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Posted in thread: Music while brewing on 03-10-2014 at 09:54 PM
Mix of classic rock, grunge, progressive rock and even a little metal. With the odd pop song
sprinkled in (come on, who doesn't love a little JT). I look a lot like Kate Hansen (well,
except for the "...
Posted in thread: What's up with this crush? on 03-10-2014 at 09:50 PM
Often times HBS will do a coarser crush. Whether this is to help prevent stuck sparges (as my
LHBS told me when I inquired about their crush) or is a ruse to sell you more grain is a
Posted in thread: Hop-stand Additions on 03-10-2014 at 09:43 PM
I've been having great success with throwing in a large FO hop stand addition, giving it a good
stir ("whirlpool"), then putting the lid on my BK and letting it sit for 30 minutes. This give
Posted in thread: Efficiency too high? on 03-10-2014 at 06:33 PM
Have you tried skipping the kegging and bottling a batch yet?
Posted in thread: Efficiency too high? on 03-09-2014 at 07:35 PM
That would be a cardboard flavor.Sherry-like off flavors are also a product of oxidation.
Posted in thread: Efficiency too high? on 03-09-2014 at 07:10 PM
It's like an overly sweet flavor (but not in a sugar-sweet good way, if that makes sense) and
strong aroma with an overly sour bite and finish. I brewed a super hoppy IPA which was awesome
Posted in thread: Efficiency too high? on 03-09-2014 at 01:35 AM
I haven't really explored this too much, but my understanding is that off flavors coming from
'too high of an efficiency' are generally either going to be astringency or excess tannin
extraction. So t...
Posted in thread: Coffee espresso beers on 03-09-2014 at 12:08 AM
2 measured cups, that was for a 5 gallon batch.I don't see why kegging vs bottling would make a
Posted in thread: Coffee espresso beers on 03-08-2014 at 11:50 PM
We have an espresso machine so I used that to make espresso, chill it and add it to the
secondary. For my Chocolate Imperial Espresso Stout I used 2 cups of espresso and it gave my
beer a nice aroma o...
Posted in thread: Efficiency too high? on 03-08-2014 at 11:44 PM
Why don't you take one of your recipes you have been having issues with and trying it with a
coarser crush? If you are getting off flavors due to "too high of an efficiency" seems like a
good place to...