Last Activity:09-17-2014 10:58 PM
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Posted in thread: Where are the good American grains? on 09-16-2014 at 04:04 AM
I get the influence that the big guys have, but look at the hops market. There is huge demand
for hops today that never would get a second look for anyone making an adjunct lager. It seems
that if a g...
Posted in thread: Where are the good American grains? on 09-16-2014 at 03:22 AM
Has anyone else noticed that there are a bunch of great American hops and even some very nice
yeasts, but it seems every respected source of brewing information says that American barley is
Posted in thread: Off-Flavor Frustration! Can anyone help? on 09-14-2014 at 10:13 PM
What's your yeast pitch rate? I used to get similar off flavors when I under pitched yeast. Now
that I've been consistently making starters and pitching at the proper amount those off flavors
Posted in thread: medicinal/band aid/plastic off flavor on 09-14-2014 at 09:50 PM
But my understanding is that the water isn't being treated- the wort is having campden added
(which would do nothing).Diluting with 50% RO probably helps, but some batches apparently have
more than 50...
Posted in thread: medicinal/band aid/plastic off flavor on 09-14-2014 at 08:22 PM
The one thing that comes to mind is fermentation temp control. I use a cooler full of water and
submerge the carboy halfway, using frozen water bottles to bring temps down.When I'm doing more
Posted in thread: German pils?? on 09-09-2014 at 10:32 PM
Ok so it's all barley then? When it jus says German malt, two row malt, or Pilsner malt?? Not
anything else?? How you can tell what grain that is being malted when it just says malt??I
guess I just ne...
Posted in thread: German pils?? on 09-08-2014 at 10:21 PM
ok, maybe a stupid question.. anyways, when a recipe calls for german pils. What does that
mean??? Also what is 2 row malt??? I'm buying my ingredients in Switzerland and everything is
in german and i...
Posted in thread: Any good use for Turbo Yeast? on 09-04-2014 at 10:53 PM
Turbo yeast is OK if you have a Federal fuel alcohol permit. There are too many other good
choices for a beer.
Posted in thread: Where to buy Chit Malt? on 09-03-2014 at 02:24 AM
Posted in thread: Where to buy Chit Malt? on 09-03-2014 at 12:05 AM
Maybe it's available but I've never seen chit malt for sale in the US. I'd substitute a
slightly small percentage of flaked barley, maybe 20% rather than 25%.