andre the giant
Last Activity:09-07-2009 7:49 PM
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Posted in thread: "Green Beer." Can someone describe it? on 05-01-2009 at 03:41 PM
For me, green beer usually tastes unbalanced. The hop flavor may be too strong, or beer may be
too malty, or too sweet. There may be an astringent taste or tart taste from the yeast that
Posted in thread: Does this look like an infection? on 05-01-2009 at 03:29 PM
Not an infection. Relax. you are making beer. It will be fine. :ban:
Posted in thread: What do you do with your spent grains? on 04-30-2009 at 02:11 PM
Every few batches, I'll take the grains and spread them out on cookie sheets. Pop them in the
oven and bake them at low heat until they are dehydrated. then I scoop the stuff into plastic
bags and sho...
Posted in thread: How many bottles do you have? on 04-30-2009 at 02:05 PM
I've got around 15-16 cases of bottles. all 12oz. there is a variety of brown and green
bottles. I've also got 25 bombers, maybe 30. Ive got 6 mini kegs as well. Most of my stuff is
empty, but Ive got...
Posted in thread: Fruit in secondary?? on 04-30-2009 at 01:56 PM
Ive brewed blueberry ale a few times and it doesn't matter how much blueberry I put in the
fermenter, the beer doesn't have enough blueberry taste. So, I've settled on this process:I
brew my base beer...
Posted in thread: Cleaning Glass Carboy on 04-29-2009 at 03:32 PM
Last year, we moved and my brewing equipment was stored in a variety of locations, some not so
desirable. Right now, I'm nuking all my equipment and bottles with a three step sanitizing
Posted in thread: Roaches at the brew store.... on 04-24-2009 at 02:28 PM
Andre checks where tireater is from... breathes a sigh of relief. that's just gross.
Posted in thread: Making my second beer and curious what i should try next. on 04-24-2009 at 02:23 PM
I may be insane, but I would go for something like a porter for my first AG batch. I find the
style to be very forgiving of mistakes.
Posted in thread: IPA gone wrong-- I think it's got mold. Salvageable? on 04-24-2009 at 02:13 PM
Having to dump the strong spiced english ale really broke my heart. It may have been 4 months I
held onto it, hoping for the best. And as I recall, I did bottle the thing eventually in hopes
that the ...
Posted in thread: IPA gone wrong-- I think it's got mold. Salvageable? on 04-24-2009 at 01:45 PM
I would be very suspect of any batch that got an opportunistic fungal infection. In spite of my
earlier comment, I would probably see if it was salvageable first though. (taste it after
getting rid of...