Last Activity:08-31-2015 11:29 PM
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Posted in thread: Why is everyone only into IPA's on 09-01-2015 at 07:48 PM
I fully admit to being very much into IPA/IIPA and APA - pretty much anything with distinct hop
character. I generally alternate when I brew - every other beer I brew is a hoppy style. The
other half ...
Posted in thread: Weird off flavor on 08-19-2015 at 06:37 AM
Avoid fermenting in your bottling bucket.Honestly, I'll admit to having done it, and if your
sanitation is good, it's not a big deal IMO. I would be a bit leery of "racking" by draining
through the bo...
Posted in thread: Weird off flavor on 08-19-2015 at 06:32 AM
You used US-05, so I wouldn't think that "earthy" would be a result of fermentation temps,
although I don't know, maybe (US-05 just seems to get really crazy fruity/peachy when it's
warmer, IME and fr...
Posted in thread: Growing hops in southern california on 08-19-2015 at 06:12 AM
Hi Gents, I'm new to the forum; I'm a fellow San Diego Brewer, saw this thread, and figured its
not a bad place for my first post conisdering it covers what I'm researching at the moment. I
see this p...
Posted in thread: Haven't posted in a while, brewing this today on 08-19-2015 at 05:59 AM
If anyone's following this...an update - I've been trying to be more patient with my beers
lately as I definitely can tell an improvement when I leave them go over a month, rather than
kegging them wi...
Posted in thread: Help! i think my water sucks! on 08-05-2015 at 02:07 AM
Before messing around with anything else, I would suggest this:Go to Wally World and buy a case
(6 gallons) of reverse osmosis or spring water (I wouldn't get distilled unless you want to do
a LOT of ...
Posted in thread: Be patient or dump it? on 08-05-2015 at 01:56 AM
There are CO2 bubbles on the surface. I tasted the smallest amount possible for fear of
botulism, it did not taste sour, but I think the IBU level would keep lacto at bay. It did not
smell like garbag...
Posted in thread: Be patient or dump it? on 08-05-2015 at 01:41 AM
16 days in and you've only dropped 3 points? Whether you underpitched or not, after 16 days you
should be much lower than that. (I would have expected that underpitching might have led to a
day or two...
Posted in thread: apple trees struggling first year on 08-05-2015 at 01:03 AM
They were planted in October last year as advised by the local tree place (bare root & dormant)
but since then I've heard spring might have been better.They also took forever to start this
year and be...
Posted in thread: Using plums in a beer. Style advice? on 08-05-2015 at 12:52 AM
Or go all out and make a plum Imperial Stout...