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Posted in thread: Critique my Nut Brown Ale extract recipe please on 12-22-2008 at 05:56 PM
Well last night I finally popped the top on the first of these puppies. They have been
conditioning away for > 2 months at about 55*.The bad news is that when I popped the top, it
was a gusher. The go...
Posted in thread: First brew with mistakes on 11-25-2008 at 10:14 PM
OK, after two weeks in the bottle when I first taste-tested this brew I noticed that it was
very twangy, and had an almost metallic taste to it. It was puckery-dry too, so I decided to
let it sit for ...
Posted in thread: Brewing in AR on 11-03-2008 at 06:14 PM
Welcome Barc! Nice to see a fellow Arkansan on HBT. I'm in Russellville.
Posted in thread: Critique my Nut Brown Ale extract recipe please on 10-30-2008 at 10:56 PM
UPDATE: After a month in the primary, we bottled this baby last night. OG was 1.052 and FG was
1.015. Bob, I took your advice and added another 2 oz chocolate.The Ringwood behaved quite
Posted in thread: Quick... you are stuck in a hotel room without a bottle opener... on 10-30-2008 at 06:04 PM
When I smoked it was a lighter, now it's a key or anything else I can wedge between my thumb
and the bottle cap.
Posted in thread: BeerAdvocate Ratings. on 10-30-2008 at 06:00 PM
I too have noticed the BIG beer gets BIG scores. When I come across a beer I haven't had I
check out the ratings, but I take those ratings with a grain of salt, afterall, nobody know
what I like more ...
Posted in thread: Ringwood Wyeast 1187 (first brew) on 10-27-2008 at 10:06 PM
I used this yeast for My Nut Brown Ale/ and like the above poster I got great advice from Bob.
I did not make a starter (didn't have any DME on hand--has since been rectified). It took a
Posted in thread: ice bath on 10-18-2008 at 04:10 PM
How much salt are we talking? And what kind? I use an immersion chiller and an ice water bath
but it still takes 30 minutes. I'd like to try this.30 minutes? That seems a bit long for an
ice bath/IC c...
Posted in thread: Irish Red question on 10-17-2008 at 06:22 PM
Holy cow!100% Munich LME ranges from $36-$45 for 8.8 lbs. It looks like AHS has 40% Munich for
~$10/3lbs. Decisions, decisions......I really need to go AG.