Last Activity:04-29-2010 10:59 AM
Posted in thread: Almonds? on 02-23-2010 at 05:25 PM
I'm thinking for my Christmas brew this year that I will try to use almonds or apricot kernels.
What I'm going for is an Amaretto-like flavor in the beer.I was wondering if anyone out there
Posted in thread: Your fav yeast for British pale ale on 01-04-2010 at 08:06 PM
I am worried about oxidation with all the extra headspace (?).Not an issue for primary
fermentation due to CO2 production. Don't even worry about secondary. Just primary for 3-4 wks
then bottle/keg. I...
Posted in thread: Bourbon Vanilla Porter (AG) on 01-04-2010 at 07:42 PM
I've been sampling this recipe here and there for over a month now, having just officially
"Tapped" it right before Christmas. Such an interesting beer. Actually had a half-gal of beer
that wouldn't g...
Posted in thread: Your fav yeast for British pale ale on 01-04-2010 at 07:32 PM
I have an English bitter planned. Never brewed it. I can't decide between S-04 (which I've had
and like) or WLP005 British Ale, Ringwood. I wish i could do 10G brew and split it up into 2
Posted in thread: Epic Gaming Table on 10-20-2009 at 08:36 PM
Wow, this looks phenomenal! I've never played DD or anything of the like, and I'm still
drooling over that thing. Excellent craftsmanship and a very creative idea all around!
Posted in thread: Bourbon Vanilla Porter (AG) on 10-20-2009 at 02:30 PM
What kind of vanilla did you use?Use Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla beans. They have a very high
vanillin (the main compound responsible for vanilla flavor) content, and are pretty much the
Posted in thread: Help with Water Profile Report on 10-13-2009 at 03:42 PM
Others are right that you definitely want your Ca++ and Mg++ concentrations. But, judging by
your low sulfate, low alkalinity, and low chloride levels, I'll bet Ca and Mg concentrations
are fairly low...
Posted in thread: Sour milk aroma? on 10-07-2009 at 09:59 PM
Well, I think it was just some unfamiliar hop aromas and a stuffy nose playing tricks on me.
It's now carbonated and it is delicious! Assertive, malty, and very bitter with just enough
sweetness to ba...
Posted in thread: Sour milk aroma? on 10-01-2009 at 07:49 PM
I just kegged a Red Rye that I brewed about a month ago and noticed what I thought was a sour
milk aroma. Tasting my hydrometer sample didn't reveal any sourness, and I didn't notice any
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping Infection on 09-29-2009 at 03:10 PM
Are you positive the beer was finished at 1.010? Did it remain at that reading for 2-3 days?
When you rack to secondary, there is still CO2 in solution that will continue gas out, creating