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Posted in thread: Crazy level of Bicarbonates on 06-17-2013 at 03:41 PM
Ha! A few of them really taste good. But a couple of them are so high in iron that they taste
like liquified metal...The Native Americans considered these waters holy, and in the Victorian
Era they we...
Posted in thread: Crazy level of Bicarbonates on 06-15-2013 at 05:18 PM
Thanks for the input, everyone. Taking a closer look (I was specifically focusing on the Twin
Spring), even the Magnesium level is about three times the high end of the optimal range for
Posted in thread: Crazy level of Bicarbonates on 06-14-2013 at 11:38 PM
I'm an extract brewer and I usually use municipal water (adjusted with gypsum and campden) and
that works just fine. But a nearby town has several natural mineral water springs that produce
Posted in thread: Oaking a "green" beer on 03-25-2013 at 03:30 PM
Glad to hear you had success from a similar situation, BlauMaus.I did a taste test a couple of
days ago, and it seems to be improving. I still felt the oak was barely perceptible (but again,
Posted in thread: Oaking a "green" beer on 03-20-2013 at 09:32 PM
Thanks, Jeep. I'm thinking the same thing, but it's my first big beer so I was a bit nervous
about it. I used cubes instead of chips, and from everything I've read here and elsewhere, it
sounds like t...
Posted in thread: Oaking a "green" beer on 03-20-2013 at 08:03 PM
Thanks for the advice. All of the honey was added at the beginning of the boil, so I'm thinking
the recipe was using it more for fermentable sugars rather than for flavor. I really do think
it just ne...
Posted in thread: Oaking a "green" beer on 03-20-2013 at 07:06 PM
My fermentation temps were within 64º-68º, and the recipe definitely had lots of sugars (9lbs.
DME + 2lbs. Honey), but it fermented from 1.100 OG to 1.020 FG (which closely matched my
Posted in thread: Oaking a "green" beer on 03-18-2013 at 11:19 PM
I've got a relatively big English-style ale in secondary, soaking on bourbon-ified oak cubes. I
tasted a sample when racking to secondary, and (I think) it's cidery due to being "green"/under