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  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Cherry Stout on 05-11-2012 at 03:18 PM
    thinking about brewing something similar this weekend. Did you use a 'tart' cherry concentrate?
    Or the other one I see on the web is black cherry concentrate.

  • Posted in thread: Infected due to lager temps... on 10-28-2011 at 06:39 PM
    If you are doing a lager from the beginning, just pitch at the same temp. Since there will be
    no temp change, there will be no pressure change causing suck back.When I cold crash an ale, I
    sanitize a ...

  • Posted in thread: Does the band-aid taste go away? on 10-25-2011 at 06:16 PM
    my pallet is pretty sensitive to that bandaid phenol. It will fade over time but never really
    go completely away. I know you said it's a stout, but higher carb level and serving colder
    helps.Let someo...

  • Posted in thread: Breweries to visit in Oakland/San Fran on 10-13-2011 at 04:34 PM
    it's a drive but Petaluma is not THAT far from SF and you could hit up Lagunitas. Their tap
    room is only open till 9pm on weekdays though...and then you have to drive back so you can't
    enjoy too much ...

  • Posted in thread: What does your LHBS do to keep you coming back? on 10-13-2011 at 04:27 PM
    -convenient and near my work. -will help or just let me find and mill the grain I am
    buying-great selection of grains. rarely they don't carry or are out of something i
    need.-always have stuff like ke...

  • Posted in thread: Most of my beers have a funny flavor HELP! on 10-07-2011 at 03:45 PM
    like Yooper suggested, try just using RO water and add brewing salts. That's one variable that
    you can control and then see what happens. Be sure to use the RO water for your starter as
    well.Maybe che...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew equipment kit recs. on 10-05-2011 at 06:51 PM
    if you are kegging, I would skip the secondary glass carboy. Just use a 6.5 gal carboy for the
    primary and siphon to a keg. Just seems unnecessary handling to move a beer to a secondary and
    then trans...

  • Posted in thread: Phenolic bombs!!! on 10-03-2011 at 09:39 PM
    make sure you use distilled water for your starter (if you make on). I was running into the
    same problem before i corrected that. Have not had a Band-aide taste one since.

  • Posted in thread: The 13th step to recovery - Homebrewing. on 10-03-2011 at 09:32 PM
    you need someone that is honest in the their assessment of your brews. Also a plus if they can
    taste/discern a lot of the off flavors or bad phenols. Could also enter stuff into comps for
    more feedbac...

  • Posted in thread: Thinking of starting a pub on 09-20-2011 at 02:55 PM
    There are a couple of of similarly themed bars in Dallas that seem to do pretty well.