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Posted in thread: I can't get out of this specific flavor profile! on 12-18-2013 at 07:08 PM
Yes I do control temps. I keep at 64 +/- 1*. I have been looking into all grain and it seems
really easy. And building one of those Coleman's are a sinch. The more you guys talk about it
the more I fe...
Posted in thread: I can't get out of this specific flavor profile! on 12-18-2013 at 11:16 AM
I had this issue for a long time, what really helped me break out of this was getting water
chemistry right, and very strict fermentation control. These two things really helped take my
beer to the ne...
Posted in thread: Multiple Questions: Yeasty flavor, smell/grain effeciency/home grown hop alpha on 12-17-2013 at 11:19 AM
1. No, it's not normal in my experience. I get pretty clean flavors from Burton, mostly a light
fruitiness. A buddy likes to work it at 62F to get a bit of smoky-sulfury note fwiw. I should
Posted in thread: What's in your fermenter(s)? on 12-15-2013 at 07:02 PM
Just racked my Imoerial Pilsner to a corny to start lagering, 10gal Rye Mild bubbling away
enthusiastically, and 10gal of XPA in progress (2gal going THA separate ferment with Brett C).
Posted in thread: ESB Quest on 12-15-2013 at 06:58 PM
Adnams, Conniston Bluebird, and Fuller's all make great bitters--IF they're reasonably fresh.
Don't shy from ordinary or best bitters if you like the malt character. Delicious!
Posted in thread: New Hop XPA advice on 12-15-2013 at 04:56 PM
I have used Citra, Motueka, and Galaxy before. They are all going to add strong elements of
citrus and fruit, with Galaxy providing some resin and pine. Anytime I've brewed a hoppy beer
Posted in thread: Conversion in Less Than 1 Hour? on 12-15-2013 at 02:31 AM
I've never had failure to convert*. On the other hand, I never mash less than 60 minutes. I get
going early, am done by 1130 or so.....not in any hurry, I guess. If a mash shows conversion in
Posted in thread: CASK Beer Blitz @ Hampton, VA on 12-14-2013 at 10:31 PM
Wait, wait, wait...I'm confused - WHAT? How would they decide the place in a points tie?
Coin-toss? Wishbone break? A quick round of row-sham-bow? Haha!Most of the categories were
"queued" to speed u...
Posted in thread: New Hop XPA advice on 12-14-2013 at 06:56 PM
Posted in thread: COTU wort share on 12-14-2013 at 01:21 PM
Local brewery (COTU = Center Of The Universe) is doing a wort share, just got the ingredients
list today. I think I know what I want to do, but I am so new of a brewer, I am open to
suggestions. I wil...