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Posted in thread: Hop Wine on 10-16-2016 at 05:03 AM
This is tasting really pretty good, although the bitterness is a little overwhelming. The
ginger is very present, and the citrus is also strong. Still a lot of sweetness, which seems
well suited to th...
Posted in thread: 12 Hours Left for Dark Mild help! on 10-03-2016 at 03:35 AM
Yeah, I feel like this is a session porter, not a dark mild, and a pretty funky one. I would
keep the crystal at or preferably under a lb., and do four ounces of chocolate OR special B, or
Posted in thread: Selling homebrew at frat parties on 10-03-2016 at 03:29 AM
Definitely not legal, at least in the US.
Posted in thread: Heull Melon & Belma hops on 10-02-2016 at 11:21 PM
I ended up throwing out a lb of Belma. It had pretty minimal flavor and aroma, but what it did
have was bubblegum, kinda gross fake fruit. Even as a bittering hop I didn't enjoy it.
Posted in thread: Brown hops on 10-01-2016 at 08:23 PM
I wouldn't use them. If you want to try, you can make a hop tea with a few cones and see how it
Posted in thread: Yeast Questions for First Batch on 09-29-2016 at 04:14 AM
Not much you can do on this batch, other than chill them for at least a week before consuming
(which will compact the yeast cake more). Future batches will get a little better as you gain
more skill a...
Posted in thread: Hop Wine on 09-19-2016 at 06:42 PM
I just cooked up a 3 gallon batch -- maybe 2-3 lbs of wet hops, half of them added after
flameout, a lb of raisins, 3 navel oranges, six limes, 12 oz of ginger, 8 lbs of granulated
sugar to reach an S...
Posted in thread: Do aphids affect the taste of beer on 09-17-2016 at 08:50 PM
Hops pretty much always have some aphids in them. The federal defect standard allows for no
more than 2500 aphids per 10g of hops!
Posted in thread: Mould in fermenter? on 09-17-2016 at 08:44 PM
Thanks for your advice.Iíve racked to new glass carboys. SG at 1.000, pretty clear yellow
colour in the glass, tasting very dry, quite sharp, a bit white winy. I messed up a bit with
the syphoning and...
Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 09-15-2016 at 09:07 PM
Was talking to mum who used to make wine and she said leave thats the way she always did it.
Never had any issues with the taste of her wine. The bucket is brand new.In my experience with