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  • Posted in thread: Stupid Mistake - Help! on 03-14-2010 at 01:40 PM
    Thanks, Zen Brew. We tend to like dark beers best (and tend to make them most frequently) so
    it's great to know that they also typically cure themselves of off-flavors. Bonus! And, as you
    predicted, t...

  • Posted in thread: Stupid Mistake - Help! on 03-14-2010 at 08:26 AM
    Thanks Philrose. I've been looking around on the site - it's been awhile - and am feeling a bit
    better. It's a high gravity beer and I didn't aerate. Plus I used liquid yeast. So I guess I'm
    not surpr...

  • Posted in thread: Stupid Mistake - Help! on 03-14-2010 at 08:14 AM
    After taking a long time off from homebrewing, my wife and I made a porter yesterday. However,
    we made a (few) stupid mistakes and I'm wondering if this batch can be saved.The biggest was
    that I forgo...

  • Posted in thread: Black as Kim's Soul Porter on 12-04-2007 at 12:09 PM
    Go for it, vav. I named this brew after my sweet but slightly evil wife. And my buddy and I
    have now done a beer for his girlfriend too. They're very proud and protective of their beers.

  • Posted in thread: Austin homebrew supply ABV Boost on 12-03-2007 at 01:38 PM
    As some others have implied, you could in theory up the ABV by adding in extra dextrose.
    HOWEVER, as I learned from a similar post, you will give your beer a cidery and extra dry
    flavor in the process...

  • Posted in thread: steeped too hot? on 12-02-2007 at 12:46 PM
    When you steep hot, you'll extract lots of tannins from your grains, which probably accounts
    for the scorched flavor (could also be product of scorched liquid malt extract or run of the
    mill extract "...

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  • Posted in thread: coffee again. do i really need a 2ndary? on 11-17-2007 at 02:32 PM
    I second mcaustin on using cold pressed coffee and adding it at bottling time. We did this for
    our mocha stout and it's pretty great. Actually steeping beans in the hot water of your kettle
    may result...

  • Posted in thread: Cheers from Philadelphia! on 11-15-2007 at 01:45 AM
    Good to hear about another homebrewer in Philadelphia. Whereabouts in the city are you? Do you
    get your gear/ingredients from Home Sweet Homebrew? It's a great place.Incidentally, what makes
    a cider "...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Anaheim, ca on 11-12-2007 at 05:42 PM
    Welcome! It sounds like your brew is coming along fine. As for the foam out the airlock, you
    will probably want to replace the airlock with a blowoff tube - i.e. a tube running from your
    fermenter to ...