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  • Posted in thread: Advice on a honey malt - partial mash beer on 05-20-2015 at 04:01 PM
    Honey malt must be mashed. No diastatic power.Are you sure it has to be mashed? This is what
    morebeer says about it:15-20L Gambrinus. Add for a sweet, nutty and slightly toasted flavor.
    Good choice in...

  • Posted in thread: Acetaldehyde in my Lagers! Please help. on 05-20-2015 at 02:10 AM
    Grape kool-aid doesn't sound like acetaldehyde to me, either. You may want to try a German
    yeast, like the Weihenstephen strain or the German Bock strain. Also, send a beer into
    competition to see wha...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen, how much is too much? on 05-18-2015 at 03:41 AM
    Agree to disagree. The guy doesn't use ppm which is probably the best way to measure oxygen. He
    states that he only conducted the tests once, which make the results pretty questionable. And
    lastly the...

  • Posted in thread: Ocular migraines on 05-18-2015 at 02:45 AM
    I've found that caffeine helps me avoid them. Drinking coffee in the morning helps (there is
    nothing worse than a migraine in the morning). I wear sunglasses outside pretty much all the
    time, and try ...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen, how much is too much? on 05-17-2015 at 04:17 PM
    -The takeaway is that shaking is the most effective method as long as you can keep open
    headspace in your fermenter-Aquarium pumps with/without stones are poor performers and require
    a lot of timeThis...

  • Posted in thread: What gives Guinness that fluffy cloud head? on 05-17-2015 at 01:00 PM
    Dry stouts have around 20% flaked barley in their grist. I think that boosts the head

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2015 - Registration Open on 04-27-2015 at 10:26 PM
    I've used them; I pretty much just use Firestone Walker bottles, in part because they're easier
    to ship but also because they stack better (in my chest freezer).

  • Posted in thread: Antibacterial Metallic Ion Effect? on 04-27-2015 at 04:47 PM
    Dunno if it works or not, but I would've just gotten the regular aluminum foil, and spritzed it
    with a bit of starsan. The claims sound like something from an infomercial, and unless Vince
    from ShamWo...

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2015 - Registration Open on 04-26-2015 at 05:02 PM
    The rules may have changed in the last few years, because that stipulation is absolutely
    nowhere in the rules. I think I remember seeing it in there a few years ago, but it's not in
    there now...I have...

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2015 - Registration Open on 04-26-2015 at 03:41 PM
    I don't understand this. Can someone please explain. Does a beer have to score higher than 34
    to be eligible for a gold metal? I understand that a beer must score at least a 30 in order to
    receive a m...


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