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Posted in thread: Pectin solids? on 12-15-2013 at 05:16 PM
For the past three years, I've made a tradition out of 5 or 6 gallons of Graham's English
Cider, with cider sourced from the same booth at the nearby farmer's market each year. Besides
adjusting the a...
Posted in thread: Black Truffle Beer Project on 04-09-2012 at 11:59 PM
So, primary should be winding down. How does it smell?Unfortunately I was out of town for all
of active fermentation. I lack any sort of temperature control, so I'm betting it was between
70 and 72F. ...
Posted in thread: Black Truffle Beer Project on 03-26-2012 at 03:32 AM
This recipe got brewed this afternoon. I didn't end up pitching lactobacillus into the recipe,
due to neither of my cultures turning out well. I did add all the acidulated malt that I had on
hand to t...
Posted in thread: Culturing Lactobacillus from Yogurt & Grains with a Crock Pot/Slow Cooker on 02-28-2012 at 02:32 PM
"Lacto Two Ways"One of my next brews will be a gose. This is my first foray into sour brewing,
so in full disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm doing :fro: . Instead of purchasing a
Posted in thread: Black Truffle Beer Project on 02-04-2012 at 02:55 AM
I suppose a "real" big beer geek would tell you to toss the black truffles into a bourbon-oaked
soured Belgian imperial wet-hopped India Black Ale... I guess I'm a phony after all. :mug:I
Posted in thread: Final Gravity Podcast NJ Brewers series on 02-02-2012 at 03:22 AM
I enjoyed the podcast with Brian Boak.What about Defiant Brewing Co., in Pearl River?
Posted in thread: Black Truffle Beer Project on 02-01-2012 at 05:02 AM
Resurrecting this thread, now that work is back under control... I have been able to get some
further research done.First, add another potential style to the list: Randy Mosher, in his book
Posted in thread: Troubleshooting a Belgian Dark Strong Wy 1762 Fermentation on 01-20-2012 at 04:10 PM
About 3 weeks ago, I brewed a Belgian Dark Strong ale, pitching it with Wyeast 1762 Belgian
Abbey II. The brew day did not go perfectly:[*]I mistook Munich 20L for CaraMunich, and only
steeped it at 1...
Posted in thread: Interesting fermentation. Thoughts? on 01-12-2012 at 01:56 PM
I've been washing & repitching a line of 1098 for about 6 or 7 batches now, and I've seen this
behavior in maybe two thirds or more of the fermentations. The krausen never gets more than a
Posted in thread: New craft breweries in NJ on 12-12-2011 at 01:13 AM
perhaps an even better list?