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  • Posted in thread: Large commercial US breweries : What hops do they use? on 02-20-2017 at 10:55 PM
    Hops in these beers are almost certainly blends. Hop extracts are also very common. Miller uses
    isomirized extract to allow them to use those clear bottles for High Life since isomirized
    extract doesn...

  • Posted in thread: can RO water still have chlorine or chloramines? on 02-19-2017 at 10:36 PM
    For my most recent brew, I wanted to try to use all RO water and build the appropriate water
    profile by adding back calcium-chloride, gypsum and Epsom. I used the water profile calculator
    on brewers f...

  • Posted in thread: Flaked corn vs Rice vs rice syrup solids? on 02-18-2017 at 11:31 PM
    Plain flaked corn or rice are not going to provide body. Those type of adjuncts are used to
    lighten the beer in color and flavor. Yes the corn will contribute a little flavor, the rice
    not so much it ...

  • Posted in thread: A tolerance of fart odour in lager on 02-18-2017 at 01:56 AM
    So how much fart smell in a lager is tolerable?At the finished stage, none, or perhaps a small
    trace of sulfur. SO2 is a natural off-product of many lager fermentations. With proper
    lagering/aging it...

  • Posted in thread: Scaling recipes on 02-16-2017 at 11:55 PM
    Can I take a 1 gal recipe and multiply everything in it by 5 to get a 5 gal recipe? or a 5
    gal*10 to get a 50 gal recipe? will it get too hoppy or anything?One gallon to 5, probably,
    although I'd reco...

  • Posted in thread: Changing the bittering hops in a recipe? on 02-16-2017 at 11:46 PM
    Yes you can use Magnum and the beer will still be good. However, it will not necessarily be the
    same as with Challenger. Bittering hops do matter IMO and agree with mattdee1 that it will be
    more appar...

  • Posted in thread: what can I add to a lager? on 02-11-2017 at 02:43 AM
    I have a lager thats been fermenting a couple of days. It's my second lager and I find these
    kind of plain. Any suggestions for what I can add for flavor?Coffee? Vanilla? Mango puree?Why
    do you need t...

  • Posted in thread: For Bock's sake on 02-10-2017 at 01:39 AM
    PS, what is Spalter?German hops, Alpha Acid: 3.5% Aroma hop with mild, pleasant, and slightly
    spicy notes. Typical Brewing Style: Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Alt, Kalsch, and Munich Helles.

  • Posted in thread: Roasted barley % on 02-10-2017 at 12:43 AM
    Assuming just about everyone is familiar with Guinness stout, Guinness has about 10% roasted
    barley if that helps.

  • Posted in thread: For Bock's sake on 02-10-2017 at 12:36 AM
    I have been looking at brewing up a bock for a while now but have been put off by the whole
    faff that is decoction mashing. So my question is, does anyone out there have good experience
    of brewing boc...

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