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Posted in thread: Karbach Barn Burner Saison Clone on 03-29-2014 at 08:04 PM
Barn burner turned me back onto saisons. I stayed away from them after I made one that came out
WAY too spicy and with an alcoholic burn (fermented too hot) and tried another saison (one of
the Icons ...
Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 03-08-2014 at 03:44 AM
Brewed a North German Alt all grain in 4 hours (a new personal record), hit 72% efficiency, and
polished off a keg of hefe with the wife as I brewed. Good day all around. ;)Sent from my
iPhone using H...
Posted in thread: Bazooka screen as false bottom? on 01-31-2014 at 02:09 PM
I use a bazooka screen when mashing in a 5gal stainless kettle without any problems. A good
vorlauf is part of my routine. I've made several great beers with this method. Adding a grain
bag does help ...
Posted in thread: Getting wort from kettle to carboy! on 11-25-2013 at 02:34 PM
I use a hop spider and put a spare stainless nut into the the bag to weigh it down. During the
boil I'll bump / stir the bag occasionally to get the hops to float. Never had any problems and
I don't t...
Posted in thread: Using blow off yeast on 11-23-2013 at 12:35 AM
Blow-off yeast can be reused if handled properly; however, I wouldn't use yeast that spent a
week in Star San.Contrary to what you will read on this forum, there is zero benefit from
rinsing yeast wit...
Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 11-10-2013 at 08:41 PM
Took my 18 mo old daughter to the LHBS to pick up ingredients for Orfy's Hobgoblin. She loved
the grain room and yeast fridge. Not gonna lie, I might be brainwashing her into an obsession
for craft be...
Posted in thread: Brewing in Sugar Land, Texas on 10-25-2013 at 03:05 AM
I'm near Westheimer and Beltway 8 (not Sugarland) but am glad to hear another brew club is up
and running in Houston. Great club name guys. I've toyed with starting one closer the beltway
Posted in thread: Warsteiner Dunkel Clone on 07-13-2013 at 05:43 PM
can you do a taste test against warsteiner dunkel ?Only when you are tasting both beers can you
taste differences between them.Like one is sweater, more roasty, crisper finish, etc.Brewing is
Posted in thread: Kits or recipes? on 06-21-2013 at 02:08 PM
Brewing is inherently creative so it makes sense to personalize each batch by adding something
to a "kit" recipe, but most kits are probably designed to yield a balanced beer. I could really
Posted in thread: A good summer brew on 05-25-2013 at 11:20 PM
I second the kolsch. Add some honey malt (like 4 oz) and you'll get a good result.