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  • Posted in thread: Wheatena? on 08-29-2013 at 02:39 AM
    It did happen, and it worked!I used it in weights similar to any other unmalted wheat.The only
    downfall, the tiny granules turn mash in to paste, and make the sparge a bear.But the beer was

  • Posted in thread: hop drying in a smoker? on 04-22-2013 at 02:24 AM
    I may. Be digging up some old info here.With my willamette plant coming up I am already looking
    forward to harvest.I wanted to know if I can dry the hops over a cold smoke? To perhaps alter
    their char...

  • Posted in thread: US05 dry yeast on 09-08-2012 at 05:22 PM
    I've always just sprinkled the yeast on top, some make a starter, but I find it's unnecessary.
    Then again I've already aerated at that point. Either way I wouldn't worry.

  • Posted in thread: underpitched o not? on 08-25-2012 at 11:46 AM
    If it started fermenting I wouldn't worry too much about under-pitching. Somebody once told me
    that in theory you only need 1 active yeast cell to inoculate a wort. Some would also say you
    may stress ...

  • Posted in thread: BJCP and Beyond on 08-19-2012 at 06:55 PM
    I should amend my previous statement in light of the word "benefit" being subjective. I would
    think helping others to better their beer is a benefit, as the entire community is raised up.I
    do have to ...

  • Posted in thread: BJCP and Beyond on 08-19-2012 at 06:09 PM
    The style guidelines do seem like the hard part on the onset. And no, I haven't taken any of
    the tests yet. I'm in the midst of studying for them.Just curious as to how people who have
    been certified ...

  • Posted in thread: BJCP and Beyond on 08-18-2012 at 11:49 PM
    So I have developed a recent and serious interest in taking and passing the BJCP exams. But
    what I haven't seen much written about, is what happens after the test? You test, pass,
    and....?Anybody here...

  • Posted in thread: Maple Porter on 08-18-2012 at 12:29 PM
    I've never made maple beer, but I suppose you could try to prime with it. Or if you keg
    (something else I don't do) you could toss some campden tabs at it to kill the yeast, add maple
    syrup, then keg ...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast and other questions... on 08-17-2012 at 11:21 AM
    Hey frank sounds like things are off to a good start. Let me offer this much in advice.1. I
    never start a Wyeast pack day(s) before. I usuall smack mine before mashing (or steeping the
    grains in your ...

  • Posted in thread: Fixing questionable beer on 08-15-2012 at 11:21 AM
    I like the idea of ready made potions that KoolAidKid suggests, I can add that to the list of
    projects for the fall. I made aftershave that way once (whiskey, cinnamon, orange zest and a
    piece of ceda...