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11-22-2010

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01-31-2014 10:14 AM

    ABOUT ME

  • Audio engineer and beer fan. Is that enough for you?
  • Brewing since July of 2010, I enjoy flavourful, well balanced beers, not too sweet and not too hoppy.
  • American Pale Ale, with an English slant.
    Belgian Trappist Ale
  • American Pale Ale
  • Male
  • Married
  • Brantford
  • Ontario

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Simple dubbel on 01-31-2014 at 02:28 PM
    Special b is great. It adds a lot of sweetness and raisin/fig flavor. I used it and my dubble
    came out a bit too sweet, so use it sparingly. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Simple dubbel on 01-31-2014 at 03:39 AM
    So my LHBS didn't have wlp 530 and I grabbed wlp550, also they don't carry Castle grains so I
    got Dingemans. Anyone know how it will turn out with the Wlp550?I made a Belgian Abby ale with
    550 and it ...

  • Posted in thread: Innis & Gunn Clone- I'm Going for it! on 05-17-2013 at 04:04 PM
    I'd say start with the latest version, the first recipe is too dark and roasty. I'm not sure
    about the oak, mine was not vanilla enough.

  • Posted in thread: Simple dubbel on 04-13-2013 at 02:23 AM
    Just posting back, I did this recipe and added 8 oz special b. overall it's good, however the
    180 syrup I too dark for the style, and the beer is a bit too sweet, even though the FG
    finished out nice ...

  • Posted in thread: Innis & Gunn Clone- I'm Going for it! on 02-19-2013 at 11:52 AM
    Well I tried the first version and it missed the mark. Way too dark. A friend tried the recipe
    posted from the I&G brewery and I think it was much closer. Still too dark but it had more
    vanilla flavor...

  • Posted in thread: Simple dubbel on 09-26-2012 at 01:33 PM
    I'll be doing this as well. IMHO Belgians recipes should be very simple, relying on the yeast
    and fermentation for flavour depth. I will be adding the Special B, and doing a decoction as
    well for a bi...

  • Posted in thread: Innis & Gunn Clone- I'm Going for it! on 04-28-2012 at 01:44 PM
    Thanks for resurrecting this thread. A friend of mine tried the second recipe in the thread (I
    tried the first) and his version was much closer than mine, I'd say it was the same style of
    beer, if not...

  • Posted in thread: Palm Sunday Brew Day on 04-02-2012 at 03:45 PM
    Very nice, wish i could get the wife + friends to hang out while I brew.

  • Posted in thread: Adjusting water for a Scottish Ale - working the numbers on 02-26-2012 at 05:13 PM
    Admittedly I'm new to this forum, and after reading AJ's response I went back as read a buck of
    posts ( his and others) and I have to agree with him, chasing targets will have you chasing
    your tail. L...

  • Posted in thread: Adjusting water for a Scottish Ale - working the numbers on 02-26-2012 at 03:17 AM
    You could try using chalk (calcium carbonate) as well or instead of Calcium Chloride, or
    cutting it half and half. It'll raise the Bicarbonates more, not sure what you were targeting
    for it, but 151 s...

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