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  • Posted in thread: Roasted Crickets on 04-20-2015 at 05:12 PM
    @ Gavin : actually I posted mine before reading yours. So I actually had similar sentiments as
    you (though I quoted them because it sounds like something one of my undergrad profs might have
    said).[I ...

  • Posted in thread: Help brewing a better dubbel on 04-20-2015 at 04:48 PM
    This is a thread close to my heart. I currently have my third attempt at a Dubbel
    bottle-conditioning. My prior two attempts were drinkable but nothing even close to what I was
    going for (e.g. Chimay ...

  • Posted in thread: Roasted Crickets on 04-20-2015 at 03:03 PM
    "Very environmentally-conscious of you, as insects are an under-utilized protein souce, given
    that global populations are continuing to rise."Now that that's out of the way.... crickets in
    your beer? ...

  • Posted in thread: Best Way To Add DME / LME? on 04-20-2015 at 02:35 PM
    I'm a partial-masher. My beers were always turning out darker than I wanted until I started
    adding a portion of DME late (with 10 min or so left in the boil) and also making sure to turn
    the burner of...

  • Posted in thread: Flip cap bottles (grolsch) NEVER AGAIN!!! on 04-20-2015 at 01:49 PM
    I love my Grosch bottles. Never had a single pop-off in two years, and I am still using the
    same gaskets too. I will likely eventually move to kegging, but I wont give it up completely
    because frankly...

  • Posted in thread: Hefeweizen input on 04-20-2015 at 01:15 PM
    Hefe is one of my favorite styles, and I am either always drinking or planning to brew one.
    Nevertheless, its a work it progress.... trying to maximize my banana-clove while styling
    within style guide...

  • Posted in thread: Is 75% efficiency the norm? on 04-20-2015 at 12:37 PM
    I do BIAB partial-mashes, and yes, I find my efficiency is 75-78%(And that includes
    double-milling any wheat malt with a protein rest)I agree that mash thickness likely plays a
    part. I use 1.4 Q / lb ...

  • Posted in thread: Partial Mash/Pot Size on 04-20-2015 at 12:26 PM
    I've been partial-mash brewing for a couple of years now. Some of my pals have moved on to
    all-grain, but I find I can get pretty comparable results my way, and not have to move my
    operation outdoors ...

  • Posted in thread: Hefeweizen - Additional Grains on 06-11-2014 at 07:30 PM
    just reporting back on my beer for posterities sake:A good hefe, but I don't notice any
    appreciable difference using the flaked wheat along with the wheat malt.

  • Posted in thread: Hefeweizen - Additional Grains on 03-10-2014 at 03:21 PM
    I have a Hefe in the fermenter now that I put a pound of flaked wheat in with my partial mash
    (elsewise, 2-row and pale wheat). I'll let you know.

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