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Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 11-14-2014 at 08:54 PM
Inquire? You haven't. No questions. Curious form of inquiry.And yet I got exactly the
information I was looking for (within hours and from the author himself): My book certainly
dabbles in the Belgian...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping: hops disintegrated in keg on 11-14-2014 at 08:08 PM
A cold fining agent should do the trick.. Gelatine is pretty easy to use..
Posted in thread: The easiest way to make high alkalinity water suitable for IPAs/APA? on 11-14-2014 at 06:02 PM
The first goal, without which you cannot expect to get the best beer, is to get the mash pH
correct. This requires that enough acid be available in the mash to cover the proton deficits
of the water a...
Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 11-14-2014 at 05:54 PM
Read the book or don't... but you might consider weighing in on its merits or deficiencies
after having done so!I normally try to figure out which books I'm going like before reading
them.. (It's a ha...
Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 11-14-2014 at 05:49 PM
The book gives this credit throughout its entirety, even saying that some American breweries
are trying to learn from the better EU breweries. You have literally judged a book by its
cover. :D:mug: No...
Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 11-14-2014 at 03:44 PM
My book certainly dabbles in the Belgian, German, and English sour/funky beer traditions, but
those weren’t the primary focus because Jeff Sparrow, Stan Hieronymus, and Ron Pattinson
Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 11-14-2014 at 02:30 PM
I'm somewhat ambivalent about this book, based on the US-centric title.On one hand I'm
intrigued and want to read it.. On the other hand - writing a book exclusively about american
sours is ethnocentr...
Posted in thread: 'Alternative' style of beer on 11-14-2014 at 02:05 PM
I'll restrain my self to expressing only the positive aspects...- It'll have alcohol..
Posted in thread: The easiest way to make high alkalinity water suitable for IPAs/APA? on 11-12-2014 at 02:12 PM
Yes, it absolutely can. If, for example, you need to knock out some alkalinty and increase the
chloride or sulfate ion concentrations in a particular water hydrochloric or sulfuric acid can
kill two b...
Posted in thread: The easiest way to make high alkalinity water suitable for IPAs/APA? on 11-11-2014 at 09:55 PM
The healthy amount of alkalinity in that water is likely to incur problems with high mash pH
and a resulting harshness in the beer. Reducing that alkalinity is imperative. An acid addition
is the simp...