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  • Posted in thread: Vanilla in beer on 05-11-2015 at 05:45 PM
    Porter and stouts aren't necessarily dry, and the vanilla'ed ones are usually sweet, I think.
    Vanilla may make a beer seem sweet just because of the association we have with it. Maybe you'd
    need somet...

  • Posted in thread: TrueBrew Kits on 05-04-2015 at 07:49 PM
    First kit I ever brewed was their Nut Brown. Didn't turn out well, but that was likely on me. I
    think the first questions is, how long has the kit been sitting on the shelf? Their recipes
    don't looks ...

  • Posted in thread: Hops on 04-30-2015 at 03:13 PM
    I don't detect piney from Northern Brewer. I do get the minty that bobrews mentioned.Ahtanum
    can be somewhat piney, along with citrus/grapefruit.

  • Posted in thread: vienna APA on 04-29-2015 at 05:01 PM
    I've done Vienna Liberty and Saaz smashes, and both have been great. Both with Notty.Spalt
    would be more traditional in that it is used in German lagers. All Spalt would probably be
    great.Which isn't ...

  • Posted in thread: What would be the purpose and effect of adding cane sugar to a BIAB recipe? on 04-28-2015 at 05:39 PM
    That recipe isn't going to give you 1.056. That's way too low, given it's a half batch.

  • Posted in thread: What constitutes a "fresh" pilsner. on 04-22-2015 at 03:37 PM
    Freshly tapped keg, I think. Just poured. Over time, there's likely to be some contact with
    oxygen and light, and perhaps some temperature fluctuations in shipping, etc..

  • Posted in thread: community designed recipe? on 04-16-2015 at 08:53 PM
    1/2# Wheat malt5# Maris Otter2# rye2# pale ale maltCrystal 40

  • Posted in thread: Cinnamon in a sasion on 04-14-2015 at 07:15 PM
    I definitely associate cinnamon more with winter ales, or at least darker ones. Blue Moon has a
    newer beer called Horchata which appears to be light colored and cinnamon-y. I haven't had it
    though, an...

  • Posted in thread: Recipe advice... on 04-12-2015 at 09:48 PM
    You could lower the crystal a little, but I think a Pumpkin Ale is better made sweet than
    hoppy. Then again, I don't know the IBUs there. EKGs can be low AA%.Possibly you have too much
    going on. A lit...

  • Posted in thread: Home brew give you gas? on 04-10-2015 at 08:25 PM
    It's the yeast. You're fine. I fart a lot anyway so I never really noticed a difference when I
    started drinking homebrew.....Amen to this. Homebrew doesn't need to give me gas, I have plenty
    already.

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