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Posted in thread: Teamaker Hops? on 08-26-2009 at 11:06 PM
So I was wandering around the internets trying to learn about alpha acids and beta acids. I get
that AAs are what makes hops bitter, but I'm still unsure what beta acids are for. In my
wanderings I ca...
Posted in thread: What am I tasting? on 08-15-2009 at 01:18 AM
Okay, well I guess definitely not "malty". I'm still a little confused as to what malty taste
like, since it can't be sweet. I mean, all the sugar is fermented out, right?Well, here are
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Posted in thread: What am I tasting? on 08-14-2009 at 10:41 AM
OG: 1.042FG: 1.0.12It fermented on the warm side, around 80-82F. I used SafeAle US-05.It's all
sitting in bottles, and so far it's been about 4 weeks since pitching the yeast.
Posted in thread: What am I tasting? on 08-14-2009 at 01:32 AM
So I'm trying to figure out where I went wrong with my beer. I don't think it's infected, since
it sounds like infected beers have a very strong sour flavor. My beer IS somewhat sour though.
Not a bad...
Posted in thread: Oxyclean...amazing on 08-07-2009 at 11:20 AM
I would say be careful with Oxyclean and flexible tubing. I soaked all my brew stuff for a week
(part laziness, part craziness with work) and everything came out nice and clean except for the
Posted in thread: Hops in fermenter? on 07-24-2009 at 11:36 PM
Ohhhh, fancy..."isomerized". Sound so scientific. (-:That's good information, and it help
confirms my suspicion that the beer making process is pretty hard to mess up.The reason I asked
is because I b...
Posted in thread: Hops in fermenter? on 07-24-2009 at 10:37 AM
Wow, I didn't realize so many people didn't even bother straining. Does leaving the hops in
affect the flavor at all? I would think it would result in a more bitter beer, since the hops
has more time ...
Posted in thread: Hops in fermenter? on 07-23-2009 at 11:18 AM
Silly question, but how carefully do you filter out all the hops when pouring the wort from the
brew pot into the primary? Do you stop pouring when all that's left in the pot is the