Last Activity:11-12-2013 1:45 PM
Posted in thread: Odd flavors in Simcoe SMASH on 10-17-2013 at 03:19 AM
Hmmmmm... Doesn't lactic acid make it sour? This isn't sour... its more salty cucumber.
Posted in thread: Odd flavors in Simcoe SMASH on 10-16-2013 at 04:18 AM
Yeast was Wyeast 1272 American Ale II. I'm pretty sure the weird thing is from the hops, not
yeast, grain, or anything in my process.
Posted in thread: Odd flavors in Simcoe SMASH on 10-16-2013 at 02:58 AM
Made a Northern Brewer kit that I kegged around the 1st of September. There are some things I
like about this beer... but other things really turn me off.The beer is a Simcoe SMASH with 2
row.I dig th...
Posted in thread: Freezer Cleanup IPA on 10-04-2013 at 10:45 PM
I picked up 2 oz of Citra today. Thought about using some for dry hopping this and maybe some
late in the boil.Suggestions?
Posted in thread: Freezer Cleanup IPA on 10-01-2013 at 12:51 AM
Well they aren't vacuum sealed, but they have been in the freezer. The little plastic bags they
came in were rolled up tightly and placed in a large zip-loc. The bag was opened every so often
when I h...
Posted in thread: Help with making Apple Ale sweeter? on 10-01-2013 at 12:21 AM
My recommendation if trying to use non-fermentable sugars is to try them. Mix a few teaspoons
with some water and see if you can handle the flavor. Most sweeteners (splenda/stevia)taste
gross to me, t...
Posted in thread: Freezer Cleanup IPA on 10-01-2013 at 12:09 AM
My misc. hops sack was getting large in the freezer so I'm making an IPA trying to utilize what
I have to work with. The following will use up all of the hops that I have in the
freezer.Here's what I'...
Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 07-17-2013 at 02:13 AM
... You pulled over to pick up a 5 gallon rectangular plastic jug from the ditch after driving
by it several times on your way to/from work.Turns out it once had hydraulic fluid or something
foul in i...
Posted in thread: First APA Recipe on 07-17-2013 at 01:20 AM
I ended up brewing this as was posted in the OP. I'll try a more diverse grain bill as you guys
have suggested on my next one. It's been hot this week so my temps got high (75-76ish) for the
Posted in thread: First APA Recipe on 07-12-2013 at 11:16 PM
Yea I didn't want to toss too many different malts in at once. Would a larger proportion of
Vienna or Munich emulate the 60L at all? My first recipe was 100% Two-row (a pilsner) I guess
I'm just not r...