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  • Posted in thread: Successful Peanut Butter Stout on 04-30-2015 at 07:04 PM
    Personally I made mine with real peanut butter. should've been more patient with the de-oiling
    process because you could sorta detect a film on the top and in the aroma, but turned out well.
    39.5 at L...

  • Posted in thread: New craft breweries in NJ on 02-17-2015 at 05:22 PM
    place gets little press, yet has been around over 20 years....I'll have to stop by.Many years
    ago a picked up a tall Bavarian Weizen Glass at a garage sale. Initially I thought it was from
    Germany, ...

  • Posted in thread: Sesame anyone? on 12-12-2014 at 07:49 PM
    Sesame Beer!I'm gonna make a Halvah Beer, because, why not?Still in formulation stage, bought a
    Halvah to eat and mull over the flavors. I'm thinking either brown or porter. Probably roast
    the seeds a...

  • Posted in thread: Calling Bergen County Home Brewers! on 09-10-2014 at 05:20 PM
    How's this going? I've been toying with the idea of joining a club and just haven't found the
    time. I know there's one out in Fairfield at Cricket Hill too.

  • Posted in thread: Longshot Competition on 09-08-2014 at 07:14 PM
    Haven't heard. see the results are final the website.

  • Posted in thread: Hops haven't surfaced yet this year on 05-21-2014 at 09:18 PM
    location? I planted for the first time this year (north Jersey) and am only seeing the first
    bit of hops leaves on one or two of the bunch I planted over a month ago.

  • Posted in thread: Captain P.B. Stout on 01-13-2014 at 12:04 AM
    Did the captain crunch really impart any real taste? Sounds yummy at least.

  • Posted in thread: Here's what I did - Any advice for next time? on 11-25-2013 at 08:07 PM
    From what I've seen and done, typical way to add ME is DME at the beginning of the boil and LME
    at flameout. I doubt you'd want that kind of a caramel flavor addition though.I have my doubts
    too, whic...

  • Posted in thread: Here's what I did - Any advice for next time? on 11-25-2013 at 07:07 PM
    Brewer preference, but I have found that adding the LME at flameout/end of boil keeps the wort
    from getting darker and can prevent the extract "twang".I've noticed some of that too, though I
    usually u...

  • Posted in thread: Here's what I did - Any advice for next time? on 11-25-2013 at 07:02 PM
    I'm pretty sure nothing would happen if you squeeze the bag. You seem to have the grain wrapped
    real tight there..I usually loosen it up to allow as much water to pass through and get the
    inner grains...

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