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Posted in thread: Boring beer needs some excitment on 12-21-2012 at 07:11 PM
Adding orange peel and coriander to secondary may not give a lot of flavor or aroma as it would
like adding it to then end of your boil. If you go that way, you can just throw in the orange
peel if it...
Posted in thread: What To Do With Too Sweet Beer on 12-11-2012 at 08:14 PM
+1 to the additional fermentation.... rack it back into a carboy and throw some lacto bugs (or
brett) in it and leave it alone for a year! Sour oatmeal stout... sounds interesting doesn't
Posted in thread: Crush Mistake? on 12-11-2012 at 08:04 PM
Sounds like you pretty much got it figured out, but I wanted to offer a tip that I practice.I
don't really use exact calculations when I sparge/lauter as I have a 10 gal MLT cooler and use
as much spa...
Posted in thread: Kegging on 11-28-2012 at 01:51 AM
I've dry hopped for a month or so and never had any strange tastes.+1 to the racking into
another carboy if ya got one.
Posted in thread: Aging methods on 11-28-2012 at 01:46 AM
Bulk aging is the best way with the least trouble. Realistically if you keep it in a dark cool
place (coat closet) that is relatively clean you only need to check the airlock once a month,
and its no ...
Posted in thread: didn't plan on dry hopping, but thinking I might have to on 11-28-2012 at 01:34 AM
Dry hop away dude!!For me personally, its not until IBU hits at least 70 before it becomes an
IPA, but Im a hop head.As for the lack of potency, are the hops old or not stored in a fridge
Posted in thread: Habanero beer with too much heat. Ruined? on 10-19-2012 at 08:44 PM
You've been brewing for about a year and I hope you are enjoying what you are doing. You don't
have to share your thoughts on what you feel is a normal beer, but I would like to point out
you have act...
Posted in thread: Habanero beer with too much heat. Ruined? on 10-19-2012 at 07:28 PM
Shocking. A habanero beer that's too hot. People just try too hard. Tell him to make normal
freaking beer and that probably won't happen.What's next, a thread complaining that their
ground beef beer t...
Posted in thread: Habanero beer with too much heat. Ruined? on 10-19-2012 at 04:52 PM
Tone down on the chipotles. You can always try a recipe, if its not enough heat, then add more
chiles. Starting off with 8-9 peppers doesn't give you a good baseline. Now you just have 4+
gallons of h...
Posted in thread: Habanero beer with too much heat. Ruined? on 10-19-2012 at 03:32 PM
I know this thread is a couple weeks old, but it fits my situation...I recently brewed a
chipotle ale and used a package of chipotles I picked up at a mercado, about 8 or 9 in the
pack. Split all of e...