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  • Posted in thread: Geary's Summer Ale Clone on 11-15-2015 at 10:35 PM
    316240Tapped the keg today and did a side-by-side. The flavor is very close. The original is a
    little crisper and hoppier. The color is very close. The clone looks like pond water. It could
    be that it...

  • Posted in thread: Geary's Summer Ale Clone on 11-05-2015 at 03:15 PM
    Ingredients8.00 galSalem/Beverly MAWater110.00 gChalk (Mash 60 min)Misc22.00 gEpsom Salt
    (MgSO4) (Mash 60 min)Misc31 lbsCrystal Light (35.0 SRM)Grain41 lbsWhite Wheat Malt (2.4
    SRM)Grain52.0 ozChocola...

  • Posted in thread: Bissell Brother's The Substance Clone on 10-18-2015 at 06:41 PM
    I was up in Portland last week and picked up some of The Substance. My beer is on the left, on
    the right is Substance from a year ago. 310279I haven't emailed Noah, but I would guess the
    grist might b...

  • Posted in thread: Specialty malt for pale ale on 07-24-2015 at 04:48 AM
    You could also try an English base malt like Maris Otter.

  • Posted in thread: Bissell Brother's The Substance Clone on 07-13-2015 at 07:11 PM
    Do you have a link to the podcast?

  • Posted in thread: Bissell Brother's The Substance Clone on 07-11-2015 at 02:04 AM
    .They basically gave me everything. The recipe has changed over time. They stopped using flaked
    rye and added flaked oats. The hops almost certainly change based on availability. Noah Bissell
    said on ...

  • Posted in thread: Old school lagers on 06-29-2015 at 07:30 PM
    I wouldn't use any rice; it has no character and you might as well use sugar. I agree with
    everything else you said. I looked up my previous recipe and it was 85% pale ale malt (because
    I didn't have ...

  • Posted in thread: Old school lagers on 06-29-2015 at 05:50 PM
    Well, it just seemed like the beers then were darker gold & had more body & flavor than they do
    now. Seems like a lot more corn & rice are used now versus then, if they did. Can't get them to
    talk. Id...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Break Brewing Microbrew Series Giveaway - Open to All! on 06-25-2015 at 12:29 PM
    Boom! I'm in!!

  • Posted in thread: Faster Brew Day Tips for a New Dad on 06-06-2015 at 02:15 PM
    Extract is an option. BIAB also speeds up your brew day by eliminating the sparge step.

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