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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)
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.