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Posted in thread: General beer snobbery on 11-12-2013 at 06:30 PM
BMC brew a style of beer that I don't particularly like anymore - but I have great respect for
those breweries. I can't brew a light lager anywhere near as consistent as those big
Posted in thread: Dry hopping in keg on 11-11-2013 at 07:18 PM
The lower the temperature, the lower the chance for "grassy" flavors from the hops. 2 weeks at
room temp can sometimes give a hint of grassiness from the dry hops - but 2 weeks at 55-60 will
Posted in thread: New to Brewing - Need Help on 11-11-2013 at 07:01 PM
I would suggest you start by reading this: covers everything a new brewer needs to get
started, and understand the process. Just read this online book, start simple, and come back
here and ask questi...
Posted in thread: Big beer tasted early on 11-07-2013 at 06:05 PM
With high alcohol, sometimes I can take a while for the yeast to get going again. I don't have
a calculator open right now - but your beer looks a good amount over 9%, so I'd keep some
patience for no...
Posted in thread: Will the shake method of force carbing affect head? on 11-07-2013 at 05:51 PM
The best method I've found in my very short time kegging is crash cooling without shaking,
pulling the first pint to get the sediment out that has fallen, and then shaking. Reduces the
amount of sedim...
Posted in thread: Will the shake method of force carbing affect head? on 11-07-2013 at 05:33 PM
There's some people who swear that it does affect head retention and lacing, but I just don't
believe that. I've done it both ways since around 1996 - and have never noticed a
difference.One thing I s...
Posted in thread: Brew Dogs... on 11-07-2013 at 03:26 PM
Yeah the way they soured the mash was just plain disgusting. I wouldn't want to drink that
Posted in thread: Aging/Conditioning on 11-07-2013 at 07:55 AM
If I'm making an IPA or Pale ale don't I get off flavor from beer being on yest cake for too
long?From your response I'm guessing skipping secondary improves taste?Basically, as long as
you leave it i...
Posted in thread: Will the shake method of force carbing affect head? on 11-07-2013 at 07:29 AM
Posted in thread: 3 late hop additions vs 1 on 11-05-2013 at 08:40 PM
Do you put the cover on the pot at flameout? If so, do you cover it fully or leave a little
crack?Thanks!No - don't cover it at flameout. Also, add the hops when the wort has cooled a
little bit (when...