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  • Posted in thread: English Mild Help on 11-13-2015 at 11:16 PM
    Three degrees actually makes a very big difference in the finished product *especially* in a
    small beer.There's no magic formula, you have to figure out what works for you, there's just no
    margin for ...

  • Posted in thread: English Mild Help on 11-13-2015 at 06:21 PM
    Mild is actually really hard to get just right because it's so small, every facet of the
    balance is delicate. IMHO, it's actually harder than Pilsner, albeit for different
    reasons.Really think about y...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for beer tasting "standards" on 11-13-2015 at 06:13 PM
    If you want to learn to drink your own homebrew more critically, become a BJCP judge. Enter
    competitions. Gordon Strong covers this topic extensively in Brewing Better Beer, a book I
    highly recommend ...

  • Posted in thread: Golden Promise grain on 09-11-2015 at 04:58 PM
    Sounds like you need a new LHS. That's pretty unacceptable thing to be out of.

  • Posted in thread: Squeeze My Lemon Summer Blonde on 09-11-2015 at 04:36 PM
    Well, add another medal to the stack this recipe has taken.Only changes I make to base recipe
    are: [*]17% corn[*]Mashed at 152[*]Kolsch yeast (and accompanying pitch temp, ferm temp,short
    lagering etc...

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2015 - Registration Open on 07-19-2015 at 02:50 PM
    I received my score sheets in snail mail yesterday.

  • Posted in thread: BIAB Virgin please be gentile on 07-16-2015 at 01:00 AM
    What, Jewish people don't know how to brew? :)

  • Posted in thread: First AG. Think I screw up! on 07-15-2015 at 01:43 AM
    I'd recommend making something other than hefe for a new brewer. Or Kolsch for that matter.
    Neither of those are particularly easy brews, the hefe can have lautering problems and the
    Kolsch has some p...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Tun False Bottom in HERMS Help on 07-08-2015 at 09:09 PM
    I also recirc through a HERMS system using a false bottom with the 3/8" barb and can run full
    throttle open no problem.Other stuff to consider:Check your grist ratio. Should be at least 1.5

  • Posted in thread: What ingredients can be reused? Another newbie question... on 07-08-2015 at 09:04 PM
    You *can* however, reuse the yeast.


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