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  • Posted in thread: Tips on Wood Aging. on 03-24-2012 at 07:40 PM
    I'm actually not looking for smoked character, but the only thing I can find that is maplewood
    is designated for smokers. Thanks for the tips everyone!What do you expect to get out of the
    maple? I wou...

  • Posted in thread: Tips on Wood Aging. on 03-24-2012 at 07:39 PM
    There was a recent article in ASBC's newest journal that demonstrated the difference between
    American MT and French HT oak chips on a beers flavor. It just so happened that the HT in both
    instances ha...

  • Posted in thread: Using gelatin for fining on 02-08-2012 at 06:25 AM
    "I then pour the gelatin mixture into my sanitized keg and rack the finnished beer on top. I
    then seal and shake the keg for a bit then carbinate as usual."Do you notice the beer getting
    cloudy when t...

  • Posted in thread: Spruce/Pine Ale help on 08-05-2010 at 04:32 AM
    Just made a beer with torrey pine resin, 1/2 oz in 5 gal. It is turning out quite interesting.
    It adds a full, warming quality, and the flavor is hard to place, but nice.

  • Posted in thread: Chicha on 07-26-2010 at 04:24 AM
    Right now im working on seperating the sugar from the outside of the berries of schinus molle,
    peruvian or california peppertree. Removing the skin, boiling to get sugar into solution, then
    boiling to...

  • Posted in thread: Resinated Beer? on 07-23-2010 at 08:34 PM
    I've been to Greece and had the retsina there. Rest assured, the stuff in Greece is also
    crap!!!Have you had it's red counterpart? Might be more relivant, but probably not.

  • Posted in thread: Resinated Beer? on 07-23-2010 at 04:00 PM
    wow, it's that bad? Its a 35 gal. batch, so i can spare a little. My prelim. tests seem to have
    a mild, fragrant character, not pine-sol like. The aroma is stronger than the flavor, and the
    torrey pin...

  • Posted in thread: Resinated Beer? on 07-23-2010 at 05:06 AM
    I thought it was used to seal earthenware amphoras?The way I was planning to use was in small
    amounts, as in a substantial hint. I take it retsina uses a lot? Most of the things I could
    find said that...

  • Posted in thread: If you're in La Mesa, CA... on 07-23-2010 at 04:57 AM
    awesome, thanks.

  • Posted in thread: Resinated Beer? on 07-22-2010 at 07:45 PM
    Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: wlp001Batch Size (Gallons): 35Original Gravity: 1.050Final
    Gravity: 1.010IBU: 40Boiling Time (Minutes): 60Color: 24 srmPrimary Fermentation (# of Days &
    Temp): 1 week 70fS...