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Posted in thread: First Competition Results on 09-14-2012 at 10:30 PM
But diacetyl is not buttery in smaller amounts- did they specifically say "buttery"? An oily or
slickness on the teeth or tongue is also diacetyl, just in a smaller amount that a butter bomb
Posted in thread: First Competition Results on 09-14-2012 at 12:19 AM
If both a recognized judge AND a national judge claim to have tasted diacetyl, then you've got
diacetyl. A 24.5 score isn't terrible by the way- it's actually considered "Good". If you look
at the bot...
Posted in thread: First Competition Results on 09-13-2012 at 05:37 AM
The IPA was judged by two judges, one National and one Recognized. They both indicated
diacetyl. I'd rather have a beer I find delicious than one that pleases strangers (certified or
not), but it is i...
Posted in thread: First Competition Results on 09-12-2012 at 11:05 PM
I only mentioned oxidation because something I came across mentioned introducing too much
oxygen in transfer as a possible diacetyl cause.I aerated with O2 and didn't have any lag time
issue. I haven'...
Posted in thread: First Competition Results on 09-12-2012 at 08:58 PM
I just received the results from my first competition - a recently brewed IPA (14B) I (and
every civilian who tasted it) absolutely loved and a porter (12B) I brewed a year ago and
happened to have so...
Posted in thread: Coldwater 420 - Special Pale Ale on 03-16-2012 at 07:30 PM
Not having the CaraAroma isn't anything to worry about - I think you really only need it if you
make an extract version. If you make All-Grain it comes out better if you cut way back on the
Posted in thread: melanoidin malt on 02-22-2012 at 09:50 PM
I've been researching pilsner recipes (I should soon have a basement fridge I can devote to
lagering) and noticed most of them involved decoction. After a great deal of
Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2012 Big Giveaway on 02-21-2012 at 01:38 PM
Reply! - Count me in
Posted in thread: Recipe for tomorrow, and a question.... on 02-16-2012 at 11:36 PM
I'm going to brew this recipe this weekend and have one question - am I reading the 90 minute
boil/first hops at 60 minutes right? What is the purpose of boiling for 30 minutes before the
first hop ad...
Posted in thread: brew in a bag question- Sparging? on 01-04-2012 at 09:30 PM
I got good results using BIAB with a single dunk sparge. I only moved to a more conventional AG
system due to the bag limitations (couldn't find a big enough bag to do bigger beers) and
realizing how ...