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Posted in thread: Lactobacillus Bacteria vs. Lactic Acid in Berliner Weisse on 03-13-2013 at 05:48 PM
I'm getting ready to brew a traditional Berliner Weisse, and am trying to decide between a)
pitching Lactobacillus bacteria to the green wort with the yeast, or b) simply adding lactic
acid to the fer...
Posted in thread: Cider carbonation problem on 10-28-2011 at 03:11 AM
you used Agave nectar? How does that taste?I don't think the agave really affected the taste.
Although under carbed, the cider tastes a bit like a sweet, flat champagne.
Posted in thread: Cider carbonation problem on 10-26-2011 at 11:07 PM
I brewed a strong cider and bottled it a week ago, but after opening the first bottle, there's
virtually no carbonation at all. Here are the specs...OG: 1.074FG: 1.014ABV: ~8.1%In addition
to 5 gal of...
Posted in thread: Any legal issues with labeling my Homebrew with "Company" label? on 10-20-2011 at 02:13 PM
My sincere apologies for opening the "Is selling homebrew legal?" can of worms... I'm sure HBT
has servers full of threads covering that.There is really nothing wrong with calling your home
Posted in thread: Any legal issues with labeling my Homebrew with "Company" label? on 10-19-2011 at 03:56 PM
I'm trying to come up with a name for labeling my homebrews. Is there any risk in calling my
homebrew operation something like "Uptown Brewing Company" even though I don't have a
registered business o...
Posted in thread: Juniper Winter Ale on 10-18-2011 at 08:57 PM
Thanks ilikethetrees! I live in Uptown Mpls, just two blocks from that Penzey's location. I
picked up the berries I have from Midwest Supplies in St. Louis Park, but I may check over at
Penzey's - the...
Posted in thread: How to explain a bad metallic taste??? on 10-18-2011 at 01:52 PM
Update for anyone interested, I tried a bottle of the problem Fat Tire clone last night, ten
days after bottling. The taste isn't distinctly metallic, but it's still pretty bad - barely
drinkable. I t...
Posted in thread: Juniper Winter Ale on 10-18-2011 at 01:47 PM
Nice vid. That does look like something fun to try, although since I'll be using an extract kit
I'd have to just add the branches to my boil. After giving it some thought, I think I'll make
Posted in thread: Juniper Winter Ale on 10-17-2011 at 08:56 PM
I'm getting ready to brew a batch of Midwest's Winter Ale some night this week. I picked up
some Juniper berries and want to use them in this brew but was hoping for some advice on how is
best to add ...
Posted in thread: How to explain a bad metallic taste??? on 10-11-2011 at 02:38 AM
I've now racked the second batch I used the new chiller on. I used the same enamelware pot, and
there was no noticeable metallic taste. It was a cider, so it's possible that the sweetness