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Posted in thread: Pumpkin in the mash?! on 02-06-2014 at 05:00 PM
You may want to try substituting some of the pumpkin out for yams...they add more flavor than
pumpkin from my experience. Then, supplement with pumpkin spices...I like a blend cinnamon,
Posted in thread: Way overshot my OG on 02-06-2014 at 04:51 PM
I would start weighing out your grain when you receive it from the LHBS. I've never overshot by
that much, but I have overshot before & found out that the LHBS grain weights are rarely
exactly what wa...
Posted in thread: Fat Head's Hop Juju Clone on 02-03-2014 at 02:06 PM
To be honest, mine was a good IPA, but not JuJu.On Fat Head's website, they list the
ingredients for every beer now, so that gives me a new starting point. I put my guesses next to
each ingredient, si...
Posted in thread: Souring a Stout on 01-27-2014 at 05:33 PM
If you're talking about doing a small spontaneous fermentation involving wild yeast in the
atmosphere to sour the 12 oz you separate out, then you will be at risk of future
contamination. For my sour ...
Posted in thread: RIS Aging Temps on 01-27-2014 at 05:16 PM
Avoiding large temperature swings is essential. The higher the aging temp, the faster "aging
flavors" will develop. I'd taste once a month & package whenever it tastes ready. I wouldn't
Posted in thread: How to fix my IPA on 01-24-2014 at 04:29 PM
Trial & error is your best bet on figuring out your hop absorption. If you use a program like
Beersmith, you can plug in your estimated absorption loss numbers & it will give you your
necessary water ...
Posted in thread: Decoction mashing: yes or no? on 07-19-2013 at 06:59 PM
I've heard doing a 120 minute boil gets you in the ballpark of what a decoction mash would add
to the beer. I recently did that with my Helles & it turned out great...lots of malt flavor. It
Posted in thread: Tincture for pumpkin beer? on 07-17-2013 at 12:25 PM
With spiced beers, I try to add part of the spices to the end of the boil & part
post-fermentation. Jamil has mentioned getting different flavors from the spices depending on
when/how they are added.I...
Posted in thread: 2013 NHC first round results? on 04-29-2013 at 09:21 PM
I was only able to get 1 beer entered in Zanesville OH, an Imperial Smoked Porter. It scored a
42 & advanced to mini-BOS, but apparently didn't place (nothing marked in the box).Better luck
next year ...
Posted in thread: Dark Lord Day 2013 on 03-18-2013 at 05:03 PM
Same here. I was also on right at 12:00 & came away with nothing. Sucks...never had Dark Lord,
so it would be nice to get to go at least once.The good news is that we're going on a beer trip