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Posted in thread: Big Brown Session Porter (AG) on 07-10-2010 at 06:44 AM
OK, this is a recipe I have designed in my quest for a nice session porter with a big flavor.
It started in the style of an English brown porter, but it differs from that style in that it
is darker in...
Posted in thread: 4-months in primary... on 05-15-2010 at 06:36 AM
OK, I have been extremely busy this year, and have not had even a few hours to bottle an AG
brown porter that has been sitting in the primary for almost 4 months in a temp-controlled
water bath (70 F)...
Posted in thread: Best place to buy hops in bulk on 05-15-2010 at 06:21 AM
Everything about hopsdirect is great. They are so friendly and helpful when you talk to them on
the phone. UPS once lost my hops shipment for a few days (their status said it had been
delivered to my ...
Posted in thread: The greatest beer of all time... on 05-15-2010 at 06:13 AM
Long Hammer catches a lot of flack, but try this...forget the IPA label. Think of it as a nice
pale ale with 1-2% extra alcohol. The IBUs are only in the 30s after all - fine for a pale ale.
I prefer ...
Posted in thread: "Style bias" on ratebeer.com and elsewhere on 04-22-2010 at 03:01 AM
i use BA to get a feel for new beers I randomly buy. I'm a noob brewer but i've always loved
beer. Those reviews are mostly uselees. They make me laugh. so often there will be 25 flavored
Posted in thread: "Style bias" on ratebeer.com and elsewhere on 04-22-2010 at 02:56 AM
One day, when I have no dumb projects left to do, I'm going to pull all the beers and ratings
from them, and find out what the correlations are for style, gravity, country of origin, etc,
Posted in thread: What Beer to Buy? on 01-08-2010 at 03:43 AM
Three Philosophers is a great beer worth $10.He'brew (I can't remember which one is the popular
one - think it's a brown ale) is very good, but don't pay $6 for one bottle.
Posted in thread: Double Mountain Kriek! Anybody? on 12-24-2009 at 03:22 AM
I can't help you with your question, but Double Mountain is one of my favorite breweries in the
region. Excellent beer, great location in the gorge, 20 oz pints, family-friendly pub during
the day, de...
Posted in thread: top 10 best and worst city water in the US on 12-13-2009 at 03:23 AM
Ever since I took a closer look at their sunscreen safety ratings, I don't trust EWG (who did
this water report). Some of the most "dangerous" sunscreens had nothing in them known to harm
Posted in thread: Brewer Progression on 12-02-2009 at 02:15 AM
A lot of great advice has been offered already, but here's a simple answer:Try DeathBrewer's
partial mash...then maybe later on try his stovetop all grain method. Both are easy methods and
save you mo...