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Posted in thread: best beers of NHC 2011 on 06-21-2011 at 01:48 AM
WAHA had a couple of sours that kept me coming back over & over again. Mark Emiley's lambic was
Posted in thread: History on Tap, Homebrewing contest TV show on History Channel??? WTF? on 12-26-2010 at 09:36 PM
Interesting. We caught it completely by accident. One of the guys who won is apparently opening
his own brewery. A google search turns up this facebook event - guy who created it was one of
Posted in thread: Blue Heaven question on 12-06-2010 at 05:40 PM
Backsweetening isn't cheating. It's an optional part of the process of meadmaking. If you don't
want to do it because you're not a fan of it, that's fine, but really you shouldn't feel like
Posted in thread: First attempt at a braggot ..... help? on 11-21-2010 at 11:45 PM
Rabbit's Foot (which makes great braggots) uses ale yeast that matches the base beer style,
which will emphasis the beer character in the resulting braggot. I'd lean toward that approach
as well.One o...
Posted in thread: any body know a good recipe for a sweet mead with buck wheat honey on 11-14-2010 at 12:38 AM
I made a traditional semi-sweet buckwheat mead last spring and it turned out wonderfully.
Here's my recipe:1 gallon batch- 3.5 lbs buckwheat honey- 3.25 qts filtered water- 2g Lalvin
71B-1122 yeastI d...
Posted in thread: Cinnamon in Hard Cider? Too Much? Possible Fix? on 11-03-2010 at 01:35 AM
It should still ferment out (you'd need way more cinnamon to kill the yeast, I believe), but it
sounds like you have a 5 gallon batch of cinnamon juice to use for blending. ;)
Posted in thread: Hello from Kansas City on 08-29-2010 at 03:22 AM
Welcome! I live in Waldo; both my husband and I are homebrewers. If you're interested in
joining a club, there are several in the area - ZZ Hopps in Lee's Summit, KC Bier Meisters in
Posted in thread: Super fast fermentation and slight carbonation on 08-28-2010 at 12:40 AM
1.016 after 9 days is just fine. Two weeks for full fermentation isn't unusual, especially if
you use nutrient AND ferment at 82 (not sure if you fermented there or if that was just your
Posted in thread: Rack or leave it alone? on 08-20-2010 at 02:44 AM
"good coating" like a sheet of paper? Or like a sheet cake?If it's the former and you have a
tip on the end of your racking cane like this, you'll be just fine without racking.
Posted in thread: Mead Water Question on 08-18-2010 at 12:59 AM
I'd just hook a charcoal filter up to your tap. It'll remove any bacteria & other crud in your
water, as well as SOME mineral debris, but leave enough behind to aid yeast health (like Ca and
Mg). The ...