IMO you are over-thinking things here and winding up with an over-complicated recipe. Ditch the
domestic malt and use all UK pale malt as a base. Pick one crystal malt. If you want an
Posted in thread: Difference between starches and sugars in finished beer? on 11-24-2013 at 07:05 PM
Starch is not something you want in your finished beer. Yeast, at least the ones that produce
good tasting beer, do not eat starch. Only unwanted micro-organisms in the brew can metabolize
it. If they...
Posted in thread: Lager brewers, I need some advise. Here is what I have to work with. on 11-24-2013 at 04:33 PM
I want to brew a nice lager. I know, that is a pretty open statement. I'm looking for something
along the lines of a German or traditional flavor. Nothing on the fringe or too wild or crazy.
I want so...
Posted in thread: Substitute for belgian pilsner malt on 11-24-2013 at 12:55 PM
I want to make a belgian golden ale. Something similar to a duvel. Recipes i have seen call for
belgian pils. I don't want to buy belgian pils cause the malt is more expensive. The malt is
Posted in thread: Steep vs Mash on 11-17-2013 at 03:22 AM
I decided to do some digging. Wikipedia seems to say otherwise. It says pale, amber, brown,
chocolate, and black patent are all on the same spectrum: malted, kilned to different degrees,
but no mentio...
Posted in thread: Aeration question - pure O2 not needed? on 11-16-2013 at 01:37 PM
You can do that. I use the atmosphere all the time to aerate my wort/beer. The advantage of
pure O2 is that it is pure O2. Air is 21% oxygen so compared to bottled O2 it's less efficient
to deliver th...