Gift Premium Subscription To bitteral

Join Date:


Last Activity:

03-27-2011 3:11 AM

1 Likes on 1 Posts 


  • northern Virginia
  • guitar,science
  • software dev mgt
  • Bill
  • alternative rock
  • Steve Martin comedies, Jaws, Schindler's List
  • Seinfeld reruns
  • Just a beginner looking to find/create some recipes to clone or exceed some of my favorite beers. Love the amount of control that homebrewing gives, but not sure if I will get where I want to or not. Current favorite commercial beers are Wolaver's Brown Ale, Sam Adam's Boston Ale and Octoberfest.


  • Posted in thread: Second hot break! on 06-06-2009 at 05:02 PM
    The extra 15 minutes of boil would increase your hop utilization. So the beer may be a little
    more bitter than it would otherwise have been.I guess it is reasonable for the second addition
    of extract ...

  • Posted in thread: Help! Include LME volume in boil volume? on 05-31-2009 at 04:33 PM
    Both batches used 7 lbs LME, so that is a bit more than 1/2 g volume. I did end up factoring it
    in, and made a minor adjustment to the hops based on that.Thanks for the quick replies.

  • Posted in thread: Help! Include LME volume in boil volume? on 05-31-2009 at 12:42 PM
    Help. I just realized that I always fill my brew pot to the target boil volume, and then add
    the extracts on top of that. But now I realize that adding several pounds of extract raises the
    volume. So ...

  • Posted in thread: AHS/MW Fat Tire Clone on 05-28-2009 at 12:27 AM
    I just received the Fat Tire Clone extract kit from AHS. When I plug in the ingredients into
    BeerSmith, the computed IBUs are 16.5. Does that sound right?The hop schedule is:1 oz Northern
    Brewer - alp...

  • Posted in thread: Steeping question on 11-20-2008 at 02:46 AM
    From John Palmer's book:"Steeping specialty grain is like making tea. The crushed grain is
    soaked in hot 150 - 170F degree water for 30 minutes. Even though a color change will be
    noticeable early on...

  • Posted in thread: Strawberry Blonde Tap Label on 04-25-2008 at 02:30 AM
    The picture is so polished (great!) and the colors are excellent. I think the rise and fall of
    the letters in "Strawberry Blonde" takes away from the polished look, i.e. I'm recommending a
    completely ...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Oil City PA on 02-21-2008 at 02:56 AM
    What a surprise to see a poster from Oil City. Some of my roots back to great grandparents go
    there. Some of the more recent generation is around the Butler area now. Brings back some good
    memories. I...

  • Posted in thread: Fusals? on 01-31-2008 at 04:49 AM
    In Palmer's book, he lists that over-aeration as a possible source of fusel alcohols, as well.
    That really surprised me, but I just found it in his book this past weekend.In my case, I'm
    really thinki...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Substitution - Spalt for NB on 01-26-2008 at 07:14 PM
    Unless someone suggests otherwise, looks like I'm going for the following:1.2 Cascade 6% - 60
    min0.5 Cascade 6% - 30 min0.5 Cascade 6% - 15 min0.5 EKG 6% - 15 minI added the 0.5 EKG to get
    the IBUs up...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Substitution - Spalt for NB on 01-26-2008 at 05:56 PM
    Spalt is a radically different hop from NB. But, at the bittering stage it won't make too much
    difference. Nuggett & Chinook are closer. I'd be tempted to use the Cascades for bittering &
    the Spalt at...