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Posted in thread: Help ID bitter off-flavor (taste like tonic) on 01-19-2013 at 08:04 PM
I have had an off flavor that I think you are describing as well. It only comes out in my
highly hopped beers with no dark grains. ie, IPA and a Black IPA that I mashed the dark grains
too late and di...
Posted in thread: Vancouver, BC HBTers! Water treatment? on 01-01-2013 at 07:30 PM
Thanks Nugent and gbx. I'll pick some up and report back with my numbers next batch. Cheers!
Posted in thread: Vancouver, BC HBTers! Water treatment? on 12-31-2012 at 09:24 PM
... For all other nutrients, I just add yeast energizer.How much yeast energizer and when? I
add a miniscule amount of yeast energizer to my starter culture (I think 1/8 tsp). Is that
Posted in thread: Where to buy plumbing fixtures etc for heatstick in Canada on 12-24-2012 at 01:18 AM
Can you match the required PVC pieces with the size drain pipe you found? If you can get the
same sized PVC, it wouldn't be an issue to make the enclosure slightly smaller. This was very
Posted in thread: Where to buy plumbing fixtures etc for heatstick in Canada on 12-24-2012 at 01:13 AM
Sigh. Just ordered everything on amazon.com (not .ca) and shipped it to the closest US shipping
depot. Hopefully the build will go smoothly. I only need to pick up a few small items locally,
which I k...
Posted in thread: Where to buy plumbing fixtures etc for heatstick in Canada on 12-23-2012 at 10:56 PM
Happy Holidays!I'm trying to build a heatstick as described at but I live in Vancouver, BC
Canada, and our local Home Depot and Home Hardware etc do not carry many of the parts in the
parts list. Fo...
Posted in thread: Any tips on manipulating grains (milled)? on 12-07-2012 at 03:33 AM
No problem. One other thing, on recirculating or manual vorlauf, you need to be careful on
feeding back to the top. You don't want to disturb the grain bed you're trying to
establish.Gotchya. I usuall...
Posted in thread: Any tips on manipulating grains (milled)? on 12-06-2012 at 07:39 PM
1. No flavor difference, just a better.... well, a more consistent crush/efficiency. Your
runoff will usually never be "clear" but you should not be getting a lot of grain particles
passing through if...
Posted in thread: Any tips on manipulating grains (milled)? on 12-06-2012 at 02:53 AM
I've always got my grains milled at the LHBS. Here's a few questions that have been nagging me
for awhile?1. Has anyone experienced a beer flavour improvement when they switched to milling
their own o...
Posted in thread: Help ID bitter off-flavor (taste like tonic) on 11-28-2012 at 09:08 PM
So, I`ve tasted my beer after my many modifications (have been tasting it for several weeks,
actually). The situation has indeed improved, but I still notice an undesirable lingering
bitter flavour; i...