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  • Posted in thread: Give your beer some time out on 03-03-2006 at 08:44 AM
    I think the best advice to any newbie brewer is to just be patient! This was brought home to me
    when I made a batch of Bavarian lager. After 6 weeks in the bottle it still tasted harsh and
    smelt like ...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian yeast: dubbel vs. saison on 02-06-2006 at 12:58 PM
    For my next two brews, I am going Belgian: Biere du Garde/SaisonDubbel strong brown ale Can
    anyone recommend a yeast (prefer White Labs) that will cover *Both* these styles (brew the
    first, then pitch...

  • Posted in thread: Vienna malt recipes on 01-19-2006 at 10:50 AM
    I bought some Vienna malt at the weekend. I've never used this malt before.What is the color?
    Recipe suggestions please for these ingredients:6lb vienna malt3lb amber LMESafale lager
    yeastHallertau ho...

  • Posted in thread: Taste test at bottling on 01-19-2006 at 08:28 AM
    Taped up the box? Are they held hostage? I think you're overdoing it a bit, but hey, if it
    works for you who am I to criticize?:D In case a bottle decides to explode. Also, as a
    deterrent to stop me o...

  • Posted in thread: Taste test at bottling on 01-18-2006 at 03:43 PM
    Good news, sounds like the brew will mellow and improve with time.I put the bottles in a
    cardboard box and then taped it up.Is it OK to store the bottles at room temp? I know cool
    storage is preferred...

  • Posted in thread: Taste test at bottling on 01-18-2006 at 10:19 AM
    Just bottled a Czech pilsener, after 4 weeks in 2ndary. It tasted good! Question: If a beer
    tastes good at bottling time, will it still be good (or better) following carbonation in the
    bottle? In othe...

  • Posted in thread: 1728 Scottish: OK for smoked beer? on 01-09-2006 at 09:00 AM
    Normally I use roasted barley for my dark beers (stouts, porters).But I have just bought some
    chocolate malt and will try that instead.Is chocolate OK in a smoked ale? Mike

  • Posted in thread: 1728 Scottish: OK for smoked beer? on 01-05-2006 at 01:32 PM
    My next project will be a strong Scotch ale ("wee heavy"), so I have ordered some Wyeast 1728
    Scottish. Question: does 1728 lend itself to other ale types? I was thinking of reusing the
    1728 yeast in ...

  • Posted in thread: All grain 1 gallon batches? on 01-04-2006 at 09:03 AM
    I'm a newbie who hasn't got all the equipment. I've done several 2-gallon AG and partial
    mashes. Pros: Good for learning/experimentation. You can mash on the kitchen stove.Cons:
    Expensive, lot of wast...

  • Posted in thread: BrewFerm kits for Belgian beers? on 01-04-2006 at 08:54 AM
    Thanks, I'll try one out. I was hoping they did a Scotch Ale, but apparently not. Maybe I'll
    look for the Dubbel. Where are you going on your world beer tour? Mike

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