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Posted in thread: Dry Hopping on 10-07-2011 at 05:19 PM
Agreed - I have dry hopped half a dozen batches and thrown the hop pellets right in and have
never had an infected batch.
Posted in thread: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale on 08-10-2011 at 04:37 AM
I love this beer and I can't wait until its release again this year. I just ordered ingredients
to make a clone - looking forward to sipping on it during football season... It makes the end
of summer ...
Posted in thread: In Search Of...Yakima Twilight Clone! on 01-21-2011 at 05:48 PM
Bump^ - still searching. Brewed Northern Brewer's Black IPA this weekend. Anxious to see if
it's anything like Yakima Glory/Twilight.
Posted in thread: Weird Fermentation on 01-21-2011 at 05:26 PM
I agree about the bubbles - I should've added that a nice krauzen had formed after about 24
hours and fermentation was clearly happening for at least three days prior to the blowoff. I
suppose yeast w...
Posted in thread: Weird Fermentation on 01-21-2011 at 04:49 PM
I brewed a black IPA last Sunday using a 2L yeast starter, which is what I usually pitch (I
tend to brew big beers). Typically I get a vigorous fermentation with very short lag time and I
usually get ...
Posted in thread: Suggestions for second batch? on 12-29-2010 at 03:47 PM
Based on your description of what you like to drink, I would suggest a dunkelweizen - you'll
get some of those nice malt flavors you like in porters, combined with the spicy fruity flavors
that you ge...
Posted in thread: Does brand matter?? on 09-29-2010 at 02:03 AM
From what I read, the most important thing to look for in any extract is freshness. I'm sure
lots of extract brewers have their brand preference, but if you ask your supplier how quickly
he turns over...
Posted in thread: Will I Need Camden Tabs? on 09-29-2010 at 01:56 AM
I'm from New Jersey. If you say you need Camden Tabs in NJ, someone is likely to try to sell
you crack. However, if you're talking about Campden Tabs, that's a different story...Oh, and
other than bei...
Posted in thread: Southern Tier IPA on 09-29-2010 at 01:52 AM
I just had this beer for the first time last night - funny coincidence. Mine did not have the
overcarbonation problem at all. It was carbed just right for an IPA. I like it at first, but
then as I dra...
Posted in thread: Oxygenation and Wort on 09-29-2010 at 01:47 AM
The problem lies in getting the "right" amount and getting the fermentation to start quickly.
The longer the struggling yeast takes to reproduce to get that right amount in an under-aerated
wort, the ...