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Posted in thread: Small Batch Fermentation Container on 12-18-2013 at 04:26 AM
I actually scored a three gallon frosting bucket from the neighborhood erotic bakery (no
kidding). I also own one of those three gallon better bottles. But I really like splitting
batches into one gal...
Posted in thread: Gender and Taste on 12-17-2013 at 11:00 PM
My wife sometimes jokes about being on the "vodka diet." While drinking any alcoholic beverage
is going to add empty calories to your diet, a vodka drink will usually have fewer than a full
Posted in thread: Trip to Germany on 12-17-2013 at 10:12 PM
Bamberg and Franconia. Düsseldorf.I can't comment on Oktoberfest.This is pretty much my German
beer experience, and I can second all of the recommendations. Franconia is one of the few
places where re...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 -- I'm officially impressed on 11-14-2013 at 04:30 AM
It took a bit (at 2 weeks it was only at 1.010) but I took a sample tonight, and it's down to
1.002. I think higher than expected mash temps might be to blame for the long fermentation, but
even with ...
Posted in thread: 5 taps...what would you chose? on 11-12-2013 at 10:25 PM
For starters, a tap for Saison and a tap for Wit. Those have been my best brews so far, and it
gives you a good baseline for pairing beer with food.A third tap for American Pale Ale or IPA.
I like a g...
Posted in thread: Abbey or Trappist yeast??? on 10-11-2013 at 11:13 PM
Sloppy recipe names?That sounds flip, but it's kind of true. "Trappist" is a trade term,
indicating that a beer was brewed by Trappist monks in a monastery, following certain rules.If
a similar beer i...
Posted in thread: New Belgium's Biere de Mars? on 10-11-2013 at 08:37 PM
Welcome to the beautiful and wacky world of Belgian style beers, where a beer doesn't have to
be an example of any style. Biere de Mars isn't a Biere de Garde, because it isn't a malt
Posted in thread: Mild recipes from "Brew Your Own British Real Ale" on 10-07-2013 at 08:28 PM
Thanks Herbie,The Gale's has been one I was favoring, so, I guess it will be my next. I will
pick up the "Mild Ale" book from the club library, and go from there for the future
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 -- I'm officially impressed on 10-06-2013 at 10:28 PM
152372This is my Rye Saison, 14 hours after pitching 3711. I did use a starter. Wort temp is
68. I'll be interested in how it finishes, but yes, so far this yeast is awesome.
Posted in thread: What's the best yeast you've "stolen" from a bottle? on 10-03-2013 at 04:47 PM
As if you needed an excuse to go out and buy some Orval from the store! If you are looking for
Brett, I have also had luck with Reyon Vert dregs as a secondary strain. Either beer is a
delight to drin...