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Posted in thread: Probably a dumb question on 07-08-2011 at 10:51 PM
How does it taste? Also, do you use a plastic or glass primary?I had an Irish red get severely
oxidized after 9 months in a plastic fermenter. It was completely undrinkable. I seem to
Posted in thread: Anyone else not mind mild skunkiness? on 10-19-2010 at 05:10 AM
I bought a 6 pack of some aldi beer in a green bottle and the first one was rather sweet. i put
most in tin foil but this one got mildly skunked but i kind of dig it. before it was skunked it
Posted in thread: Is it good to use any household bleach for sanitizing on 10-14-2010 at 07:32 AM
It's a pretty good cleanser, but lousy as a sanitizer. Don't get me wrong... bleach will kill
almost anything, especially when acidified, but it has to be rinsed so thoroughly that you will
Posted in thread: Cheapest Beer Recipe on 10-13-2010 at 05:38 AM
All-grain is cheaper in the long-term, but you will have some additional start-up costs and it
will take more time.
Posted in thread: Cheapest Beer Recipe on 10-13-2010 at 05:00 AM
Hefeweizen is good, and has the virtue of being ready to drink soon. If you don't like the
phenols and esters of hefeweizens, you can make an American Wheat by using something like S-05
instead of hef...
Posted in thread: Top three specialty grains on 10-13-2010 at 04:52 AM
Wheat, Munich, CaramunichThe first two aren't really specialty grains, are they? Either way,
I'd buy them in bulk.
Posted in thread: My name is Sam and I have a problem... on 10-13-2010 at 04:19 AM
When you come back and tell me that you gave food to a dying AIDS patient or that you took the
time to stop and hear what a poor dying woman, whose feet are rotting off her body, has to say
it is then...
Posted in thread: IPA recipe help on 10-12-2010 at 07:52 AM
Mashing 10% rye is a mistake that you won't make again.5% is PLENTY.Too much of a pain to
lauter, or you don't like the taste?
Posted in thread: Experment gone wrong... on 10-12-2010 at 07:51 AM
Wierd. I did the same thing with milk and hibiscus tea, thinking it would taste and look pretty
cool. It curdled in seconds. I would say that it's the acidity, but when you say mead doesn't
Posted in thread: Random Thoughts: High Gravity Rye Beer on 10-12-2010 at 07:41 AM
Well... I can't come up with a reason not to brew this beer. I've altered the grain bill a bit
to increase gravity and lighten the color. I hope to make a roggenbier from later runnings
(maybe steep t...