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  • Posted in thread: Mountmellick "light malt syrup" on 07-26-2016 at 11:42 PM
    Couldn't find this anywhere that can ship to Canada.. Can I substitute with another
    extract?ThanksYou can sub any good light malt extract. A UK product would be the first choice
    instead of Mountmellic...

  • Posted in thread: Low-alcohol Doppelbock? on 07-18-2016 at 02:39 PM
    Here's my recipe: know it's not much by most people's standards, but it works for me. I think
    my particular brand of DME (from DMEMart.com) is what makes it works because their dark DME has
    a blend o...

  • Posted in thread: Beer stone on 07-17-2016 at 08:04 PM
    Try an acidic solution. Beer stone is a stone, calcium oxalate the same thing that makes up
    kidney stones. Household vinegar may soften it up and if not buy oxalic acid from the hardware
    store.Just cu...

  • Posted in thread: Homegrown hops no smell? on 07-17-2016 at 01:27 AM
    Sounds like they were picked too soon and the resins had not fully developed.

  • Posted in thread: AG Oktoberfest recipe feedback needed on 07-14-2016 at 06:27 PM
    15% as crystal malt is way too much. This beer should be rich from the Munich and Vienna but
    not sweet or thick from crystal malt. If you use crystal malt at all, which is another
    argument, I'd say 3-...

  • Posted in thread: Rock Hard Crystal Malt on 07-11-2016 at 02:33 AM
    Certain crystals can be what is called "glassy", not unlike hard candy. The sugar(s) produced
    in the stewing process are transformed during kilning to what is essentially the hard candy
    stage.

  • Posted in thread: Help! Confused why Maibock Clone is Way too Sweet. on 07-09-2016 at 12:34 PM
    Succinct and sweet! Thanks BigEd.On the Munich deletion, I believe the style emphasizes
    maltiness so wouldn't you want it in the recipe? Eliminating the crystals, I get now.Munich? I
    still say no in a...

  • Posted in thread: Help! Confused why Maibock Clone is Way too Sweet. on 07-09-2016 at 02:53 AM
    I typically like very low bitterness but even for me this is cloyingly sweet and I can't figure
    out why.:confused:It lagered for 3 months, bottle conditioned (4 days room temp, 9 days in
    fridge) and t...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a great Oktoberfest on 06-30-2016 at 02:08 AM
    Anyone have suggestions for a great tried and tested Oktoberfest recipe? The recipe section
    isn't showing very much under Marzen beers.Modern fests are light in color, try roughly 60%
    Vienna and 40% P...

  • Posted in thread: Using large quantities of low %AA hops as bittering? on 06-25-2016 at 11:14 PM
    Hello,I was planning on doing a kölsch ( which requires Perle and Tettnanger. In the recipe
    the Perle had an %AA of 7.4 and Tettn. had an %AA of 4.4. However, the hops that I bought has
    %AA of 3.4 (P...

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