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  • Posted in thread: When to brew my second beer on 08-12-2014 at 11:47 AM
    If you've pitched enough yeast in your pumpkin beer for healthy fermentation and it's been
    fermenting since last Wednesday, you can absolutely pull it out now. The off-flavor period is
    long gone and w...

  • Posted in thread: RIS has gone south...why? on 08-12-2014 at 11:34 AM
    My first thought is that filtering can remove very small hop bits and yeast covered with hop
    oils that provide balancing bitterness. That would add the perception of sweetness.However, I
    don't believe...

  • Posted in thread: It would be a great Hef..... on 08-02-2014 at 12:04 PM
    With 001, cloves + cloudy sounds to me like an infection. Band-aid & clove are nit too distant
    cousins in the phenol world IMO. Keep it cold & drink it fast--and if you bottle, you may want
    to put a p...

  • Posted in thread: Keg dry hopping on 08-02-2014 at 12:29 AM
    I've keg-hopped beers as long as thirty days before without grassy flavors. It's all about
    temp--at 38F (my serving temp) the process is exponentially slower than at cellar or room temp.
    YMMV of cours...

  • Posted in thread: Smoked Apricot (American) Wheat Beer? on 07-30-2014 at 11:43 AM
    Cheers for the thoughts!Sent from my iPad using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Saison yeast with a hop-forward profile? on 07-29-2014 at 10:13 PM
    ... the yeast was definitely the star of the show.if you haven't done this style, the words
    above are the essence of Belgian anything. Make your hop choices with those Belgian phenols in
    mind.Sent fro...

  • Posted in thread: First pumpkin all grain recipe on 07-29-2014 at 10:06 PM
    I've seen a lot of brewers say that butternut squash is a better choice to get "pumpkin flavor"
    (whatever that may be) than pumpkin itself.Sent from my iPad using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Any "must go to" place in Va.Beach? on 07-29-2014 at 09:33 PM
    Beach Brewing (2 blocks from Young Vets and generally much better beer)has been killing it
    lately, and Back Bay has a great tasting room near the oceanfront on Norfolk Ave. Alewerks in
    Williamsburg is...

  • Posted in thread: Keg dry hopping on 07-29-2014 at 09:12 PM
    Dry hopping is dependent on temp like most brewing processes. At 65F all processes develop
    SIGNIFICANTLY more quickly than at 35F in the kegerator.By the way, I regularly put tied off
    bags of pellet h...

  • Posted in thread: Diacetyl rest screw up? on 07-29-2014 at 12:18 AM
    There will still be plenty of yeast in suspension to do your d-rest. My concern would be with
    starting your d-rest at 75% of anticipated attenuation--seems a bit early unless you're doing
    the Narsis (...

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Piratwolf: "I've heard that Belgian Blondes can be "panty droppers" but they're not particularly high IBU nor cheap." jmendez29: Haha! I get it! Wait. You're not talking about beer, right? You're talking about beer. That could have been a whole lot more fun.