Last Activity:07-26-2015 1:38 AM
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Posted in thread: Judging feedback on 07-26-2015 at 01:09 AM
Which category did you enter? It probably isn't a Southern English Brown, so I assume Northern
English brown? The only things I can think of are a too-high mash pH if you used tap water, or
Posted in thread: Judging feedback on 07-26-2015 at 12:24 AM
I just got my score sheets from a local contest and I'm wondering about the comments I got on
my Brown Ale entry. It was the John Palmer's Elevenses from Northern Brewer and both judges
noted that tha...
Posted in thread: Cold Break Brewing Microbrew Series Giveaway - Open to All! on 06-24-2015 at 10:58 AM
Posted in thread: Ridiculously low gravity and super funky Belgian on 05-25-2015 at 02:03 PM
Last week I brewed the Northern Brewer La Petite Orange kit (Belgian Dubbel) which had an OG of
1.046. Low for the style, but it was my first brew with my HERMs system and the efficiency was
a bit off...
Posted in thread: National Homebrew Day Giveaway! on 05-04-2015 at 02:09 AM
To advance homebrew I......give away much more than I drink...introduced my Astronomy Club to
my other hobby...invite anyone who wants to come over while I'm brewing...post numerous and
Posted in thread: All grain learners permit suggestions on 04-26-2015 at 12:36 PM
It's possible that I'm not dissolving my sugar adequately - I boil water then pour it over my
measured priming sugar and stir for a minute or two until the granules have all dissolved, but
maybe it st...
Posted in thread: All grain learners permit suggestions on 04-25-2015 at 03:02 PM
In my experience, the priming sugar settles during bottling and I get unevenly carbed bottles.
I've never tracked the bottles based on the order of filling, but uneven carb is a consistent
Posted in thread: German hefeweizen gone wrong on 04-18-2015 at 03:34 PM
Don't dump it. Couple things:Fermented way too low for a banana bomb. The esters of Hef yeast
come out at higher temps. Like 70-75.The SO2 will fade in time. I've used 3068 and I though I
had a sewer ...
Posted in thread: What happened to my bananas? on 04-16-2015 at 10:49 AM
I did lower the temp down to 64 after the active fermentation finished so try and get some trub
to settle out. Would that have done it? I would like that most of the flavor compounds had
already been ...
Posted in thread: What happened to my bananas? on 04-14-2015 at 05:34 AM
I've read elsewhere here that stressing a Hef yeast, i.e. underpitching, can help bring out the
estery character. Maybe that just means it's mor unpredictable..