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  • Posted in thread: Ipa recipe on 09-28-2014 at 08:18 PM
    I'd do some easy water analysis/additions. You can probably get a water report from your city.
    At worst, do some filtering and/or campden tablets to get the chlorine, or chloramine, out. I
    can't say i...

  • Posted in thread: New to the brew. Got tips? on 08-20-2014 at 03:36 PM
    For the first time brewer, I think the easiest thing to overlook is fermentation control.
    Mainly because kits don't really give you enough good information on it. Make sure you pitch
    enough yeast and ...

  • Posted in thread: Heat exchanger on 08-15-2014 at 04:07 AM
    I don't have room for a permanent ferm fridge either. I've had success with this hybrid
    approach. I have a larger ice cube cooler filled with a water bath. This has a homemade lid to
    accommodate the a...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian/French Hybrid Dark Saison with Tamarind on 08-08-2014 at 03:36 AM
    Sorry for the late follow up. Beer turned out nice. It definitely was better fresh as the
    tamarind flavor/tartness fell off quickly. The tamarind gave an earthy tart flavor without
    overpowering it. Pe...

  • Posted in thread: Minority Group-founded Breweries on 08-08-2014 at 03:22 AM
    18th Street Brewery in Gary, IN. Drew is a great guy and great brewer.

  • Posted in thread: Belgian/French Hybrid Dark Saison with Tamarind on 04-08-2014 at 03:51 PM
    Grain, etc.--------------------------------18 lb. Vienna.5 lb Special B.5 lb Chocolate Malt.75
    lb Midnight Wheat15 oz Tamarind Pulp (10 min)Hops,
    additions-------------------------------------1.25 oz....

  • Posted in thread: Saison Brett on 09-04-2012 at 07:33 PM
    Well finally cracked one. I got a bit busy, so this sat in primary for 3 months. After 3 weeks
    of bottle conditioning, I tried my first one yesterday. It came out great. There is a very nice
    balance o...

  • Posted in thread: What is your Brewing Pet-Peeve? on 05-24-2012 at 02:16 PM
    1. Beer snobs who equate scarcity of a beer with quality.... "They only made 1 batch of this
    this bourbon-aged licorice/vanilla/chocolate/coffee/berry stout in 2008 and it's about
    impossible to get."....

  • Posted in thread: Vanilla Oak (Chocolate) Bourbon Stout on 05-15-2012 at 06:34 PM
    See you're from Chicago. Was this an attempt to clone Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla? If
    so, how would you say it compares?

  • Posted in thread: The politics of beer rating on 05-09-2012 at 01:57 PM
    I totally get what you're saying. I have a couple buddies who are what I'd consider beer
    aficionados. But, as they don't homebrew, I don't think I get real feedback when they taste my
    beer. They try t...