Last Activity:06-20-2014 2:30 PM
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Posted in thread: Hydrometer in the carboy on 06-19-2014 at 01:07 PM
I've never had an oxidation issue or infection taking multiple gravity readings. One of the
things Jamil says over & over again is to taste, taste, taste the beer through the entire
process. Unless yo...
Posted in thread: Testing Hops on 06-19-2014 at 12:34 PM
You're right. Using it as a hop back the hops are technically not boiled...just very hot wort
(180 F) running through the hops & chilled immediately. It will give you pretty similar results
Posted in thread: Wheat Beer w/ Fruit on 06-18-2014 at 07:42 PM
Blood oranges, mango, pineapple, & apricot are the fruits I'd play around with since they can
be complementary to Citra. A lot of fresh fruits can give you a tart fruit quality. Zest from
the skin of ...
Posted in thread: Couple questions on yeast starters on 06-18-2014 at 07:36 PM
Use JZ's Mr. Malty yeast calculator too. You want to make sure you're pitching the right amount
of healthy yeast.For example, depending on the yeast harvest date & OG of your beer, you may be
able to ...
Posted in thread: Testing Hops on 06-18-2014 at 07:25 PM
The only way to get a true sense of what the hops will impart is to brew with them. Hop teas &
the bud lite method give you subtle clues as to what the hop could be like, but they really
need to be bo...
Posted in thread: A couple dry hop questions... on 06-18-2014 at 07:03 PM
I don't like using whole leaf hops because they soak up a lot of the beer for a pretty similar
result. I just throw pellets straight into the primary once fermentation completes & the
Posted in thread: Hydrometer in the carboy on 06-18-2014 at 06:41 PM
I think there's a lot of value in tasting the beer along the way. That way you begin to learn
what flavors present in a young beer will drop out & which ones don't. I usually take
hydrometer readings ...
Posted in thread: Hopslam still available in stores? on 04-04-2014 at 03:48 PM
I have a friend who is going to the Detroit area of Michigan. I was just wondering if anyone
knew if hopslam was still on shelves anywhere? If not, is there anything else readily available
in that are...
Posted in thread: Ft pliny iso head hunter hop ju ju on 03-25-2014 at 12:40 PM
I live 5 minutes from the brewery, so I can always get fresh Head Hunter...also have a few
Juju's left. Great Lakes Chillwave is also a solid Ohio IIPA that just came out if you're
Posted in thread: Pumpkin in the mash?! on 02-06-2014 at 05:00 PM
You may want to try substituting some of the pumpkin out for yams...they add more flavor than
pumpkin from my experience. Then, supplement with pumpkin spices...I like a blend cinnamon,