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  • Posted in thread: Trying to make a beer that tastes like Chimay Blue, or even Leffe Brune...sigh on 11-04-2013 at 05:34 PM
    T-58 is decent, but maybe not for this. I agree with others that the yeast should be switched
    to the Westmalle or Chimay strain, and after a couple days let the temperature get up to the
    mid-70s (some...

  • Posted in thread: Good Hawaiian Beers? on 03-01-2013 at 02:31 AM
    I like all of Maui Brewing Co's stuff, especially the coconut porter. I wouldn't have thought a
    porter would be good poolside, but that ended up my favorite.

  • Posted in thread: Dubbel / Trippel / Quad on 11-27-2012 at 11:04 PM
    ...Recommendations: Chimay (of Belgium) invented the tripel...I believe that was Westmalle.
    They get credit for the 'Dubbel' name, too. I think it was a reference to the relative amount
    of grain used,...

  • Posted in thread: what do you have brewing or fermenting right now? on 09-19-2012 at 04:18 AM
    I have a screwy split batch that's nearly ready - two thirds became a dry-hopped Belgian pale,
    the other third a Belgian strong dark ale. I added dark candi syrup to the latter after primary

  • Posted in thread: Zymurgy: Best Beers in America (2012) on 09-17-2012 at 07:02 PM
    Am I the only homebrewer that has yet to find a great stout? All this hop head hate! I can
    admit there are some awful over hopped and muddled beers but can you malt lovers enlighten me?
    Get a thread g...

  • Posted in thread: Favorite Hefe on 09-14-2012 at 02:31 PM
    I like Weihenstephaner (and I'd throw in their dunkelweizen, too), Julius Echter, Franziskaner,
    and Sierra Nevada Kellerweis.

  • Posted in thread: Northern Brewers brew in a bag system on 08-30-2012 at 08:33 PM
    Look up the BrewingTV episode "Jake's Got A Brand New Bag" on youtube. He was testing out that
    system for Northern Brewer.I do BIAB myself because of space limitations. Seems to work okay,
    although my...

  • Posted in thread: Best Batch Yet! Brown Porter from BCS. on 08-19-2012 at 03:11 PM
    Nice job! My last one was a brown porter that missed the mark. Seemed overly bready. Couldn't
    tell if it was the brown malt or the yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin: Weyerbacher or Schlafly? on 08-19-2012 at 03:07 PM
    Have you had Elysian's pumpkin ales? Last year I tried a wide variety of pumpkin stuff
    (Southern Tier's, DFH's, Weyerbacher, etc), and the Elysian won out.

  • Posted in thread: Cask Ales on 08-01-2012 at 01:55 AM
    I've had a lot of cask ales recently (extended trip to England plus many at bars nearby in NYC)
    and I'm willing to say that I think bottle conditioning is a superior way to serve naturally
    carbonated ...


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