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Posted in thread: Ideas for very malty red ale? on 11-12-2007 at 03:16 PM
I'm thinking a couple pounds of munich, some dark (ca 90L) crystal and maybe some melanoiden in
addition to a very small (.5 oz) amount of roasted barley. And a fairly low BU/GU ratio--maybe
Posted in thread: cleaning my bottles... on 11-04-2007 at 12:49 PM
I have a fairly late model Dish Washer(less then three years old). It is a top of the line
Kemore Elite that has an Anti Bacterial setting. Do I trust it to Sanitize my Bottles? Not a
Chance. I rinse ...
Posted in thread: Finally found time top brew yesterday after a 6-month haitus on 11-04-2007 at 12:45 PM
Travel, coaching soccer, work...just all got in the way. Luckily I had a good stack of HB built
up but I suspect it'll be gone by the time the robust porter I brewed yesterday is ready to go.
Nice to ...
Posted in thread: 5 gallons. That's a lot! on 09-20-2007 at 04:21 PM
Perhaps you might want to consider brewing styles that improve with age: many Belgian ales,
barley wines, etc.They are trickier styles to master, though.
Posted in thread: Why go all grain? on 07-17-2007 at 01:01 AM
What Flyguy said. TO elaborate--some ingredients (and therefore some beer styles) really
require mashing, so they can only be porperly brewed PM or AG. Plus, it's fun, you get some
more toys and steps...
Posted in thread: Best way to cut ingredient costs? on 07-06-2007 at 06:11 PM
Going AG is the major thing.As far as yeast, reusing yeast really isn't very difficult or
time-consuming, and it can save you quite a bit if you're using liquid yeast.Also, there are
some very high qu...
Posted in thread: Problems hitting mash temps? on 07-03-2007 at 08:13 PM
When I used to work in retail, the new week began on Sundays and that was fairly standard. I
think it is traditional for the week to start on Sunday in the U.S., I know Monday is
traditional in Latin ...
Posted in thread: Problems hitting mash temps? on 07-03-2007 at 07:52 PM
I accidentally no-showed at work today. They start their work calendar on monday and even after
6 months, I always assume it starts on Sunday. :off: I'm curious--what part of the world are
Posted in thread: Overall, who has the best beers? on 07-03-2007 at 07:30 PM
Do you really think the US industry can compete against the UK, Belgium and the rest of
Europe?Are you asking me? To clarify, what I meant is that the local beer is generally going to
be the best and ...
Posted in thread: Overall, who has the best beers? on 07-03-2007 at 07:03 PM
If we're talking about the best beer available in the USA (and if price is part of the
equation), then clearly the USA wins: there is better beer, more reasonably priced available
from here than from ...