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Posted in thread: Hard water maybe affecting my beer on 12-27-2014 at 08:59 PM
I had a similar conundrum a while back. All my beer tasted great except IPAs, which had an
overly harsh, soapy, stinging bitterness. I did some reading (danger!) and decided that maybe
it had to do wi...
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Posted in thread: too much bourbon in my vanilla porter? on 10-28-2014 at 06:55 AM
I'm not sure about the oak. I oaked 5 gal. of a rye beer a year ago with 2.5 oz of cubes for a
few weeks and it tasted woody. I'm going to experiment with oak again on an RIS later this
month. As for ...
Posted in thread: Spam on 10-27-2014 at 07:09 AM
I prefer to use bourbon soaked spam cubes in the bright tank; much cleaner.
Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 10-21-2014 at 06:38 AM
You have 2 beers on tap, 3 in various stages of fermentation or aging, but feel an extreme urge
to fill your last available carboy with wort and yeast ASAP!
Posted in thread: What is your "Go To" yeast and why? on 10-21-2014 at 06:16 AM
S-04 and S-05 are my workhorses for the sake of simplicity and ease, but WLP002 and Wyeast 3711
are the ones I use when I have the time to spin up a starter.
Posted in thread: "Chunky" WLP002 -- is that right? on 09-15-2014 at 08:51 PM
I had the same reaction the first time I used WLP002. In my experience, yes it is lumpy/clumpy.
Flocs like crazy, love that yeast!
Posted in thread: I took the labels off, but then this happened... Now what?!?! on 09-15-2014 at 08:31 PM
I've used oxy quite a bit and had the same haze on the bottles if I leave them in the solution
too long. I've read somewhere that this is a reaction of the oxy with really hard water. I've
used a 50/5...
Posted in thread: Has anyone used this? on 09-10-2014 at 08:25 PM
Get at least a 40 qt. and give yourself a little head room pre-boil.
Posted in thread: Pumpkin/spice beer Question on 09-10-2014 at 06:44 PM
I used a teaspoon of spice a few years ago, you could taste the spice, but it was subtle. I
wanted to bump it up last year, so tried a tablespoon of spice and it was a little
overpowering, totally mas...