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  • Posted in thread: First Saison for Home Brew Day on 05-09-2012 at 04:35 PM
    I was surprised that there were no banana or bubblegum esters, but rather some funkiness and
    some lemony citrus, maybe from the hops.Haha you shouldn't be surprised, that sounds exactly
    like how a sa...

  • Posted in thread: Is secondary fermentation an absolute must for high gravs? on 05-09-2012 at 04:23 PM
    Just did three 10% SMaSH IPA's a month or two ago all using US-05. All three fermented down to
    1.008-1.010 in 3-5 days at 70F. One of them fermented so quickly that I was worried
    fermentation hadn't s...

  • Posted in thread: Bad Brew Day on 04-28-2012 at 02:11 AM
    Bad brew day today making a hefe. Started out adding strike water to the grains which ended up
    about 6 degrees below my mash temp. Not a big deal, just added some hotter water and got it up
    to 152F. W...

  • Posted in thread: Commercial beers that let you down? on 04-20-2012 at 01:21 PM
    DFH 120 wasn't worth drinking. World Wide stout was interesting but still just not what I would
    call good.I agree with the 120. I haven't had WWS in almost 10 years. I hear it get's really
    good after ...

  • Posted in thread: MO/Columbus SMaSH IPA: Hop schedule? on 04-18-2012 at 02:06 PM
    I don't taste any of the rumored onion/garlic character.I just tasted my MO/Columbus SMaSH
    posted above last night for the first time and didn't get any onion/garlic either. Just
    delicious "C" hop cit...

  • Posted in thread: Why doesn't everyone just BIAB? on 04-11-2012 at 07:47 PM
    "If it's so easy, why doesn't everyone just BIAB?"I guess the main reason why I don't is
    because BIAB isn't easy. I did a few BIAB batches when I first moved to all grain, and I could
    not keep the mas...

  • Posted in thread: Great beers you DON'T like? on 04-09-2012 at 02:48 PM
    Is there a beer that is consistently held at high regard that you just don't like?All of the
    IPA's from Green Flash. Their IPA's just come off as too sweet and malt forward to me. Did not
    like them at...

  • Posted in thread: One Beer for Life on 04-08-2012 at 09:44 PM
    Without a doubt, this:

  • Posted in thread: Commercial beers that let you down? on 04-05-2012 at 01:47 PM
    Racer 5 seems to be unusually variable. When it's "on" it's glorious, but it is too often dull
    or cheesy or something off.Yeah I'm not completely writing it off just yet. I have a feeling
    that being o...

  • Posted in thread: 11.2oz vs. 12oz on 04-02-2012 at 07:50 PM
    It's the metric system. It's slowly taking over. Which is a good thing. Let go of your imperial
    measures, they do more harm than good.The next imperial stout I brew will be called "Metric
    Stout" :cool...