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Posted in thread: 2012 MLB stadium beer price report on 04-24-2012 at 05:29 AM
Target field is serving an exclusive Surly brew. $8.00/24 oz. West coast IPA, damn fine beer.
Posted in thread: Whats your biggest fail? on 04-23-2012 at 05:47 PM
Haha, my racking cane has been attached to its tubing since my second brew because I had such a
hard time removing it. I just gave up..... I definitely wanted to hit it against a doorframe!
Posted in thread: Top off water, silly queston? on 04-22-2012 at 08:24 PM
First of all, don't panic :D Home-brewing is a surprisingly forgiving hobby. While doing my
first extract brews I did not boil my top-off water, and I was going straight from the tap! I
Posted in thread: Lack of Oak flavor on 04-22-2012 at 05:40 PM
Did you use "chips" or "cubes"? Cubes have a lower surface area and are, therefore, a lot
harder to extract the wood flavor from without a crazy long aging. I've never tried extracting
in to water bef...
Posted in thread: Looking for action... on 04-20-2012 at 09:24 PM
I'll bet the biggest difference is the yeast being pitched. I've found that the British Ale
yeasts are less intense than, say, American Ale (can I assume you used 1056 on the SNPA?)
Posted in thread: Airlock Blown Off For a Week on 04-20-2012 at 08:28 PM
If you blew out your airlock, chances are there was plenty of CO2 being offgassed. As long as
it was left undisturbed, there should have been a nice blanket of CO2 to keep O2 out of your BB
early on, ...
Posted in thread: Looking for a hops reference on 04-20-2012 at 08:23 PM
I've been using this: a comprehensive list, but I've found it quite useful
Posted in thread: Citra SMaSh - Thoughts on yeast? on 04-20-2012 at 07:38 PM
The purpose of a SMASH recipe is to highlight the grains and hops so you can really start to
learn what they bring to the table. Therefore, a clean yeast like US-05 or WLP001 is generally
the way to g...
Posted in thread: Tarragon RyePA on 04-17-2012 at 02:38 PM
Hi all! After being the most patient woman on the planet, SWMBO asked me if I could brew
something up for her. I, being both the gentleman and the guy who's looking for any excuse to
brew, am more tha...
Posted in thread: One Beer for Life on 04-12-2012 at 09:52 PM