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  • Posted in thread: Possible chlorophenols? on 04-30-2013 at 01:41 AM
    The Blonde is a very clean style with not much to hide behind, unlike the hoppy goodness of a
    DIPA or a acrid richness of a porter where some slight off flavors could easily get lost. I
    would try the ...

  • Posted in thread: RO Unit Question on 04-21-2013 at 07:56 PM
    Deionized sounds better than carbon filtered. Which system are you looking at for $65?

  • Posted in thread: Two hearted ale clone? on 04-06-2013 at 02:31 AM
    You can skip the secondary and just leave it in primary for 2-3 weeks and then dry hop 3-7
    days. Just using all centennial hops and ~95% base malt will get you very close to THA.

  • Posted in thread: Water softener...brewing water on 04-06-2013 at 02:19 AM
    My softened water has plenty of calcium (we still get scale) and was still lousy brew water.
    It's not just about calcium. You need to know ions, residual alkalinity, and pH before you can
    decide if it...

  • Posted in thread: Boiling wort w/ heat stick on 03-30-2013 at 12:16 AM
    Just out of curiosity, where are you seeing people spend $600 on a heating element
    installation?Check the Electric Brewing forum on this site.

  • Posted in thread: Boiling wort w/ heat stick on 03-30-2013 at 12:14 AM
    eBIAB setup is electronic temperature control circuitry whereas the the heat stick is just a
    heating element on or off, no control. The heat stick is very handy though.

  • Posted in thread: Taste of Simcoe in a IIPA on 03-21-2013 at 07:02 PM
    Agree it's the crystal. I'd skip the carapils and maybe do 1/2 lbs of the C40, although you
    could consider not using any crystal and add something else like a biscuit/victory or amber
    malt for a touch...

  • Posted in thread: Pilsner ale and PH on 03-09-2013 at 03:33 AM
    If you are looking for a quick pilsner-like beer with ale yeast, try Nottingham and ferment on
    the cold side. It's crisp, clean, and dry. Works great when trying to tweak a recipe or just
    want to brew...

  • Posted in thread: How to get the best hop aroma from flameout additions? on 03-09-2013 at 03:24 AM
    Interesting discussion.I want to do an experiment with a ~1.050 APA and *only* add hops with a
    hop stand at flameout. No hops added during the boil at all.I believe you can never have enoug

  • Posted in thread: Looking for DIPA Input on 03-04-2013 at 01:52 AM
    Have you had that hop combo before? If not you might try a smaller test batch first like a
    lower gravity IPA. Make sure you mash low to finish dry. For a beer this big you should
    probably set your exp...