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Posted in thread: YOUR own personal life quote. on 08-30-2014 at 08:16 PM
Amongst other things, I am a writer and poet, so have a few lines over the years that have rung
deeply with me:"For every statement of absolute fact, there is ALWAYS an exception."Heh.
Including that ...
Posted in thread: whiteflies IN my hops at harvest time! on 08-30-2014 at 12:40 PM
I started a new set of first-years this spring (after my ex killed the old ones a few years
ago). Except for the early-June incident of a couple Japanese beetles munching the growing tips
off of my Te...
Posted in thread: New 2014 BJCP Style Guidelines on 06-25-2014 at 08:38 PM
Full review of the proposed changes to the 2014 BJCP Style Guidelines at me know what you
Posted in thread: 2014 BJCP Overhaul on 06-25-2014 at 08:34 PM
As many of you have heard, the Beer Judge Certification Program has announced a major update to
its Style Guidelines - the styles that homebrewers and craft brewers the world over use to
Posted in thread: 2014 Container Hops Project on 06-21-2014 at 06:56 PM
Hey all. Amongst the stuff I'm bathering about on my blog, I am documenting growing some new
hops from scratch. I make no money off this blog, it's just personal blathering, so I hope
none of y'all c...
Posted in thread: Announcing Brews & Stews on 02-19-2014 at 06:03 AM
I would like to welcome the Home Brew Talk community to visit my newly-minted blog, Brews &
Stews. Although I've been mostly quiet here lately, I've been an active member of the HBT crowd
for a long t...
Posted in thread: Milk-Mead (a spin on koumiss) instruction, recipe & info on 01-15-2014 at 10:27 PM
Oh, this sounds so deliciously twisted that I have to give it a try! I'd try it for the bizarre
mead alone, but this cheese curd sounds verrry interesting (I'm a chef and baker, so new
Posted in thread: advice on new sour "solera" project on 10-30-2013 at 02:28 AM
@Calder - I'm pretty sure it's lactic. I've compared to an awful lot of pellicle photos and the
tang in the flavor is much more reminiscent of old milk/yogurt than earthy, funky, or
prominently sour. ...
Posted in thread: advice on new sour "solera" project on 10-30-2013 at 02:21 AM
A thought on an alternative approach. Since the oktoberfest and special bitter are still in
their fermentors (primary on the okt, secondary on the bitter), suppose I thinned out each
fermenter with so...
Posted in thread: advice on new sour "solera" project on 10-29-2013 at 10:31 PM
All the lactic buckets taste okay, just not what I intended. The lactic tang is quite
pronounced in the special bitter, tastes out of place. It's light in the oktoberfest - the
melanoidins from the mu...