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Posted in thread: Simcoe and Amarillo don't go well together! on 05-27-2015 at 04:31 PM
This is the combo in Sculpin, which when fresh ranks among the best IPAs I have ever had, and
my own experiments have been great. However, one batch can always turn out funny and let's be
Posted in thread: Acetaldehyde in my Lagers! Please help. on 05-27-2015 at 04:24 PM
Grape candy like flavors are often malt derived. I can't remember the name, but Mosher
discusses it in Tasting Beer. At low levels it is perceived as malty, but in high
concentrations, it tastes like ...
Posted in thread: 2015 BJCP American Strong Ale Category on 05-22-2015 at 02:50 AM
The OP said they are using the 2008 guidelines. The 2015 guidelines have not been adopted yet.
This beer is an IPA. 15 arm is still an IPA and the fg should be lower than the projected fg
with that gr...
Posted in thread: 2015 BJCP American Strong Ale Category on 05-22-2015 at 02:03 AM
Contact the competition organizer, explain that you wanted to brew an American strong ale as
per the 2015 guidelines and ask how you should submit the beer. If he or she doesn't get back,
submit it as...
Posted in thread: Motivate me to switch over to the liquid side on 05-20-2015 at 07:12 PM
I am with the original poster here. It sounds like people who use liquid yeast enjoy it, but is
it enough of a difference to spend the extra time and money? It may just be I'm suborn and
stuck in my d...
Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber Importance? on 05-15-2015 at 02:05 PM
Good fermentation temp control is important, but there are a lot of methods for it. Note that
it is best to regulate the beer by its temperature, not the ambient temp, during the initial
Posted in thread: Starter OG = 1.040, 48 hrs later on stir plate FG = 1.040 .. WLP500 on 05-15-2015 at 01:54 PM
An update and follow up question...With that said, quick question... I mentioned previously
that I decanted the wort that turned out to be unfermented, still sitting at 1.040 pts. Well
even though I p...
Posted in thread: quick fermentation needed on 05-15-2015 at 01:48 PM
I once did a week turn around on a beer with s04. Make sure you ramp up temp in day 4 or 5 to
clean up diacetyl fast.
Posted in thread: Cannot get the hoppyness!?! on 05-15-2015 at 01:45 PM
Here' same total heresy: noble type hops give you much more flavor with earlier additions. The
reason is the oils we need from German type hops (humbleness, caryophylene) have much different
Posted in thread: My IPA--Comments and suggestions on 05-12-2015 at 01:56 PM
The reason I'm using the Citra to bitter is that I have a pound of it. Next year when I order
hops, I'm getting a pound of magnum and a pound of CTZ, but this year I don't have that.