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Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 08-27-2015 at 01:58 PM
Well if liking horse blanket makes me an eac, then so be it! I don't think I'd ever be mistaken
for a hipster though, nothing hip about me in the slightest.
Posted in thread: My new, sexy bottle drain keggles on 08-27-2015 at 01:54 PM
Came looking for an education on what a bottle drain is :D
Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 08-27-2015 at 01:45 PM
Most of these fancy flavor descriptors actually come through aroma not taste. Your tongue isn't
what registers most of these so you don't have to be intimately familiar with their taste, just
Posted in thread: Nitro Beers, Other Than Stout on 08-27-2015 at 01:20 AM
I bought my nitro setup immediately after having Victory Dirt Wolf on nitro. Incredible! So
many other styles are good on nitro too, but I absolutely love IPAs. I don't think the low
Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #14 on 08-25-2015 at 01:34 AM
w00t! What'd I win?
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-15-2015 at 01:19 PM
Iodine will tell you if starch is present, but starch conversion to sugar is only part of what
we're trying to accomplish. As alpha amylase converts starch to sugar, beta begins breaking the
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-14-2015 at 03:59 AM
The idea of homebrewers doing a short mash comes from a misunderstanding of the commercial
brewing process. Sure, many commercial breweries only do a 15-20 min. rest. but it takes them
maybe an hour t...
Posted in thread: Yeast without washing on 08-13-2015 at 02:31 PM
That's how a lot of folks do it and usually how I do it. Just dump in what you need. I make a
starter if it sits in the fridge more than a few weeks.Don't worry about trub, it won't hurt
and studies h...
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-13-2015 at 02:06 PM
I've been doing 20 min mash for a couple of years now using my cooler w/braid mash tun. It
works great and shaves a bunch of time off a brew day. I don't want to derail this thread, but
the point is t...
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-13-2015 at 01:56 PM
Mashing modern grains is done very quickly. Many of us have been doing 15-20 min mashes with
very little change in fermentability. If a 60 min mash doesn't thin out your beer, taking a few
mins to get...