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Posted in thread: Anyone take the IBD GCB? on 06-16-2012 at 06:05 PM
I sent you a PM bb.
Posted in thread: Anyone take the IBD GCB? on 05-27-2012 at 03:45 AM
When I became an IBD member and signed up for the exams, they sent a zip folder of study
material. I copied a coworkers material from the year before and the syllabus had changed and
it nearly cost me...
Posted in thread: My Imperial stout is thick.... on 02-24-2011 at 04:55 AM
2 lbs rolled barleyDo you mean flaked barley here? Because they roll the flaked barley to
flatten it out right? Or more likely roasted barley? Correct?It sounds great to me I love thick
stouts. With t...
Posted in thread: Scotch Ale - Smoke your own malt? on 02-24-2011 at 04:48 AM
Well I stated digging into them. Today I tried a side by side comparison with highway 78 Scotch
ale which is a collaboration effort brewed at Stone brewery.I am amazed but I like mine better.
Posted in thread: What Does "Young Beer" Taste like? on 02-21-2011 at 04:19 AM
Keep us updated on how that one goes.
Posted in thread: What Does "Young Beer" Taste like? on 02-21-2011 at 03:53 AM
Posted my water profile to the science section of the forum and it sounds like that's the
problem. Super hard water and very high in Na. I'm going to try diluting it with RO water
something like 5:1. ...
Posted in thread: What Does "Young Beer" Taste like? on 02-21-2011 at 03:46 AM
Wlp002/1968 is known to sometimes cause off flavors after bottling/kegging. There has been some
discussion about it in the English yeast thread. I even made a short post about it in my blog.
Posted in thread: What Does "Young Beer" Taste like? on 02-19-2011 at 05:58 AM
It is probably acetaldehyde. Would you describe the taste as green apples? To me it tastes
bitter, but not like a bitterness caused by hops but more astringent. brown ale still has it
and it is takin...
Posted in thread: Scotch Ale - Smoke your own malt? on 01-11-2011 at 10:17 PM
I bottled it last night. My FG was 1.042 from 1.108 so about 8.7%. The peat flavor really tamed
down a bunch but it is still a little green tasting. I wanted to go longer in the secondary but
I need t...
Posted in thread: Anyone take the IBD GCB? on 12-30-2010 at 02:33 PM
Good luck with it in the spring. I didn't study any of the environmental stuff and I though
that was going to cost me. At least you will know better what to expect for the next one.
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