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Posted in thread: Humpback Homebrew Competition on 06-02-2015 at 12:39 PM
The third annual Humpback Homebrew Competition is now open for registration. If you are not
familiar with the competition, it is open to homebrewers from all states, and is run in
conjunction with Cro...
Posted in thread: Hops I don't understand on 02-26-2015 at 04:32 AM
Calypso makes for a rather clean bittering hop. From my experience with it as a dry hop the
pear aroma is present but very, very subtle. I have used it as a late hop addition in a Mild to
add to the c...
Posted in thread: Hot, Sour, Sweet, Salty on 02-17-2015 at 05:54 PM
So now that I wrote that, maybe something like a salted watermelon Serrano wheat with the
sweetness balance coming from honey malt, and lactic added at kegging. I think a fruit addition
would help bal...
Posted in thread: Hot, Sour, Sweet, Salty on 02-17-2015 at 05:49 PM
A gose is a lactic soured beer with salt.Go for it. Start with a Berliner, sour with
lactobacillus. Boil to kill the bacteria, and add some Lactose, any hops, salt, and chiles,
then pitch yeast.Sounds...
Posted in thread: Summit hops and Rye go together? on 01-30-2015 at 04:05 AM
Yes, just watch the onion.I brew with both summit and rye quite a bit.
Posted in thread: Washing yeast with Jalapeno Cream Ale on 04-02-2014 at 05:18 PM
Have not tried with 'pepper' yeast before but have with 'Rosemary' yeast the Rosemary came
through in the next beer.
Posted in thread: Coffee: when to add it?? on 11-20-2013 at 02:07 PM
My first post after years of absorbing all the great information here.For the dry bean method
to be clear, you just soak whole fresh beans for some period of time (24 hrs). How much did you
add and ho...
Posted in thread: Using Honey Malt on 11-12-2013 at 08:47 PM
I have used from 4Oz to 2#. I think if used in an ipa you really should drink them young (I
know you should anyway but this is one malt that dominates with out having some hop to back it
up IMO). 2# w...
Posted in thread: Coffee: when to add it?? on 11-08-2013 at 04:19 PM
The only time I have used ground was when cold steeping.Remember to use a good coffee you like
as well, and as fresh as possible if going the "dry bean" route.
Posted in thread: Coffee: when to add it?? on 11-08-2013 at 03:38 PM
Depends on what you want out of the coffee. I have gotten more flavor and some aroma from cold
steeping and adding to the keg. I have steeped beans while cooling and got some flavor but not
much. My f...