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Posted in thread: Hops Group Buy in Chicago #2 on 11-19-2013 at 02:18 AM
Curious if there is a way to know if the hops, especially US, are from the 2013 harvest?
Posted in thread: Star anise: how to add to beer on 10-24-2013 at 02:44 PM
I'll report back with results, but don't hold your breath, this will be a Christmas beer at the
earliest.Definitely looking forward to what you find and end up doing. I do like the idea of
Posted in thread: Star anise: how to add to beer on 10-24-2013 at 02:10 PM
Glad it means something to someone ;)I used one star, not cracked, in the boil. It is more than
enough for me. But, I am not a big spice guy.That said, I think steaming it would cut into the
Posted in thread: oatmeal stout on 10-15-2013 at 05:44 PM
Have you calibrated your thermometer? It seems like you should be fine if that was truly your
mash temperature and with that yeast.
Posted in thread: No chocolate taste? on 09-26-2013 at 03:30 PM
I purchased mine at whole foods. If one isn't near you, look to the web :) know from different
readings I have done on the forums that there is a difference in quality of the product (the
one I liste...
Posted in thread: No chocolate taste? on 09-26-2013 at 03:09 AM
I have used the powder and cocoa nibs. The powder I did as you. I did not care for the results.
I have used cocoa nibs ever since, in secondary, with great results: flavor and aroma are
great. Always ...
Posted in thread: Farmhouse Ale Suggestions/Critique on 08-24-2013 at 03:08 AM
You will get plenty of character from the yeast. In fact you can make a solid saison with just
pilsner and a pitch of healthy yeast that has enough cells. The point being that the yeast
character is t...
Posted in thread: Ranco or Johnson Controlls and wich one? on 08-21-2013 at 04:20 PM
If you can handle basic household wiring, this dual controller for under $20 - have three.
They work very well.There are some great threads here that go through the step-by-step process
of wiring on...
Posted in thread: Ranco or Johnson Controlls and wich one? on 08-21-2013 at 02:45 PM
Hi All,I picked up a freezer, super cheap. Couldn't resist. I will be using the freezer for
fermentation at this time (no collar planned). Reading the forums, trying to determine if I
should use Ranco...
Posted in thread: Brett C Starter on 08-11-2013 at 09:52 PM
No, this is for secondary. I guess my question is what should I do since there is a pellicle on
the surface. I can't really decant or step it up without either disturbing the pellicle or