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  • Posted in thread: Strong sulfury/DMS flavor in American Wheat Beer on 12-01-2014 at 08:01 AM
    Greetings, American wheat is one of my favorite styles, and I brew them often... and have never
    had a problem with sulfur. At first glance, everything you mentioned seems spot on. Your
    fermentables ar...

  • Posted in thread: Good substitute for Mt Hood Hops? on 11-27-2014 at 10:22 AM
    Not sure what substitutes you can find down in New Zealand, but I usually see Liberty & Crystal
    mentioned in the US, and Hallertauer, Hersbrucker or Strisselspalt for Europe.--LexusChris

  • Posted in thread: Lantana beer on 11-25-2014 at 08:44 AM
    Totally agree as above. Before using any non-standard ingredient in something you will ingest,
    you should do lots of research on its toxicity and side-effects.Alternately, if you like the
    idea of flor...

  • Posted in thread: The SsBrewingTechnologies "Happy HolidaySs" Giveaway! on 11-14-2014 at 07:13 PM
    I'm in! Great items!

  • Posted in thread: Bog Myrtle instead of Hops on 11-14-2014 at 07:11 PM
    WayFrae, many homebrew stores do carry some brewing herbs... but it can be hit or miss as to
    what they have in stock. These are not very common items. However, there are lots of online
    sources out the...

  • Posted in thread: Myrica Gale (Sweet Gale/Bog Myrtle) and Cancer on 09-16-2014 at 07:45 AM
    I've been using sweet gale in several recipes and have not run across any herbal sites saying
    that it will cause cancer. It is certainly a brewing herb used in Europe over the centuries, so
    authentic ...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-14-2014 at 01:29 AM
    Yes. Pick me!

  • Posted in thread: Intensity of bitterness from whirlpool addition? on 07-17-2014 at 06:11 AM
    IMHO, I do not think you will have any problem with bitterness intensity. Your 5-min Topaz
    addition will contribute the most isomerized alpha-acids, or bitterness.I think you will have
    hop intensity i...

  • Posted in thread: Awful smelling, but ok tasting beer. what gives? on 07-17-2014 at 03:27 AM
    What was your recipe and your brew system?The medicine smell, is it like wet band-aids? That
    can be caused by phenols in the brew.. either from the yeast or from excess chlorine used in
    sanitation.I f...

  • Posted in thread: AG Rye Braggot on 07-15-2014 at 05:06 AM
    I think 5# honey in 5 gallons is dead on, and like the idea of matching this with a rye
    beer.Keep us posted on your results!-_LexusChris

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