Last Activity:06-12-2009 12:05 AM
Posted in thread: hops for a smooth high ABV beer? on 06-11-2009 at 11:54 PM
I have definitely made my share of overly sweet beers, mostly due to better than planned
efficiency thoughwhen I have an unexpectedly high efficiency; I notice it when taking a
pre-boil gravity readin...
Posted in thread: hops for a smooth high ABV beer? on 06-11-2009 at 11:50 PM
dark ales don't do very well with citrus hops.It can be done: have you had a Stone 'Sublimely
Self-Righteous' ale? dark and citrus/pine-y - it's delicious.
Posted in thread: American Tripel experiment on 06-10-2009 at 12:26 AM
there are a number of belgian IPAs out there that are basically this same idea. I had a Houblon
Chouffe the other night that was basically a hopped-up (with american hops) tripel. it does use
Posted in thread: how do i calculate what my pre-boil gravity should be? on 06-10-2009 at 12:04 AM
pre-boil gravity = (post-boil gravity)*(post-boil volume)/(pre-boil volume)(for the
calculation, use everything after the decimal point for the gravities; ie. 1.050 = 50; 1.105 =
105)beersmith is grea...
Posted in thread: Hot Doggedy on 05-27-2009 at 05:57 PM
I thought the hot dog thing was generally attributed to overusing the wrong sort of coriander
Posted in thread: fruit amount on 05-22-2009 at 08:05 PM
Also...how do people generally sanitize fruit? Bring the fruit slurry up to boiling I take
it?typically, you wouldn't want to boil the fruit, as it will cause the pectins to 'set' and
give a very hard...
Posted in thread: Fermentation and ABV woes on 05-22-2009 at 07:31 PM
trying leaving your beers in primary longer
Posted in thread: New Pale Ale recipe - critique requested on 05-21-2009 at 05:38 PM
interesting choice on the roasted barley.. I'm guessing it doesn't really add much flavor at
that amount, just color? I think I'd probably instead go with some victory or biscuit or
something like tha...
Posted in thread: Anyone Brew Jamil's Lagunitas IPA clone? on 05-20-2009 at 05:16 PM
there's nothing _wrong_ with using all Willamette; it just won't taste like lagunitas' IPA
Posted in thread: Stir Fry Rye IPA on 05-19-2009 at 05:47 PM
No. Just a fleeting barely there tingle on the lips and tongue and then it disappears, not
unpleasant at all. Just excellent complexity. The flavor citrus, floral and resin really shine
from the peppe...