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Posted in thread: Post-Priming Top-Off Question on 06-13-2015 at 02:23 PM
If you sterilize the water first, it shouldn't contaminate the beer. It will however water it
down and make it lower abv and dilute the flavors. Unless you taste it and find it to be too
Posted in thread: Starter Kit purchasers beware! on 06-13-2015 at 02:42 AM
Sanitizing is as important on the first batch vs the 100th. New brewing equipment is not
sterile or sanitized during its manufacturing. You may not get a contaminated batch if you
don't sanitize, but ...
Posted in thread: Best 4th of July Brew? on 05-24-2015 at 06:34 PM
If you can/like to do a sour, I'd highly recommend a Berlinerweis or a gose. Low abv,
refreshing. Can't beat it. Quick turn around time requires a sour mash or I'd recommend kettle
Posted in thread: 3rd Brew Day on 04-25-2015 at 03:12 AM
I find that a lot of new all grain brewers with low efficiency have a poor crush on their
grains as the major cause. Many homebrew shops mill a bit coarse which helps to prevent stuck
sparges (and sel...
Posted in thread: please critique recipe idea on 04-08-2015 at 01:42 AM
I think it looks good. I don't have experience with santiam hops so I can't comment much there.
I think if it were me, I'd leave the crystal out or use a lighter crystal (10-20L) or replace
it with a ...
Posted in thread: Developing a Nose for Beer on 04-01-2015 at 12:59 AM
I would suggest a few things to increase your beer palate. First, drink beer with people more
experienced than you or that are interested in discussing beers with you. Throwing back a few
beers at a p...
Posted in thread: Cloudy cream ale? on 03-18-2015 at 12:37 AM
Only thing that concerns me is the ferment temp. It will be cloudy during fermentation. Once
primary is over, you'll see it start to clear as the yeast and proteins drop out of solution.
The ferm temp...
Posted in thread: DocScott's Maibock on 03-08-2015 at 08:18 PM
Keep it as low as you can for as long as you can then bottle it. You can continue to lager the
bottles in a fridge if you have the space. Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for trying the
Posted in thread: DocScott's Maibock on 03-07-2015 at 12:34 AM
Sorry to be so slow to respond...OG: 1.067FG: 1.012Still really like this recipe.
Posted in thread: 5 year old grain mash on 03-07-2015 at 12:18 AM
I'd taste the grains. After give years, I think you'll get oxidation and a stale, old cereal
kinda taste. This will transfer into your beer in my experience. If it tastes good, use it.