Last Activity:05-19-2015 11:56 AM
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Posted in thread: What's your favorite summer beer to brew? on 05-15-2015 at 08:28 PM
If your looking for something light, refreshing and sour see my quick and dirty berliner. Takes
about 1 hour to brew start to finish (not kidding) and gets requested regularly.
Posted in thread: Nottingham ale yeast vs US 05 on 05-14-2015 at 11:09 PM
Every time I use notty I get a weird ester, someone described it like cherry and I personally
hate it. Most people can't seem to taste it but I've had a select few confirm it. US-05 and
US-04 all the ...
Posted in thread: Making Traditional rice Wine. Cheap, Fun, and Different on 02-20-2015 at 08:00 PM
Fantastic thread! Thanks for sharing sonofgrok!So after some advice from a cashier at our local
asian market I used 100% glutinous rice (came in a pink bag, looked chalk white rather than
Posted in thread: Aging beer: Facts, myths, and discussion on 01-28-2015 at 08:44 PM
Aerating or oxygenating is used because the yeast need to produce sterols which become part of
their cell walls. These sterols create a special channel in the cell wall that helps the yeast
Posted in thread: Worst. IPA. Ever. on 01-06-2015 at 06:19 PM
Don't feel bad, I think Torpedo is the worst too.As a side story, I was once judging IPAs at a
competition and got one I think really flunked the test. The judge across from me thought it
was good. me...
Posted in thread: Swamp ape on 01-06-2015 at 05:46 PM
Make sure you aerate well and get your pitching rate correct. you don't have an aeration
strategy, I just pour my batch back and forth between two sanitized fermenting buckets, then
cap the one with...
Posted in thread: What is the most unique beer you've made so far? on 01-05-2015 at 03:58 PM
Marshmallow fluff stoutIt was pretty fun. People told me it tasted exactly like guinness but I
didn't think so. It was a decent beer with a good mouthfeel.
Posted in thread: What do you do with your spent grains? on 12-17-2014 at 02:50 PM
Dog Treats! Really simple recipe:2C Flour1C Spent Grain2 L eggs1C pumpkin or peanut butterBake
em at 325 for 30 min, then down to 225 for about an hour to dry out completelyThanks for this
recipe. We ...
Posted in thread: Need Help with Beer Entry for Competition on 12-16-2014 at 06:20 PM
Great advice so far. If you can't taste the chocolate at all and it was a higher gravity porter
I would consider Wood-aged. Specialty is a safer bet. The wood-aged category is more synonymous
Posted in thread: About to give in...Need your help and support please on 10-31-2014 at 04:21 PM
1. Stop using bleach and get PBW, Iodophor and one-step. Rotate your cleaning solutions and
double up on techniques during bottling time. The bottling process that works for me is