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  • Posted in thread: 13 days of Christmas False Bottom Giveaway from NorCal Brewing on 12-03-2012 at 05:30 PM
    i'm in

  • Posted in thread: White house beer on 12-03-2012 at 04:14 PM
    I'm not sure what all the excitement is about. Politics is not an ingredient in beer.

  • Posted in thread: Blonde ale turned black in secondary on 12-02-2012 at 05:39 PM
    Appearance is only 3 points out of 50. ;)

  • Posted in thread: Not Happy With My IPAs on 12-02-2012 at 05:29 PM
    What is your brewing water like? Ca and SO4 have an effect on hop utilization and perception.

  • Posted in thread: Starting to doubt LHBS on 12-02-2012 at 05:15 PM
    check out the beersmith podcast series. There is a great show on batch sparging with Denny
    Conn. It is on itunes under beersmith podcasts. search for batch sparging or Denny Conn. I
    think this would b...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Substitution - Help Please on 12-02-2012 at 05:06 PM
    Willamette are a Fuggles derivative. They are a decent substitute for other English varieties.

  • Posted in thread: Not hitting OG Numbers on 12-02-2012 at 04:31 PM
    One thing that really helped me in my quest for repeatability was measuring my pre-boil
    gravity. With the use of a refractometer one can stop their sparge when they reach the target
    and not dilute the...

  • Posted in thread: washing yeast from dry hopped beer on 12-02-2012 at 04:21 PM
    You can always make a starter from the "dry-hopped" yeast. Or just go for it and learn
    something new. The cool thing about brewing is that trying something outside the box doesn't
    kill anybody. The mo...

  • Posted in thread: Hops that Pop! on 10-22-2012 at 01:23 AM
    Thanks guys,I'll try adding more CaSO4 in my make-up water. That is the direction I was headed.
    Our water is pretty soft. I am using 1.5 tsp Gypsum per ten gallons of brewing water. Maybe I
    will up it...

  • Posted in thread: Hops that Pop! on 10-21-2012 at 06:12 AM
    Hey All,I'm looking for some advice on getting a good pop to the bitterness of my beer like
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. My BUs are up in the 50s and 70s or higher on many beers and the beers
    are nicely ba...

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