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  • Posted in thread: No Hops on 12-06-2007 at 03:39 AM
    Is this similar to elderflowers which are sold by most wine making shops? CraigSorry, I don't
    know. I would imagine that the flowers are similar to hop cones in their structure, so maybe
    the flowers d...

  • Posted in thread: No Hops on 12-04-2007 at 10:11 PM
    Buds from elderberry bushes can be used for bittering. They have a nice and unique aroma. Use
    the big spear-shaped buds and crush them a little first before putting them into the boil.

  • Posted in thread: Floating Hydrometer... on 11-21-2007 at 06:19 PM
    I've floated it in the secondary before. Wait until everything on the surface of the beer
    settles down before you put it in. A small amount of foam will form around the hydrometer, so
    it can be tough ...

  • Posted in thread: Just had a Guinness in the UK on 11-21-2007 at 01:27 AM
    Now, if I had a pint served real ale style from a beer engine in Ireland, perhaps things would
    be different.Unfortunately they don't serve Guinness as real ale, even in Ireland. I lived
    there for a ye...

  • Posted in thread: My Latest Beer Purchase... on 11-21-2007 at 01:11 AM
    You won't be disappointed with the rauchbier. Make sure you open it with a barbecued steak on
    the table and you'll grin for a week.

  • Posted in thread: Carboy Size on 11-21-2007 at 01:00 AM
    I just received a free 25L glass carboy from a friend that I want to use as a secondary. My
    beer, after evaporation during the boil and racking from primary to secondary, ends up with
    about 17L in the...

  • Posted in thread: Filtering on 11-19-2007 at 08:27 PM
    Has anyone had experience with filtering cider? I'm going to give away a bunch of bottles of my
    still cider that's fermenting right now, and most people aren't as understanding when it comes
    to cloudy...

  • Posted in thread: It's just that easy? whaddya mean it's just that easy? on 11-19-2007 at 02:14 PM
    My Dad still makes dump-and-stir beer, straight from the "instructions" on the side of the can
    of LME. It tastes awful, but his taste in beer can be described as prohibitionesque.

  • Posted in thread: What style is most accepting of "all extract"? on 11-16-2007 at 02:38 PM
    It's easy to make a really good porter or stout with extract and steeping grains. Steep some
    chocolate malt or roasted barley, boil pale extract, toss in hops at the start, and you're good
    to go.

  • Posted in thread: Cinnamon as Priming Sugar on 11-15-2007 at 04:58 PM
    Geeze good thing I found out before it's too late. Thanks.