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Posted in thread: Milk Chocolate Stout recipe: critique, please on 02-21-2013 at 08:07 PM
It has been too long. But I need to post an update. In the fall of 2012, I brewed this
chocolate cream Stout. The only changes to the above recipe were Amber LME, Cold steeping of
all of the roasted m...
Posted in thread: Too much head space? on 09-06-2012 at 07:32 PM
That pic looks pretty much identical to every batch I have ever done when transferring to
secondary and I have not yet had oxidized beer.+1 to this. Every batch I have brewed so far has
looked just li...
Posted in thread: Question about Age of Yeast and Viability? on 08-24-2012 at 03:42 PM
Is there a fairly accurate way to predict the viability of a package of yeast (both Dry and
Liquid) based on its age? (Assuming that the yeast has been kept refrigerated the entire
time.)The initial i...
Posted in thread: What is Extract Funk? on 08-21-2012 at 05:26 PM
...If you are using LME, make sure to do a full hour boil and remove from the heat source while
adding to reduce carmelization...Thanks for the description. Your statement quoted above raises
Posted in thread: What is Extract Funk? on 08-21-2012 at 01:55 PM
Great answers, folks! But still no one has answered the question of how to identify or describe
this "twang" or "funk?" What does it taste like? How can I recognize it on my next batch?I'm
Posted in thread: What is Extract Funk? on 08-20-2012 at 09:34 PM
I've read folks write about LME having a strange "funk" to it. Sometimes its described simply
as having a "bad" flavor.I'm not sure how to interpret these descriptions. Would someone care
Posted in thread: Christmas Ale Recipe Help on 08-16-2012 at 03:37 PM
What would change if you substituted Papazian's Black Patent Malt with Special B?
Posted in thread: Bottle Bombs on 08-16-2012 at 03:01 PM
I had an experience with exploding bottles. It was with a Dark Maple Ale extract kit from
Midwest. The cause, I am most certain, was over-carbonation. It sat in Secondary for several
weeks (at least 3...
Posted in thread: Milk Chocolate Stout recipe: critique, please on 08-16-2012 at 12:48 AM
Does anyone have any thoughts about this? I've made the Cream Stout before and it was quite
good. Seemed like the perfect base for a Chocolate version.
Posted in thread: Editing a Post's Title or Deleting it? on 08-15-2012 at 08:17 PM