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Posted in thread: Belgian Dubbel- hopping question on 04-10-2010 at 01:42 AM
One thing I have always found to be a little weird is the hop character of a beer when I sample
it right when I pitch the yeast. No matter the hops, style, etc... it always seems that the hop
Posted in thread: 2 easy recipes... on 04-02-2010 at 06:09 PM
Your yeast advice is contrary to my LHBS owner. This time, I'm gonna go with him, since
"proper" pitching rates are supposed to be like triple what you get in a White Labs vial. Plus,
US-05 is a clean...
Posted in thread: 2 easy recipes... on 04-02-2010 at 12:51 PM
Posted in thread: 2 easy recipes... on 04-01-2010 at 07:54 PM
After a 4 month break from brewing (work has been terrible!), I'm finally gonna brew again this
weekend. (I'll also get my new iPad right in the middle of brewing to make it an absolutely
Posted in thread: How does beer carbonate in keg? on 11-17-2009 at 09:06 PM
Jesse,I hate to do it, but I have to disagree. I've done it this way for 6 or 8 batches now,
and I can tell you for SURE, based on my latest batch, that the beer being served isn't
Posted in thread: How does beer carbonate in keg? on 11-17-2009 at 08:28 PM
No, I'm not asking how pressure forces the CO2 to dissolve into the beer.I don't like to
"force" carb my kegs in the traditional method. I think I shake it too hard or something, but
my first two kegs...
Posted in thread: Is it an infection? on 11-13-2009 at 01:14 PM
UPDATE: I tasted a small sample this morning, and though it's obviously not carbonated yet,
being cold gave me a better idea of its quality. The flavor is unique, but that's probably due
to the fact t...
Posted in thread: Is it an infection? on 11-13-2009 at 02:55 AM
Not yet. Didn't want to waste any more before checking to see if this batch was toast. Also,
I'm down to only Simcoe pellets and I need to get a hop bag.
Posted in thread: Is it an infection? on 11-13-2009 at 02:26 AM
Well, the recipe was 1 oz. of Simcoe leaf hops (mash hop) and 1 oz. of Simcoe FWH, then 3x1 oz.
additions of Simcoe during the boil. Total IBU was supposed to be 100+. Could that be the
issue? If so, ...
Posted in thread: Is it an infection? on 11-12-2009 at 11:59 PM
What IS a pellicle? The best I can tell from some google searches seems to indicate that it's
formed from a particular strand of yeast that is used for lambic beer brewing.I've also seen