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Posted in thread: Anyone ever had an unexpected infection? on 05-06-2010 at 12:14 PM
Oh sure. I had a beer that had this really astringent funkiness to it that was not intended at
all. It was so horrible I had to dump the whole batch. I ended up finding a bottle of it in the
Posted in thread: Hop Flavor + Dry Hopping = what? on 05-01-2010 at 02:44 PM
Agree with the last two replies...with that said, if you really like that hop punch in the face
when you drink a quality IPA, you're definitely going to want to be a lot more aggressive than
a single ...
Posted in thread: How much beer do you drink in a week? on 05-01-2010 at 02:01 PM
I was doing about 2 pints a night, but like other commenters, I also would like to keep the
girth down and prevent myself from becoming a lookalike of Jaba the Hut. I limit myself to 12oz
a night duri...
Posted in thread: Anyone in okinawa on 05-01-2010 at 01:58 PM
Nice...I'm not in Okinawa, but I remember Camp Schwab and the NTA very well. I'm sure it's
challenging to get supplies over there, eh?
Posted in thread: Too soon to bottle? on 05-01-2010 at 01:56 PM
The best way to know for sure is to take a gravity reading. If you're at your target FG, then
you're ready to bottle!
Posted in thread: Ordinary Bitter and Clarity (Or Lack Thereof) on 05-01-2010 at 01:54 PM
The Irish Moss does make a difference wrt proteins. If you didn't add it, they'll stay in
suspension for awhile. Just keep in mind that in most cases, time clears all beers.
Posted in thread: American Amber .... too much crystal? on 05-01-2010 at 01:51 PM
The crystal is 13% of your total weight of grains. It depends on what you like, but I think
it's a little much. I made a beer once where I went overboard on the crystal. It was still
drinkable, but it...
Posted in thread: Hops in the ground! on 05-01-2010 at 01:47 PM
Good deal! The next year will be even better once the roots are established. My cascades are
already breaking the 6ft mark.
Posted in thread: My Best IPA on 04-12-2010 at 12:22 PM
Posted in thread: did I mess up? on 04-10-2010 at 03:46 PM
What fermentation temp were you shooting for? 65 isn't too bad for ale fermentation. First
thing is to take a gravity reading to see how far off you are. It could be that you had a quick