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  • Posted in thread: What single change most improved your beer? on 11-18-2014 at 11:55 PM
    hands down the best thing that I ever did was build a fermentation fridge!

  • Posted in thread: DIY Bucket Filters on 10-30-2014 at 05:21 AM
    I have been using The 600 Micron US Plastics bucket strainers for about a year. They are
    convenient, they clean easily, and store easily. I like that it is only about 3 inches deep, so
    when I fill the...

  • Posted in thread: German Pale Ale Style Category? on 10-21-2014 at 07:01 AM
    Depending on the hop variety that you used. You might consider entering the "Specialty"
    category as a Munster Alt. Google the BJCP Style Guidelines for Munster Alt and see how your
    beer compares.

  • Posted in thread: AU Summer hops on 10-21-2014 at 06:43 AM
    I paired Summer hops with Galaxy. The Summer hop is very mild and were somewhat obscured by the
    Galaxy. I bittered with Galena, paired Galaxy and Summer as flavor and aroma additions. The
    beer was ver...

  • Posted in thread: Unknown Single Hop IPA on 08-30-2014 at 07:34 AM
    I've been down this road before. My advice is make a small 1 or 2 gallon batch. Don't waste
    alot of cash on malt extract and yeast in hopes that it produces a decent beer. I would
    experiment with seve...

  • Posted in thread: Cream Ale Extract Brew Questions on 08-30-2014 at 06:59 AM
    When I am pressed for time I brew a similar recipe. It will never be as light colored as a
    cream ale. The extract darkens too much, but it still tastes fine. I switch it up using
    Willamette sometimes ...

  • Posted in thread: SMASH hop suggestions on 07-05-2014 at 05:30 AM
    Vanguard hops come from Hallertau parentage. They are mild, slightly spicey, herbal, and a
    little fruity. Almost like a mix of Noble hops.

  • Posted in thread: SMASH hop suggestions on 07-05-2014 at 05:20 AM American 2 row would not have enough malt backbone to stand up to a big hop schedule.
    You want a more balanced approach with equal malt and hop profile. I have had very good success
    brewing ...

  • Posted in thread: Worst. IPA. Ever. on 01-14-2014 at 05:24 AM
    Sam Adams Latitude 48 is the worst IPA that I have ever drank!

  • Posted in thread: Non-Traditional Hops in German Lager on 12-18-2013 at 03:56 AM
    If you do a 20 minute addition of Cascade it will overwhelm the Saaz completely. I would use
    the Cascade for bittering only and even then you may get a hint of citrus(grapefruit). I would
    use the Saaz...


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