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  • Posted in thread: ingredients, Anise and Vanilla on 04-07-2010 at 12:19 AM
    I've never heard of roasting vanilla. If you have a couple spare beans, it might be really
    interesting to try, but I'd want to have a backup just in case.Anise is very potent, I'd be
    careful with it. ...

  • Posted in thread: Irish Moss on 04-04-2010 at 09:57 PM
    I have no problems with beer farts, cuz I'm a guy and farting is what I do. Haze and ill
    tasting beer though, are another thing. I forgot to put in the brew yesterday, so I guess we'll
    see how it turn...

  • Posted in thread: SA Triple Bock on 04-04-2010 at 09:38 PM
    Beers with really high melanoidins run the risk of creating that "soy sauce" flavor you're
    noticing. I know on the Brewing Network Jamil warns about it several times, I think in
    particular when talkin...

  • Posted in thread: Recurring "infection" cleanup - here is my plan on 04-04-2010 at 09:34 PM
    I would replace all my vinyl tubing first thing - that stuff is so cheap anyway.I'd fill my
    buckets with bleach solution and let them sit for a while - I love starsan for its convenience,
    but if I rea...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing historical beer? on 04-04-2010 at 09:18 PM
    Not specific to a ship or the navy, but you could brew this guy.

  • Posted in thread: Barleywine Recipe - 2nd opinion? on 04-04-2010 at 09:00 PM
    Seems like quite a bit of crystal malt to me for a 2.5g batch, but that's a judgment call -
    it's certainly not unreasonable.I'd worry about WLP002 getting the job done on a barleywine, it
    just never s...

  • Posted in thread: My Munich Smells Like Honey Malt on 04-04-2010 at 08:54 PM
    I always thought honey malt smelled vaguely vinegary.That is all.

  • Posted in thread: Irish Moss on 04-04-2010 at 08:53 PM
    Not to mention that haze is associated with long term flavor instability. I think I read that
    in either Fix or Noonan... if someone actually wants a reference, I can go look for it.

  • Posted in thread: Ridiculous efficiency on 04-04-2010 at 08:52 PM
    Yeah, I totally messed up something. Not sure how I messed up the volume, I collected into a
    pot with quart readings. So, just finished up. Ended with 3.5gal @ 1.072. Not a chance I had
    that much boil...

  • Posted in thread: Another "Am I infected" thread on 04-03-2010 at 08:50 PM
    Looks pretty much like fallen krausen to me... and if it tastes fine, it probably is.