Last Activity:09-18-2008 2:46 PM
Posted in thread: New brewery Oktoberfest Near Chicago, IL on 09-18-2008 at 07:46 PM
Hello everyone,I lurk here more then I post but I help out when I can. I just wanted to invite
everyone here to an Oktoberfest I am throwing in Frankfurt, IL which is the southwest suburbs
Posted in thread: Lager Temp Question on 09-03-2008 at 09:38 PM
Stable Fermentation temps are important for the yeast however when actually lagering the yeast
is dropped out. So what I'm saying is the 2-3 weeks you are fermenting at around 50 degrees try
Posted in thread: learned a lesson on fruit on 09-02-2008 at 08:23 PM
Drink it fast :)
Posted in thread: 3rd Strike (Possibly 4th) and Iím A Pissed Off Brewer on 09-02-2008 at 08:22 PM
What is your water report look like this year. A similar situation happened to me. The water
treatment plant began adding ammonia to the water as an additional cleaner. Well Ammonia bonds
Posted in thread: How hard is it to make bad beer? on 08-29-2008 at 03:20 PM
Following other peoples tried and proven methods and recipes will lead you to good beer most of
the time. However, formulating your own recipes and experimenting with exoctic ingredients
often leads m...
Posted in thread: Got some fresh hops on 08-29-2008 at 01:56 PM
I recomend drying them out I have used wet hops and I felt I didn't get the flavor or aroma I
got from the dry hops. However, this was just perception as I didn't measure the exact amount
used I just ...
Posted in thread: Are you a Beer snob or connaisseur??? on 08-28-2008 at 02:58 PM
I think its better to be polite about it I have noticed I can get anyone to drink craft beer
with the right approach. I am a salesmen and I just use the same techniques that I would use to
Posted in thread: Weyerman Pilsener malt on 08-27-2008 at 06:20 PM
Great I was leaning that way. I want a good clean Czech style Lager and I needed to know if I
needed a protein rest or not.
Posted in thread: Weyerman Pilsener malt on 08-27-2008 at 04:19 PM
I am finding mixed information on this malt. Is this malt modified enough for a single infusion
or do you guys recomend a rest. If so, what rest how long and at what temp.
Posted in thread: Efficiency and flavor: more = less? on 08-26-2008 at 09:59 PM
Though this isn't really proof before I got my own barley crusher I had my LHBS crush my grains
and my first All grain's effiency was way off. So the next time I ordered 20% more grain
achieved the sa...