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Posted in thread: What's the worst that could happen? on 08-31-2012 at 02:39 PM
The grain bills of Belgian ales lead to a very malty sweet beer. Sugar additions and low mash
temperatures are traditionally used to dry the beer out and make it more balanced and more
Posted in thread: Puree vs. Frozen fruit on 08-01-2012 at 04:34 PM
Thanks for everyone's comments and advice!
Posted in thread: Puree vs. Frozen fruit on 07-31-2012 at 05:35 PM
Up to this point, all my melomels have been made with fruit juices, but I am now planning on
making a fuller-bodied raspberry melomel. It appears I can use either a raspberry puree from
Posted in thread: Professional Chef will give recipes on 07-30-2012 at 04:46 PM
I brewed an American Honey Blonde Ale, and would like pairing suggestions.... For reference,
the recipe for the Blonde included 2-row, white wheat malt, caramel 20, Tettnang for bittering,
Saaz for ar...
Posted in thread: Honey ale, why are you such a jerk to me? on 07-18-2012 at 05:18 PM
Hmmm. I'm not sure what's causing the sour taste.I know that boiling honey drives off desirable
aromatics, which is why I add it post-boil. I've only used orange blossom honey in beer, but
I've used c...
Posted in thread: Honey ale, why are you such a jerk to me? on 07-18-2012 at 04:44 PM
What temperature did you ferment at?
Posted in thread: OOps - Belgian Tripel Monstrosity on 07-05-2012 at 01:27 PM
A Belgian Strong Amber? Hope the hops can balance the increase in gravity....
Posted in thread: Good Batch Size on 06-27-2012 at 09:42 PM
Is there a cheap place to get the 3 gallon carboys? I was thinking the same thing regarding
batch size. My first batch is 5 gallons because I'm fairly confident I'll like it (blueberry).
But 1 gallon ...
Posted in thread: Good Batch Size on 06-27-2012 at 09:25 PM
I usually ferment my meads in 3-gallon carboys. I usually use 2 gallons of water. With the
volume of honey, that is somewhere in the 2.5 gallon range, which leaves just about the right
amount of heads...
Posted in thread: First mead just sitting there...yeast on strike? on 05-31-2012 at 06:08 PM
I'd give it a few more days to take off. If it still doesn't, try repitching. If - even after
that - nothing happens, try switching from 71B to EC-1118.