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  • Posted in thread: Differential on Temp Controller on 01-28-2013 at 02:24 AM
    I assume you mean with the sensor floating in free air. I don't wan to use that setup because
    free air will be a couple degrees cooler than my beer during active fermentation. If I did
    that, I would n...

  • Posted in thread: Differential on Temp Controller on 01-28-2013 at 02:05 AM
    Yeah, I know 1 degree is tight. I plan to tape the sensor to the outside of my carboy and
    insulate it from the air in the fridge. Given this setup, the temperature of the beer will
    change pretty slowl...

  • Posted in thread: Differential on Temp Controller on 01-28-2013 at 01:22 AM
    I'm looking for a temperature controller. Does anyone know of a dual stage on/off controller
    that supports

  • Posted in thread: Where to find citra hops on 12-19-2012 at 11:22 PM
    2012 Citra pellets are also available from Rebel Brewer: e-mailed to confirm they are the 2012

  • Posted in thread: 2012 Amarillo Pellets on 11-10-2012 at 12:02 AM
    Wow! They're sold out.

  • Posted in thread: 2012 Amarillo Pellets on 11-10-2012 at 12:00 AM
    Just scored some 2012 Amarillo pellets: em while they're hot!

  • Posted in thread: WLP007 Flocculating on 11-04-2012 at 12:29 AM
    Sweet! I've heard good things about it, so I'm giving it a go for an oatmeal stout.

  • Posted in thread: WLP007 Flocculating on 11-03-2012 at 10:30 PM
    I just pitched a starter of WLP007 into a full batch. I let the starter ferment about 24 hours
    then chilled it for a couple days. I took it out of the fridge at the beginning of my brew day.
    Before I ...

  • Posted in thread: Roasted Barley Suggestions for Stout on 09-17-2012 at 11:25 PM
    I am planning on a mix (8% RB and 4% chocolate) and I thought I had the chocolate picked out
    (Briess Dark Chocolate, 420L). Your comment about Biress has me second guessing though. I have
    heard that a...

  • Posted in thread: Roasted Barley Suggestions for Stout on 09-17-2012 at 03:27 AM
    I'll be making a vanilla oatmeal stout and I'm trying to nail down the roasted barley. I know
    roasted barley can vary greatly based on the "maltster", so I'm just wondering if any has any
    experience w...

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Harsh Bitterness Experiment Primary: Not until fall Bottle: English Barleywine On Deck: Session APA, Vanilla Oatmeal Stout
September 9, 2009  •  03:58 PM
Hello Joe. I started homebrewing in Jan '09 and my initial target was to brew a "pale, hoppy, golden ale" to enjoy during the summer. This is also my wifes favourite type of beer so I guessed if I could get it right I'd also 'keep her on my side' when I take over the kitchen for brewing! I started with a kit, which was good, and then moved on to extract + hops + steeping grains. Beer has been very disappointing due to the same harsh bitterness that you mention. I've done 5 batches now, and va
September 9, 2009  •  04:04 PM
Last bit of message was cut off! Anyway I was really interested to read of your experiments to cure the harsh bitterness problems. I'd be intertested to find out how things progress. My name is Paul Proverbs and I'm from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK. Email: Cheers!