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  • The best thing about brewing is getting to drink things I could never buy. I like to take a relaxed approach and mess around.
  • Heidi's Goat Juice (alpine heather ale)
  • Gruit, imperial molasses stout, Pseudomalainen Firhti
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  • Posted in thread: 2 ounces of Irish Most in 6 gallon on 05-26-2013 at 07:16 PM
    Nah, for a seaweed ale you want to get some kombu for soup--serious kelp action! Gonna have to
    try that now. Thanks for taking this one for the team, komomos--now we know that not even 2 oz
    of Irish m...

  • Posted in thread: Need Help Thinking Outside of the Box (Kit) on 05-26-2013 at 06:06 PM
    As far as book recommendations go, I wholeheartedly recommend Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers
    by Stephen Buhner. There's a lot of mystic fluff, Noble Savage crap, patronization and some
    outright wrong...

  • Posted in thread: Lactation Ale on 05-26-2013 at 04:01 PM
    Sounds like a plan to me, but fenugreek...eugh. To me it smells more musky--which is to say
    footy and armpitty--than maple-y. Might work out anyway, though. Have you considered adding
    some rye? Seems ...

  • Posted in thread: drinking bottled beer "too young?" on 05-26-2013 at 03:52 PM
    The yeast has been using that week to eat your priming sugar and reproduce, so more yeastiness
    isn't a surprise. Give it time to finish up, settle to the bottom of the bottle, and pour
    carefully into ...

  • Posted in thread: 15 days, still bubbles on 05-26-2013 at 03:44 PM
    Totally fine. You can either whip out actual measuring equipment and check the gravity of the
    wort compared to your original gravity (if you took one), and then check it again in a few days
    to see if ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Rant on 05-26-2013 at 03:29 PM
    Another member of the Leave the Labels club. If they soak off in the Star San, great, if not,
    great. It's kind of funny to drink a cascadian dark ale out of a hefeweizen bottle.Every couple
    of batches...

  • Posted in thread: Hopless beer on 05-26-2013 at 03:20 PM
    The sugars in fruit, dosed with yeast that like that sort of thing, tend to ferment fast and
    get the ABV up to a preservative level quicker than the sugars in wort. At least that's my
    experience.You c...

  • Posted in thread: A good summer brew on 05-26-2013 at 02:46 PM
    I like gruit in summer. All the herbs to make it are great in the spring: I've got yarrow and
    mugwort and mint going bat**** in the garden right now. It's refreshingly bitter, light in
    texture, and it...

  • Posted in thread: Pasteur dry champagne yeast on 05-02-2012 at 06:30 PM
    many things in brewing have incorrectly been mentioned as a conventional practice for years.
    sure u can use it, but it will not dry out a beer or fully ferment it, thus rather useless
    beyond carbonati...

  • Posted in thread: Pasteur dry champagne yeast on 05-02-2012 at 06:03 PM
    its rather useless in beer otherwiseIt isn't, though. It really, really isn't. There are things
    in wort that champagne yeast can and will ferment. It's not an unusual thing to pop some into a
    big beer...

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