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Posted in thread: First Year Cascade Question - on 09-18-2014 at 11:54 PM
I just harvested year two of my hop garden. I grow Chinooks, Centennials, Cascades, & CTZ.Last
year the Cascades were very light on aroma & citrus as you're describing. I brewed a blonde ale
Posted in thread: Troubleshooting chlorophenols & band-aid burps on 09-17-2014 at 06:44 PM
Thanks for the thoughtful reply, biertourist.Normally I use grocery store RO water. Now that I
think about it, on the Kolsch & IPA I used our home RO water tap on the sink. The filter on
that def. nee...
Posted in thread: Troubleshooting chlorophenols & band-aid burps on 09-17-2014 at 03:26 AM
Hey all.So the last two batches I've made have given me band-aid burps.The first was a Kolsch &
the most recent is a Double IPA.I can only pick up the off-flavor via band-aid burps (and it's
Posted in thread: Dry hopping on 02-15-2014 at 05:54 AM
That's an interesting idea. Have you noticed much of a difference with flavor/aroma?Yeah I do
think the double dry hopping does make a slight difference in both, although I haven't done a
Posted in thread: Dry hopping on 02-15-2014 at 02:49 AM
I always dry hop in primary with great results.Also, I have recently been doing two dry hop
additions with great results. I first heard about this doing a Pliny the Elder clone, but I
like to do the f...
Posted in thread: Again yeast starter on 02-14-2014 at 10:01 PM
The basic idea is that a beer of x gravity (say 1.070) needs y billion yeast cells to convert
(in this case, 253 billion). The awesome Mr Malty yeast calculator can do all of this work for
you: you ...
Posted in thread: I need some advise from the pros here on 02-14-2014 at 09:47 PM
This is a great light sessionable beer. I absolutely love this beer. It's not like Bud Select
- it has a light citrusy feel thanks to the Centennial & Cascade hops - but my wife really
liked it and s...
Posted in thread: I need some advise from the pros here on 02-14-2014 at 07:22 PM
You could probably go for a blend of pilsner malt, 2 row, and a small touch of flaked maize.
Boil for 90 minutes and shoot for a gravity of 1.038-40ish. I've also heard that AB uses
Wilamette for bitt...
Posted in thread: How long for Altbier to clear? on 02-14-2014 at 01:53 PM
I usually rack it to the keg and then pour in the gelatin with good results.
Posted in thread: How long is Star San good for? on 02-13-2014 at 03:09 PM
I've heard that a good way to gauge is by using PH strips. If the acidity is still there, it's
still good since the acid is what kills the nasties.