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  • Posted in thread: Waiting for the Sun - Ale with Cranberries on 01-24-2013 at 09:35 PM
    I didn't heat mine and I had no problem. In your case it can't hurt since you don't have to
    worry about clarity, but I don't think it's necessary.

  • Posted in thread: What does boiling water accomplish? on 01-23-2013 at 11:04 PM
    I've never boiled, but I do use campden tablets as mentioned above. Your results may vary, but
    I seem to get better efficiency this way. I suspect there is enough chlorine/chloramine in my
    tap water t...

  • Posted in thread: Are there any hops you actually dislike? on 01-22-2013 at 04:35 AM
    I'm going to give it another shot at some point because I've had some great beers with it since
    I tried it myself, but my first experience with Bramling Cross was not a good one. It was
    supposed to ha...

  • Posted in thread: Waiting for the Sun - Ale with Cranberries on 01-22-2013 at 01:15 AM
    I've read a good number of cranberry beer threads (most of them wheat beers or stouts) which
    described the results as mediocre at best. I love cranberries, so I decided to give it a go
    anyway, and the...

  • Posted in thread: DME addition during fermentation? on 01-15-2013 at 05:51 PM
    That sounds like a fine plan. I made the same mistake once, and I have the following advice:
    You extracted WAY more IBUs than intended with your lower gravity wort, so you're going to have
    to age this...

  • Posted in thread: Witbier Suggestions on 01-15-2013 at 05:44 PM
    +1 on Styrians. I even use them in my ESBs sometimes when I want a nice floral aroma instead of
    the earthy funk of EKGs.

  • Posted in thread: Cold Crashing? on 01-15-2013 at 05:40 PM
    The only safe method I know of to back-sweeten a beer without producing bottle bombs and still
    have it carbonated is to kill the yeast by some method (pasteurization or campden tablets)
    after fermenta...

  • Posted in thread: Newby gas RIMS buld help on 01-12-2013 at 11:40 PM
    There's no reason a gas RIMS couldn't be done, but I've never seen one. Kind of like the flash
    boilers some folks have made for steam mashing, but at a lower temp, maybe?

  • Posted in thread: Really long boil for color and flavor on 01-12-2013 at 11:29 PM
    Hi all,I thought I would post the results of an interesting experiment I tried recently. I
    decided to make an ESB without any caramel malt and get the usual color and caramel flavors
    entirely from ket...

  • Posted in thread: Can you help - my Cream Stout was TERRIBLE... on 01-12-2013 at 11:09 PM
    That said, if you let it age for a while it will probably smooth out a bit.

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