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  • Posted in thread: New to the brew. Got tips? on 08-20-2014 at 03:36 PM
    For the first time brewer, I think the easiest thing to overlook is fermentation control.
    Mainly because kits don't really give you enough good information on it. Make sure you pitch
    enough yeast and ...

  • Posted in thread: Heat exchanger on 08-15-2014 at 04:07 AM
    I don't have room for a permanent ferm fridge either. I've had success with this hybrid
    approach. I have a larger ice cube cooler filled with a water bath. This has a homemade lid to
    accommodate the a...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian/French Hybrid Dark Saison with Tamarind on 08-08-2014 at 03:36 AM
    Sorry for the late follow up. Beer turned out nice. It definitely was better fresh as the
    tamarind flavor/tartness fell off quickly. The tamarind gave an earthy tart flavor without
    overpowering it. Pe...

  • Posted in thread: Minority Group-founded Breweries on 08-08-2014 at 03:22 AM
    18th Street Brewery in Gary, IN. Drew is a great guy and great brewer.

  • Posted in thread: Belgian/French Hybrid Dark Saison with Tamarind on 04-08-2014 at 03:51 PM
    Grain, etc.--------------------------------18 lb. Vienna.5 lb Special B.5 lb Chocolate Malt.75
    lb Midnight Wheat15 oz Tamarind Pulp (10 min)Hops,
    additions-------------------------------------1.25 oz....

  • Posted in thread: Saison Brett on 09-04-2012 at 07:33 PM
    Well finally cracked one. I got a bit busy, so this sat in primary for 3 months. After 3 weeks
    of bottle conditioning, I tried my first one yesterday. It came out great. There is a very nice
    balance o...

  • Posted in thread: What is your Brewing Pet-Peeve? on 05-24-2012 at 02:16 PM
    1. Beer snobs who equate scarcity of a beer with quality.... "They only made 1 batch of this
    this bourbon-aged licorice/vanilla/chocolate/coffee/berry stout in 2008 and it's about
    impossible to get."....

  • Posted in thread: Vanilla Oak (Chocolate) Bourbon Stout on 05-15-2012 at 06:34 PM
    See you're from Chicago. Was this an attempt to clone Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla? If
    so, how would you say it compares?

  • Posted in thread: The politics of beer rating on 05-09-2012 at 01:57 PM
    I totally get what you're saying. I have a couple buddies who are what I'd consider beer
    aficionados. But, as they don't homebrew, I don't think I get real feedback when they taste my
    beer. They try t...

  • Posted in thread: Saison Brett on 04-30-2012 at 04:34 PM
    I brewed this yesterday but had to make some adjustments due to lack of stock at the LHBS.
    We'll see how it works out. 8.00 lb Golden Promise2.00 lb Pilsner 1.00 lb Munich Malt 1.00 lb
    Clear Candi Sug...