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Posted in thread: Tahitian Vanilla Bean or Madagascar Vanilla in a 35% alc. solution? on 11-27-2012 at 06:40 PM
Torn between which to use- its for a Chritmas Ale 8.5% with Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and
cloves.Give me your 0.2c.Cheers.
Posted in thread: using DME- boil till it "breaks" on 11-26-2012 at 04:27 PM
My friend is a extract brewer, I've only done AG. When he brews he adds all the DME at the
start and then lets it boil while constantly watching it go up and down until it stops
foaming/raising which ...
Posted in thread: San Francisco beer stops? on 11-21-2012 at 06:23 PM
Yea, plus one to Social Kitchen. The rogue public house is fun, if you like Rogue beers, but
I'm going to have to toss one in for Magnolia Gastropub. Just incredible beers- they're doing
some really s...
Posted in thread: San Francisco beer stops? on 11-21-2012 at 06:12 PM
If you have the time go north! Russian River is an hour and a half up the 101 and there are 10
or 12 good breweries on the way (including Lagunitas like Kobrew said). if you are not leaving
the city, ...
Posted in thread: Anyone see this? on 11-21-2012 at 06:08 PM
I've only seen that on my 1gal blow-off measuring cup. It formed when I didnt change the
blowoff water for 10days- there were bubbles in the skin/film on top.
Posted in thread: Refrac VS Hydro during fermentation results on 11-17-2012 at 08:37 PM
I used two differnet hydrometers and my refractometer on the same sample, everything is
calibrated.I also used two different online refrac calculators, the OG was 1.082 or 19.75plato.
My beer has been...
Posted in thread: Forced Carb frustration! on 10-10-2012 at 07:16 PM
How did you bottle the beer after burst carbing? It's possible that if you didn't use
counterpressue (beergun) that the co2 that was in there came out with foam.I see two major
problems with your appr...
Posted in thread: Forced Carb frustration! on 10-08-2012 at 09:28 PM
Procedure: Chill in chest freezer for 2-2.5 hrs, set PSI at 30min, do the rock'n'roll for
15mins= 3/4 days later its carbed.Yesterday I bottled one doz. Couple hours after bottling, I
pour some sample...
Posted in thread: fwh'ing revisited on 10-01-2012 at 05:57 AM
Gordon Strong has a lot about this in his new book.The perceived bitterness is that of a 20
minute addition, according to the book. So, that's what I put in for Beer Smith. I now do FWH
for all my IPA...
Posted in thread: Timing on going all grain on 09-05-2012 at 02:40 AM
Classic!I was all-grain from the get-go. At this point I literally think extract brewing is
more complicated – trying to convert recipes and such.The only recommendation I have is get
BeerSmith or Pro...