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Posted in thread: Oxygen for beer on 10-21-2014 at 02:09 PM
... based on practical experience some brewers find that too much oxygen results in
fermentations that stall after a very vigorous start that also tends to throw off lots of
acetaldehyde & sulfur". :...
Posted in thread: Noble Rot on 10-16-2014 at 04:56 AM
Noble rot refers to very ripe grapes which become partially raisined due to a type of fungus.
They're used to make very sweet wines. It doesn't sound like it would be good in beer, but what
do I know....
Posted in thread: I think I am done with contests on 10-11-2014 at 12:11 PM
I'm not usually a grammar nazi, but you would also like to think that judges would possess the
skills to properly conjugate two of the most common verbs in the language which they are using
Posted in thread: I think I am done with contests on 10-10-2014 at 11:20 PM
The funniest comment I've ever gotten on a score sheet was for an APA I entered in the Ohio
State Fair. In the "overall impression" category the judge said (and this is exactly as
written): "Keep tryi...
Posted in thread: I think I am done with contests on 10-10-2014 at 02:14 PM
If judges are approaching the judging table without their personal biases in check, then there
is no point to having any standards. Every competition becomes simply a best-in-show, and
whichever beer ...
Posted in thread: I think I am done with contests on 10-10-2014 at 01:05 PM
I'm still waiting for my results from my most current competition, but I've had some where they
just say "hops" and "ok" in the descriptions for aroma and taste... then they score me 35/50.
Well, I ne...
Posted in thread: I think I am done with contests on 10-10-2014 at 12:30 PM
There are some judges who are definitely judging beers on their own personal preferences rather
than judging the beer on its own merits. I often enter the American Pale Ale category because I
Posted in thread: Hot Wort Aeration on 10-08-2014 at 12:06 AM
This problem with a "wet cardboard" taste sounds very much like a problem I had with every
batch when I first attempted to brew "hoppy" beers. I had a horrible taste in my beers that I
Posted in thread: What Coffee Roaster do you use at home? on 10-07-2014 at 02:11 AM
I use a 1400 watt Wearever Popcorn Pumper. They are very dependable. I roasted 3 batches twice
a week for over 7 years with one before the heating element burned out. Their main weakness is
that the f...
Posted in thread: SS Brewing Technologies "That's a ton of Stuff!" Giveaway on 09-15-2014 at 01:07 PM