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Posted in thread: Adding fruit for flavor and aroma on 08-01-2015 at 12:23 AM
My experience with making fruit beers based on 5 different beers1) Fruit puree will create a
sludge zone at the bottom that you don't want in your finished beer. What I do is gently pour
the puree int...
Posted in thread: Best kit prices on 07-31-2015 at 12:44 AM
ritebrew.com sells grain by the ounce.I bought 2 ounces of a large variety of grains to make
teas out of them to learn their taste.How does Crystal 10 taste compared to Crystal 20 to 40 to
Posted in thread: mastering homebrew vs radical brewing by randy mosher on 07-29-2015 at 01:21 AM
They have different focus and can't be compared. Radical Brewing is a good book for experienced
brewers, and is fun to read.
Posted in thread: HOW TO BREW by:John Palmer on 07-29-2015 at 12:52 AM
The updated version has way more material, and worth buying.Its $13 on Amazon with free
shipping if you buy other stuff.
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 07-27-2015 at 11:51 PM
If one ends up with a beer that's too acidic, can't you add a little Sodium Bicarbonate or
Calcium Carbonate? At least enough to raise the pH a little.
Posted in thread: Trouble getting hop flavor on 07-24-2015 at 01:42 PM
I guess you know more about it that my pal John Palmer. In any case late hopping, in the last
30 minutes or less, will contribute to both flavor and aroma. In my experience I get less
flavor and more ...
Posted in thread: Headspace question?? on 07-24-2015 at 01:26 AM
I plan to rack half of my 5 gal. batch over to a secondary to add fruit, leaving the other half
in the primary bucket. Will the extra head space in the primary cause a problem if i let it sit
Posted in thread: Trouble getting hop flavor on 07-24-2015 at 01:24 AM
Yes you can but that will contribute more to aroma than flavor. Flavor hops are generally added
at 40 to 20 minutes left in the boil. After that, you get a lot more aroma as the oils don't
boil off I ...
Posted in thread: To secondary or not to secondary on 07-23-2015 at 11:32 PM
I just started using a secondary, but mainly to free up the primary, and to cold crash. Also
cause my primary usually ends up with a ton of trub.I would just buy another primary fermentor
Posted in thread: To secondary or not to secondary on 07-23-2015 at 02:17 AM
I never secondary, don't see the point.I also did an xBmt on this topic and found tasters were
unable to reliably distinguish between the same dry hopped beer fermented in primary-only vs.