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Posted in thread: Experience with Poland spring in a stout? on 07-24-2014 at 06:55 PM
looking at the water report for PS is very low minerals generally and not far off reverse
osmosis water.Typical nestle pretending passing of RO water as "mineral water" lolAnyway, you
will want a har...
Posted in thread: All my beers finish around 1.008-1.010 on 07-19-2014 at 03:03 PM
A 151-153 mash temperature is on the lower end of the mash range. Mashing at this temperature
will generally produce a more fermentable wort and hence a lower gravity.The other
consideration is the gr...
Posted in thread: Time on the cake on 07-01-2014 at 07:28 PM
Thanks for the input guys. What I am piecing together from this is that extended time on the
cake;-Has detriment on flavour-Produces a "cake" flavour that some like and some
Posted in thread: Time on the cake on 06-30-2014 at 08:37 PM
I was lucky enough to visit the Dark Star brewery this weekend. The tour is very informative
and there is the opportunity not only to drink excellent beer but also to talk with the very
Posted in thread: Is fast cooling wort necessary? on 06-27-2014 at 08:59 AM
It preserves hop aroma, promotes cold break formation and prevents the reformation of DMS. It
also limits the chance of bacterial infection although I think that this is over stressed. It
Posted in thread: American, highly aromatic dual purpose hops....do they exist? on 06-25-2014 at 09:37 PM
Yeah Mosaic is a epic hop, better than Simcoe imo
Posted in thread: How do I test and correct my mash water? on 06-25-2014 at 10:28 AM
IMO the strips are useless. Invest in a decent handheld pH meter.You can adjust your pH of the
mash in two ways 1) via mineral additions 2) via acid/base additionsMineral additions work by
Posted in thread: American, highly aromatic dual purpose hops....do they exist? on 06-25-2014 at 10:05 AM
Summit & Simcoe both bitter smoothly IME. Summit is one of my favourite hops.
Posted in thread: Does anyone use Citra as bittering hop? on 06-25-2014 at 10:03 AM
Yes Citra does impart an unpleasant bitterness. There are loads of single variety Citra beers
flooding the UK market at the moment. They all have this problem.
Posted in thread: Homebrewing Abroad on 06-24-2014 at 11:41 AM
You realize Chinese beer is all owned by Belgian Beer and Anhauser Busch, right?That surprises
me, it is beer of some sort. In the UK we would call them shandy :cross: