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Posted in thread: Why do all of my beers have a slight cardboard/mud taste? on 04-24-2015 at 02:52 PM
I'm very sensitive to oxidation off-flavors. I had major problems with beers I was bottling
even though others drinking the same beer could barely taste it if at all.I was unable to get
past the oxida...
Posted in thread: Issues with Pre-Boil Gravity Readings on 04-24-2015 at 02:35 PM
have a 250ml graduated cylinder. Works great for taking hydrometer readings and for measuring
yeast slurry as well.
Posted in thread: Why do all of my beers have a slight cardboard/mud taste? on 04-24-2015 at 02:29 PM
Let me guess, you're bottling and transferring from fermenter to bottling bucket and using a
bottling wand?Another question, do your beers seem to get darker in color as they age?I'd put
money on oxid...
Posted in thread: Hops - Multiple Varieties - 9.5 lbs on 04-22-2015 at 05:35 PM
Interested in the Amarillo, Citra, and Saaz - Can pick up locally too
Posted in thread: 50ppm Ca minimum? What about Pilsen? on 04-22-2015 at 04:52 PM
You should consider getting the GH&KH test kit that Kai reccomends. Actually his calculator
won't even give the resulting post-lime treatment water profile without inputing the
post-treatment GH&KH, s...
Posted in thread: 50ppm Ca minimum? What about Pilsen? on 04-21-2015 at 08:34 PM
I note that some of the numbers listed for comparison in #6 are in dH and mEq/L and some in
mg/L. Are you getting confused by the distinction between those units?I had done the
conversions months ago ...
Posted in thread: 50ppm Ca minimum? What about Pilsen? on 04-21-2015 at 07:42 PM
Thanks AJ.I guess it's the differences between BF & Kai's spreadsheet that gut me confused as
hell.Forgive me a moment, but for the sake of simplicity, what would be a rational explanation
for the var...
Posted in thread: 50ppm Ca minimum? What about Pilsen? on 04-21-2015 at 04:42 PM
So, admittedly I'm having a tough time trying to adapt the water out of my tap for lighter
(color) beers. If anyone is interested in seeing my numbers here is a link: if anything I'm
typing here see...
Posted in thread: 4% ABV Simcoe / Amarillo APA on 04-21-2015 at 01:23 PM
I also think your Amarillo will be lost with all that Simcoe in there. Adjust your ratio to 2:1
Amarillo to Simcoe if you want to be able to pick out the subtle floral and tropical fruit
Posted in thread: Best commercial beer bottles for homebrew on 04-17-2015 at 03:35 PM
Boulevard anything. (Most people enjoy their Wheat, Tank 7, or 80-Acre) they have stubby 12 oz.
bottles. Label comes off in water within about 2 minutes. They are stout, dark, sturdy and I've