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Posted in thread: Bohemian Pilsner with WLP815? on 07-25-2011 at 10:27 AM
I know it's probably a bit late but I've now made 4x lagers with this strain and it's great. It
definitely accentuates hop flavour and bitterness, so probably not the best strain for a malty
Posted in thread: Export Strength Bohemian Pilsner on 06-22-2011 at 08:23 AM
Hmm, well the melanoiden really does bring quite a lot to the beer. The carapils isn't
particularly important from a flavour perspective, but I'm kinda going back to it these days to
try and get my be...
Posted in thread: Export Strength Bohemian Pilsner on 06-20-2011 at 08:22 AM
i going to give this recipe a try this weekend.Great news, how did you get along? I posted this
recipe years ago, but it's still probably the best lager I've ever made.If I brewed it again,
I'd lose t...
Posted in thread: Can you Brew It recipe for Epic Pale Ale on 11-24-2010 at 07:09 AM
I live about 5 miles from Bairds maltings, but they don't sell in smaller quantities than a few
tons / a lorry load at a time. My online LHBS stocks all Fawcetts malts though so I really have
Posted in thread: BBD Brewing Kabe's Secret APA on 11-17-2010 at 09:09 PM
... Kabe is my dog. He's the one with the secret associated with this beer.Dog hair in the
mash, á la Tasty McDole?
Posted in thread: Lager won't clear on 09-30-2010 at 03:54 PM
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but did you ensure your mash pH was correct? If it gets too
high, you extract tannins from the grain which can cause a haze (ask me how I know). This can
happen really e...
Posted in thread: Can you Brew It recipe for Epic Pale Ale on 09-23-2010 at 09:29 PM
whoah that's a lot of crystal!!
Posted in thread: Excess of crystal malt - need ideas on 09-14-2010 at 08:21 AM
Bosium, when you say "oxygen barrier containers", what are you talking about? Mylar bags or
something else?I actually use clip-lock food containers - kinda like tupperware but with
locking lids with g...
Posted in thread: Excess of crystal malt - need ideas on 09-05-2010 at 04:37 PM
I've kept crushed malts refrigerated in oxygen-barrier containers for a year and they still
tasted good enough to brew with, but I think 6 months is probably the longest I'd want to keep
Posted in thread: ESB Recipe - Thoughts? on 09-05-2010 at 09:51 AM
I got this on yesterday as a small test batch - I had to go without the aromatic, as what I
thought was aromatic was actually cara-aroma.Fermenting now at 19ºC (66ºF), will allow it to
step up a few d...