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  • Posted in thread: Irish red help on 02-06-2016 at 03:56 AM
    Can't help you on the yeast but I would dial the roasted barley percentage back to a maximum of
    2% and maybe through in 4-5% medium crystal malt. With 4.5% roasted I think the beer will be
    more brown ...

  • Posted in thread: Porter help on 02-06-2016 at 12:28 AM
    I like multiple dark malts in a porter. Those with black patent only can be a little charcoal
    or ash like IMO. Depending on how dark you want it try 8-10% total and split it 50/50 between
    the two malt...

  • Posted in thread: Porter Critique on 02-06-2016 at 12:21 AM
    My initial reaction is that the recipe has a ridiculous amount of crystal malt. It's at ~35% as
    it stands. To each his own but if you make it a second time try cutting that amount at least in
    half. Wh...

  • Posted in thread: Milk Powder?!?? on 02-02-2016 at 12:58 AM
    So I was at my local bulk food store and saw they had powdered whole milk (and skim, but thats
    not important). I then instantly thought to myself I could replace lacto in a milk stout with
    it. Then i ...

  • Posted in thread: bad brew analysis on 01-31-2016 at 03:29 PM
    30C is just way too warm to pitch that yeast. At that temperature almost any standard ale yeast
    is going to produce "Beligian-like" byproducts such as very fruity & spicy esters and phenols.
    So if you...

  • Posted in thread: Brewers shopping in UK, which base malt for a more neutral flavour? on 01-28-2016 at 03:05 AM
    As a US homebrewer who can't stand the bland flavor of North American malt this question blows
    my mind. Sorry mate but all the UK malts have just too much flavor. ;) Perhaps try UK lager
    malt with 10%...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch Critique on 01-28-2016 at 02:52 AM
    Sorry but if you going to put an American hop like Citra in the mix it is no longer a Kolsch,
    or a "Kolsch style" to be proper. Perhaps a blond ale or such but a Kolsch, no. A Kolsch is a
    German beer ...

  • Posted in thread: german pils hop selection advice on 01-27-2016 at 03:53 AM
    After making many, many german pils, I've decided that tettnager was the best. Single hop.The
    best or your favorite? I love German beers, making them and drinking them, but I don't care for
    Tettnager ...

  • Posted in thread: german pils hop selection advice on 01-27-2016 at 03:39 AM
    It's entirely up to you and agree that using no more than two is a good idea. Any or all of
    those hops are perfectly fine for the beer. I'd go with all Spalt simply because it's my
    favorite but use wh...

  • Posted in thread: Help with a mild or bitter recipe on 01-27-2016 at 03:32 AM
    Make a simple bitter. 90% Golden Promise pale, 7% Carastan, and 3% of the Fawcett 85L crystal.
    Use the 1/2 oz Northern Brewer mixed with some of the EKG for the bittering addition and more
    of the EKG ...