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Posted in thread: Off flavors and warming on 03-27-2011 at 09:20 PM
I'm still trying to figure out the source/classification of some odd flavors in my beer. If you
had to rule out or focus on some classes of off-flavors which would you not worry about/worry
about if t...
Posted in thread: Columbus subing for Chinook on 12-12-2010 at 05:30 PM
When I was buying the ingredients for my third batch of beer, an IPA from my own recipe, the
HBS didn't have Chinook plugs which I wanted to use for my bittering hop. They suggested
Columbus as a subs...
Posted in thread: Worried about my apfelwein (mold?) on 12-08-2010 at 01:43 AM
It's just getting started, relax and watch it work over the next few weeks. You should soon be
seeing a constant stream off fine bubbles up from the bottom (that is if you used the
Montrachet wine yea...
Posted in thread: 3.3 or 4 lb Cans of Pale LME? on 11-19-2010 at 08:42 PM
Good to know it came out well, I need to brew this one again. My first batch of it didn't come
out so great, I somehow got off flavors as if the batch fermented to warm, not sure how that
happened as ...
Posted in thread: Hops Leaf Plugs vs. Hops Pellets on 11-18-2010 at 01:49 AM
I don't know if they are equivalent, but I sure like using them. They smell fantastic when you
break them up to throw in your boil and the hop oils get all over your hands and fingers!
Posted in thread: water for partial boil brewing on 11-18-2010 at 01:44 AM
Since I live on top of one of the nations finest aquifers it seems a shame not to use it as it
comes out of my tap pretty much free with just as bit of chlorine in it. I mix up five gallons
with a cru...
Posted in thread: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 2010 on 11-18-2010 at 01:23 AM
Mighty tasty indeed! We are working on our second case of Celebration right now and SWMBO wants
me to brew a clone as my next beer. Northern Hemisphere is quite good this year though in my
book it doe...
Posted in thread: what is the hot break on 11-02-2010 at 11:13 PM
My last extract recipe (a big IPA) had tons of hot break material, first time I had seen it
Posted in thread: First brew, interesting flavor - ideas? on 10-29-2010 at 08:48 PM
Oh yeah, I know not to pour it all in. There is beginning to be quite a bit of yeast sediment
in these too! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that things begin improving even more in a few
weeks. It's ac...
Posted in thread: First brew, interesting flavor - ideas? on 10-29-2010 at 04:00 PM
Ok, back on August 29 I brewed my first five gallon batch, a fairly simple pale ale using
Chinook (.5 oz at 14%) for the bittering and Cascade for flavor and fermented with US-05. The
wort was 70ish d...