Last Activity:04-17-2015 7:34 PM
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Posted in thread: Cluster hops - why are they not more popular? on 04-07-2015 at 08:23 PM
Thank you for sharing this. I am not familiar with the hops and am learning all I can. I have
only used them twice (that I can remember). One was for a dry Irish stout (just bittering) and
the other w...
Posted in thread: NHC 2015 - Registration Open on 04-07-2015 at 08:23 PM
I'm scheduled to judge Saturday as well, along with Pappers_, so we will see you there!I never
enter any more, because I'm away in the winter and the entries are due while I'm still away
from home, bu...
Posted in thread: NHC 2015 - Registration Open on 04-07-2015 at 03:37 PM
I'll be judging starting tomorrow here in the Chicago region, then on Friday & all day
Saturday. Here's to hoping we get through all of the beer in a reasonable amount of time. It's
actually less beer...
Posted in thread: NHC 2015 - Registration Open on 04-07-2015 at 03:35 PM
No dice for me this year. Was intesting to enter though. I will be interested to see my score
sheets. I bottled all my beers from kegs, except the sour. I notice they don't necessarily
breakdown the c...
Posted in thread: When does beer hit its stride on 04-07-2015 at 02:49 PM
I think there's a misconception here. Fresh is not the same as young. Freshness is when a beer
is ready and well taken care of. Not old or stale. Certain beers take longer to be ready,
that's just the...
Posted in thread: Cluster hops - why are they not more popular? on 04-07-2015 at 02:46 PM
They are one of the original "catty" hops and are ancestors to a lot of the modern varieties of
Posted in thread: Style difference: Pale Ale vs Session IPA on 04-07-2015 at 02:41 PM
Session IPA is totally a marketing term. For instance, Oskar Blues Pinner is 35ibus & 4.9%abv.
It's a straight up pale ale. APA has shifted that way. The old school types of APA are closer
to what are...
Posted in thread: First meads, any thoughts? on 03-30-2015 at 09:43 PM
My only concern would be what's in the can with the fruit.
Posted in thread: Adding fruit to mead on 03-30-2015 at 09:40 PM
I've taken the fruit, while frozen, and hit it with the blender to break it up. Then I'll let
it sit overnight in the fermenter to thaw out before pitching the yeast. Works great.
Posted in thread: Airlock on youngs fermentation bucket for mead? on 03-10-2015 at 04:05 PM
Hi guys sorry if this question's been asked before, I can't find an answer anywhere online!I've
recently been given a nice big 25 litre Youngs fermentation bucket (which comes without any