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Posted in thread: Music Influences on 05-10-2015 at 01:53 PM
Opeth's singer is big into Pork-tree, PT`s singer produces some of Opeths work and does some
backing vocals. They also have a side project together.Yep. Storm Corrosion is how I learned
about Opeth. D...
Posted in thread: Music Influences on 05-09-2015 at 02:38 AM
Opeth, followed by more Opeth.when i get tired of the `heavy` Opeth i listen to the mellow
Opeth.Then as that wears on me i'll turn on the `acid rock influenced Opeth.Then perhaps some
Slayer and S.O....
Posted in thread: WLP 860 Munich Helles on 04-26-2015 at 02:47 AM
I've used WLP860 in all five of my lagers so I'm by no means an expert. The Helles and
Dortmunder I entered into a competition didn't win any awards, but both time received comments
on having a nice c...
Posted in thread: Imperial IPA Projected IBU on 08-23-2014 at 01:20 AM
If your recipe is based on Pliny The Elder then it looks perfect to me. Pliny is delicious,
just wish I was able to get it here in Chicago
Posted in thread: How fine is too fine for a BIAB grain crush? on 05-03-2014 at 04:14 PM
My first thought was water profile. The first couple batches of BIAB I did had a grainy taste
to them that went away once I started adjusting my water profile and mashing pH. It looks like
Posted in thread: Gypsum and Calcium Chloride Question on 08-28-2013 at 01:26 AM
I did a bunch of reading on water pH and adjustments about a year ago. If I had to cliff note
them for you, you add either to bring up your calcium level if it's low to give the beer
Posted in thread: Krausen or Infection on 07-05-2013 at 12:53 AM
Looks like the Munich Helles I brewed last month on WLP860. I pulled a sample five days in and
it had only dropped from 1.052 to 1.038. It had a big thick krausen on top.
Posted in thread: More Addicted to Homebrewing than Beer? on 06-06-2013 at 12:53 AM
Wow! I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoys the brewing more than the drinking. Although
there's nothing quite like opening up that first bottle of a recent batch to see how it turned
out, but after...
Posted in thread: Astringent/Chemical off-flavor - is it my water? on 04-16-2013 at 12:09 AM
Similar problem here in Chicago and got worse once I moved from extract to all grain (BIAB).
Stouts were fine, but pale beers had a weird twang or grainy taste. Once I started treating my
water the of...
Posted in thread: Sediment in Beer Bottle on 03-22-2013 at 08:03 PM
Getting trub into your bottling bucket is not a problem, just makes for a beer with a little
more sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Just don't be greedy and siphon off the top of the