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Posted in thread: Vancouver, BC HBTers! Water treatment? on 12-28-2016 at 09:21 PM
Ha ha, yeah its just one of those topics that has bugged me :) And you may not have read How to
Brew, but the creator of EZ water based it on John Palmer's beliefs. And like it or not,
Guinness is the...
Posted in thread: Vancouver, BC HBTers! Water treatment? on 12-28-2016 at 05:03 PM
That is an interesting rant and while I agree with some points I noticed a marked difference in
the quality of my stout by adding small measured amounts of baking soda to bring the mash pH up
Posted in thread: Vancouver, BC HBTers! Water treatment? on 12-28-2016 at 02:27 AM
pop in your grains, and water details, and then based on the numbers you toy with the amount
of chems you put in until the ranges are green, or where you like. I don't know a lot about
Posted in thread: Vancouver, BC HBTers! Water treatment? on 12-24-2016 at 12:33 AM
I generally don't do anything to the water but if it is smelling extra chlorine-y I will let
the water sit overnight to degas. Chlorine in boiling water has a pretty short half life and it
should all ...
Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Wychwood Hobgoblin on 11-17-2016 at 04:15 PM
So you like this better the Bairds crystal ?Did you use this in a hobgoblin recipe, or a
fullers ?So far I've only used it a bjcp 70/- and a mild that is >20% crystal. Both have "the
taste". I don't k...
Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Wychwood Hobgoblin on 11-17-2016 at 05:13 AM
Simpson's 70-80L dark crystal. That is the answer. This is the missing "british" taste in
Hobgoblin and Fuller's (especially the London Porter). We just got it at the local stores a
couple months ago ...
Posted in thread: Safale S-04: wtf? on 10-12-2016 at 02:25 PM
That explains why his blog has not been updated. I didn't read this whole thread, but has
anyone mentioned that S-04 is just gross? I know it's preference, but I haven't liked any beers
I have done wi...
Posted in thread: Safale S-04: wtf? on 10-12-2016 at 01:52 AM
I had previously stopped using s-04 as all my beers brewed with it had a distinct yeasty-tang
that as you said, got stronger as it aged. I even entered one of the beers into a comp (it was
a special b...
Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Wychwood Hobgoblin on 10-11-2016 at 01:24 AM
>Export glass bottlesAre you saying bottled vs Cask ?I've had fresh English bottles and they
are similar to what we have here.I've also had a keg version - there wasn't much difference, if
any with th...
Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Wychwood Hobgoblin on 10-10-2016 at 03:37 PM
We drank the cask at canadian thanksgiving dinner yesterday and did a side by side with a store
bought. The usual issues: too light in body and alcohol, too hoppy. The colour was almost
perfect, the w...