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Posted in thread: Belhaven Scottish Stout clone? on 10-08-2015 at 01:16 PM
My first Scottish Stout (recipe) was solid. Using kettle caramelization and only two malts left
it a bit thin and bland though. I was much happier with the re-brewed version 8% cara/crystal
Posted in thread: Blending Fruits For Rodenbach Caractère Rouge on 09-30-2015 at 12:44 PM
I'm sold. I've been meaning to start splitting batches of sours, so I'll give that a try.No
issue aging it together for the first 9-18 months and then splitting onto t fruit. That will
help to retain ...
Posted in thread: What is an authentic Berlinerweisse? on 09-29-2015 at 06:32 PM
That's a weird example because Orval is unique, world-class, and very successful. To be like
Orval is rarely attainable even if everyone wanted to. I would gladly welcome more breweries
Posted in thread: Blending Fruits For Rodenbach Caractère Rouge on 09-29-2015 at 02:15 PM
Agreed on the sweetness, which is something that I'm not really interested in reproducing. I
did like the way that the tart fragrance of the cranberries cut against the fruitier raspberry
and cherry, ...
Posted in thread: What is an authentic Berlinerweisse? on 09-29-2015 at 12:56 PM
In your book, you focused mostly on the methods you mentioned here. I'd have to go back and
check to be sure, but I don't remember much in there about the history of the style. If I
Posted in thread: What is an authentic Berlinerweisse? on 09-28-2015 at 08:10 PM
Yep! I sure wish more breweries took that advice. Sure, every brewery needs to have a suite of
beers to suit more tastes. But I would sure like it if they would concentrate very keenly on
Posted in thread: Blending Fruits For Rodenbach Caractère Rouge on 09-28-2015 at 06:01 PM
I found Caractère Rouge to be pretty sweet, Take an FG reading? I assume like their other beers
it is pasteurized, in this case with fruit added after to preserve some sweetness. Will be
tricky to rep...
Posted in thread: What is an authentic Berlinerweisse? on 09-28-2015 at 05:55 PM
If there is any historic connection between Berliner weisse and sour mashing, I'm unaware of
it... I've got no problem with funk, but most of the sour mashed beers I've tried (craft and
homebrew) has ...
Posted in thread: Achieving a silky/pillowy/creamy mouthfeel (a la Hill Farmstead)? on 09-28-2015 at 05:40 PM
Used distilled water and added salts back to it
for:Calcium-87Magnesium-8Sodium-43Sulfate-68Chloride-128Bicarbonate-115For pale/hoppy beers I
usually try to keep the sodium and bicarbonate as low as p...
Posted in thread: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA clone? on 09-21-2015 at 02:37 AM
Mash hops? Ugh. Why why why?At worst it's a waste of hops, no real harm (but not a technique I
use... outside Berliner weisse).