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  • Posted in thread: HopHouse Brewing Supply Hops Giveaway - Open to All! on 07-16-2014 at 02:11 PM
    I'm in.

  • Posted in thread: Phenolic smell? on 05-29-2014 at 05:35 PM
    That's what I get for reading "Brew Like a Monk"! In that book it's stated that American
    brewers are afraid to use enough sugar. I do keep it at ~15% or less. I suppose I'll try
    eliminating the chlori...

  • Posted in thread: Phenolic smell? on 05-28-2014 at 05:00 PM
    Regarding the yeast, it was a 1 liter starter (one smackpack). My volume into the fermentor was
    2.5g (half batch). And the OG not counting sugar was 1.076. Over several days, I added a total
    of 1lb ca...

  • Posted in thread: Phenolic smell? on 05-28-2014 at 12:22 PM
    Thanks for the reply. Interestingly, I was under the impression that you need the higher temps
    with Belgian yeast in order to attain that nice fruitiness which is a characteristic of Belgian
    ales. I h...

  • Posted in thread: Phenolic smell? on 05-27-2014 at 11:51 PM
    I guess to distill this down (ha ha), my question is: if cloramine in the water is causing the
    phenolic smell, could it be more intense with Belgian yeast then with, for example, US-05?

  • Posted in thread: Phenolic smell? on 05-27-2014 at 06:48 PM
    Thanks for the quick replies! I know this one will take alot of time to mellow out - it's
    ~10%abv. But I wanted a taste since the pre-bottling small taste was so good. I use Starsan to
    sanitize. Thank...

  • Posted in thread: Phenolic smell? on 05-27-2014 at 06:38 PM
    Hi,I like to brew Belgians (mostly high gravity) ales. But I also brew Hefeweizens, IIPAs, etc.
    Recently I've been getting better at letting the Belgians ferment at a bit higher temps after
    the first ...

  • Posted in thread: The Local Yeast Movement has Begun on 04-17-2014 at 04:46 PM
    My LHBS recently highlighted some of their yeast. Couldn't keep the stuff on the shelfs! So
    yes, it seems this local yeast movement is starting to happen.

  • Posted in thread: Say No To Mr. Beer, The Gateway Drug To Homebrewing on 04-01-2014 at 08:21 PM
    I still use the MB fermenter. As has been said "you can do anything with one of those that you
    can do with the big fermenters - except make 5 gallons in a single batch." And I still (been AG
    BIAB for ...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone ever clone Big Boss Big Operator on 03-13-2014 at 05:00 PM
    Sadly, I have not. But Big Operator is a really nice beer so I'd also be interested in a