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  • Posted in thread: Spice tincture / potion question. on 11-22-2014 at 01:57 AM
    In my experience an overspiced beer is usually not very pleasant. IMO wait til it's carbed up
    then give it a taste test and adjust from there. It's a lot easier to add flavor than to take
    it back out....

  • Posted in thread: Bitter commercial beer on 09-14-2013 at 01:31 PM
    Would a fridge that's too cold cause this? The cooling element has a good buildup of ice on it
    and needs to be defrosted.I find drinking beer at too cold a temperature accentuates the
    bitterness and n...

  • Posted in thread: Bitter commercial beer on 09-12-2013 at 05:54 PM
    Maybe you're having a reverse lupulin shift? :D Your analogy to soda water makes me think of
    carbonic bite, but I would think most commercial breweries do not have overcarbing problems
    with their beer...

  • Posted in thread: Why is Amber Ale so BORING? on 09-05-2013 at 05:00 AM
    Not even close. Not sure where you came up with this idea, but ambers and IPA's are
    WWWWWAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY different.As far as BJCP categories are concerned you're most
    certainly right, but bas...

  • Posted in thread: Why is Amber Ale so BORING? on 09-05-2013 at 04:41 AM
    Zoe and Red Rocket are two good examples that come to mind. Though I kind of feel like there's
    such a large cross-over between Amber ales and IPAs/PAs that the style is a bit redundant.

  • Posted in thread: If you could make one thing easier? on 09-05-2013 at 04:07 AM
    22 ounce bottles.... 50% time savings.I bottled for a LONG time.... still do some. Nothing
    better than 22 ounce bottles for speeding things up.I do use some 22oz bottles when bottling,
    but it's nice h...

  • Posted in thread: If you could make one thing easier? on 09-05-2013 at 03:29 AM
    Cleaning is a given, but since I don't own any kegs I'd probably go with bottling. Having a way
    to significantly cut down on bottling time would be great.

  • Posted in thread: Glass carboys, real talk. on 09-04-2013 at 06:31 PM
    1) Accidents can happen regardless of how careful someone is. It just takes one mistake or slip
    up to drop that glass carboy and be in serious trouble.This is pretty much where I stand. Why
    take a cha...

  • Posted in thread: Most Awful Beer Ever Award on 08-31-2013 at 06:10 PM
    Some of the suggestions for 'worst' are comical. I guess I'm just glad that most of you haven't
    experienced true horror. Try this one on for size: Budweiser & Clamato Chelada. It's Bud heavy,
    mixed wi...

  • Posted in thread: new Northern Brewer catalog. megapot 1.2 on 08-31-2013 at 05:44 PM
    I've never seen them sold anywhere but NB, but I believe the old ones were produced by
    Fermentap.The new model looks pretty sweet but I'm also having a hard time pulling the trigger
    with that price ta...