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  • Posted in thread: I need to name my son.. any suggestions? on 02-04-2015 at 06:19 PM
    Brett N. O'Myces

  • Posted in thread: Sanitary ice to expedite chilling? on 01-29-2015 at 03:00 PM
    One thing that I do in the summer when ground water temps are high is to use a pond pump
    submerged in a rubbermaid container full of ice water. I will chill with ground water from the
    tap to get the i...

  • Posted in thread: Hoppy witbier on 12-09-2014 at 03:17 PM
    That would essentailly be a "white IPA" as it seems to be called. I know some people who do
    this prefer fermenting it with a mix of a wit yeast with a less phenolic strain like chico to
    cut down on th...

  • Posted in thread: Dark IPA on 06-04-2014 at 08:42 PM
    Given those hops, I would bitter with Chinook and use the cascade for aroma and flavor. They
    are respectively better suited for those purposes, though chinook can give you a nice spicy,
    dank character...

  • Posted in thread: Beer buzz: Storebought vs Homebrew on 05-05-2014 at 05:04 PM
    If you are using "store water" without alot of minerals remaining and brewing pale colored IPAs
    without water adjustment, your pH levels are going to be out of range for what a commercial
    brewer would...

  • Posted in thread: chemical taste even with campden tablets on 05-02-2014 at 03:00 PM
    You're describing chlorophenols perfectly. There was still some chlorine or chloramides getting
    into your beer at some point. Either that source you used was still chlorinated or else you
    were using y...

  • Posted in thread: APA recipe critique on 05-02-2014 at 01:39 PM
    Looks good to me but I would be careful with that much honey malt. A little goes a long way
    with that one as it is not a subtle flavor. If you are looking for a more biscuity flavor, may
    be try maris ...

  • Posted in thread: Do you intentionally "Americanize" your words when you order beer? on 04-22-2014 at 04:56 PM
    You're talking about Giada on the Food Network aren't you? :fro: She will be talking perfectly
    normal until she gets to a type of cheese in her script, she'll slow down, wave her hands, and
    painfully ...

  • Posted in thread: Calling Sherlock Holmes of Beer for funky finishing flavor on 04-17-2014 at 12:59 PM
    Agree with above about your problem. Sounds from your description like astrigency from tannin
    issue. Adjust your mash pH and make sure you are not over sparging/sparging too hot. Get a
    water report an...

  • Posted in thread: skipping secondary, keeping in primary on 03-28-2014 at 10:59 PM
    Can we all agree that the "my beer was award winning brewed this way" means absolutely nothing?
    It is so dependent on so many factors that it can't be used as evidence in any case. Award
    winning in Bu...

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