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Posted in thread: Sassafras root bark. Anyone try chewing it? Results? on 06-02-2016 at 02:23 AM
I have experienced that with my own sassafras root, and I worry about it about as much as the
burn from hot peppers. I assume it's the volatile safrole oil causing that. Eating a hop cone
produces a s...
Posted in thread: Post your "whoops" moments- messes, etc on 06-02-2016 at 01:56 AM
Guess blowoffs are a common lesson. I had a dogfish 120 clone that I was fermenting in a pretty
large bucket when the airlock jammed. For some reason, instead of blowing the airlock out, it
blew the t...
Posted in thread: Hard soda vs rum on 06-02-2016 at 01:35 AM
Good point, I was thinking the lactose just as a non-fermentable, but I guess that could cause
some problems. This is how I was thinking of adapting the recipe on the package:Sugar -
9lbsMolasses - 3l...
Posted in thread: Hard soda vs rum on 06-02-2016 at 12:23 AM
I had an idea when I saw some rum and bourbon starters (first, I know the rules on distilling
and that it's not discussed here). If you were to make a batch of soda, like a ginger beer or
cola, then s...
Posted in thread: Open Fire Brewing on 10-16-2015 at 03:32 AM
Here's an update on what came from this. It was a wheat beer so fortunately could be spicy, and
it was. Nitric acid is pretty prominent in it, think of the the flavor most smoked meats have
in common ...
Posted in thread: Open Fire Brewing on 09-30-2015 at 07:28 PM
A dark lager, perhaps, but boiling with the lid on using pilsner malt would likely lead to
unhappy results.I'm not too familiar with pilsner malts, most of my brews fall at least at 10
SRM. What kind ...
Posted in thread: Open Fire Brewing on 09-30-2015 at 03:24 AM
Thought I'd post the wood fired boil I did over the weekend. I've seen this question asked a
few times but I'm not sure there's been an answer to this extent yet. I've attached a picture,
but it was t...
Posted in thread: What defines lagering? on 05-05-2013 at 11:46 PM
I think this is the right section, I was between posting in here of brew science. I've always
been an ale guy and have just started playing with lagers. I've got a rough concept of how it
goes and my ...
Posted in thread: Oxidation on 05-03-2013 at 03:50 AM
Just re-read the paper I was referencing ( if anyone is curious). And I stand corrected. Even
though conclusions are drawn as to oxygenation reactions during malting, it turns out the
products are i...
Posted in thread: Using frozen peaches vs. fresh?? on 05-03-2013 at 03:15 AM
I've always had bad luck adding fresh fruit to the fermenters. I never had a truly infected
batch from it, I just ended up with additional flavors that weren't directly from the fruit
juices. Adding t...