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Posted in thread: Conflicting advice from LHBS and HBT... on 12-10-2013 at 12:55 PM
HBT > LHBS in all cases. Never forget this.The reasons why many LHBS have a bad reputation are
probably twofold: a) many are owned/operated by people who started brewing in the 70s-90s and
Posted in thread: Too much dry hopping? on 12-10-2013 at 12:26 PM
Dry hopping does not add isomerized alpha acids. It can add tannins and other compounds that
are perceived as bitter or astringent but do not contribute to the IBU
Posted in thread: Can anyone tell me if these malts are the same but come from different providers? on 12-08-2013 at 04:56 PM
Sorry, I agree that Special B is the best for raisin-like flavors. I guess I didn't fully
process that part of your question.
Posted in thread: food safe barrels? on 12-08-2013 at 04:13 PM
I believe they should have a NSF stamp somewhere if they are food-grade.I am not sure how this
certification works, so I may be totally off on this, but it would probably be a good idea to
keep in min...
Posted in thread: too sweet on 12-08-2013 at 04:08 PM
Scallen,it would help us troubleshoot your problem if you posted your recipe and specific
Posted in thread: Can anyone tell me if these malts are the same but come from different providers? on 12-08-2013 at 04:01 PM
I am not familiar with special W, but all of these are crystal/caramel malts. While similar in
color, they taste very differently from each other. Go with the Muntons, Fawcett, or Bairds -
Posted in thread: Gainesville, FL on 12-08-2013 at 03:03 AM
Matt,thanks a lot for the great job you did with organizing the Cider Day Event. The Hoggetowne
Crew had a lot of fun. We are looking forward to working together again in the future!
Posted in thread: Going rate for 5 gallon kegs on 11-30-2013 at 03:04 PM
The shop I work at charges $65. Another one a couple of hours away is $70.
Posted in thread: Brewing with Cedar on 11-24-2013 at 12:21 AM
Nope, straight from the fermentor into a sanitized FoodSaver bag.The flavor and aroma are quite
pronounced, even with half a spiral.
Posted in thread: Are Taste and Speed Mutually-Exclusive in Regard to Secondary Length? on 11-23-2013 at 12:32 AM
I've never heard of crashing being a bad thing before, not saying that it's not true, but you
post up more info it?I'll see if I can find a reference, but it is pretty common knowledge that