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Posted in thread: Odd Off-Flavor in Lager on 03-27-2013 at 02:39 PM
Ultimately?A little too fruity for a true lager and a little too bitter for a Kolsch, but I
can't taste any weird off-flavors anymore. I can't say that I'm a fan of S-23 and I wouldn't
recommend it to...
Posted in thread: Odd Off-Flavor in Lager on 10-16-2012 at 04:11 AM
For the rest, I have ramped the temperature to ~65F. It took about two days to get there and I
started a little late (when the reading was 1.010). I don't think it's chlorophenol because I
use RO wate...
Posted in thread: Odd Off-Flavor in Lager on 10-16-2012 at 03:15 AM
Yeah, the diacetyl is reduced somewhat, but it still has a way to go. I'm not sensing the
chemical flavor as much--I feel that it may have been a volatile sulfur compound that is now
being off-gased a...
Posted in thread: Odd Off-Flavor in Lager on 10-15-2012 at 03:27 AM
The only thing that I can think of that may have produced DMS is boiling for 60 minutes instead
of 90. I even used pale malt, boiled in an open pot and chilled below 80 within 15 minutes. I
Posted in thread: Odd Off-Flavor in Lager on 10-15-2012 at 02:54 AM
So I am fermenting my first lager and I am concerned about an off-flavor that I have detected
in my gravity samples. The two samples I withdrew were awful, to say the least. Part of the
flavor is cook...
Posted in thread: Sterling Hops Are Good Medicine on 10-04-2012 at 09:28 PM
I just got back from my LHBS with 2.0 oz of Sterling pellets and I have to say, I am impressed.
They smell delicious: spicy, floral, with perhaps a little honeysuckle and lemon peel. I am not
Posted in thread: What's the worst craft brew (commercial) you've had? on 09-29-2012 at 05:16 AM
Shipyard Summer Ale. It tastes exactly like nothing. Pretty amazing really, if you think about
Posted in thread: Make sure you stir well... on 09-29-2012 at 05:15 AM
What you have described is a real problem in analytical science. Half of the battle sometimes
is getting a sample that is representative of the whole.While it may be surprising to learn,
two liquids o...
Posted in thread: Recipe Critique: American in Pilsen No-Pils Beer on 09-27-2012 at 12:27 PM
From what I've read, pilsner malt is not a prerequisite for a good pilsner. In "Designing Great
Beers" it is noted that half of the second round pilsners used 2-row instead of pilsner. It's
also nice ...
Posted in thread: Recipe Critique: American in Pilsen No-Pils Beer on 09-27-2012 at 12:05 PM
So I want to brew a beer similar to a Bohemian Pilsner, but with an ale yeast. Here is the
recipe that I have settled on.