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Posted in thread: Non-Traditional Hops in German Lager on 12-16-2013 at 07:57 PM
You could always bitter with Cascade or Belma, and use the Saaz for flavor and aroma. I'd be
tempted to use a light hand and go with a blend of Saaz and Cascade for flavor and aroma. No
more then 1/2 ...
Posted in thread: will cereal mashing add more dry feel? on 12-16-2013 at 07:33 PM
If you want it dry (I'm assuming this means low FG) then mashing lower and longer will help
(146-148 F for > 1 hr). Use 100% pilsner of pale malt, no Vienna, Munich and no crystal malts.
Also pick a h...
Posted in thread: do various malts have different mouth feel on 12-16-2013 at 05:14 PM
Higher mash temps do increase mouth feel, which I like, so I mash some of my beers at 158*f.
That's one way of creating mouth feel and body to the beer. But so do adjuncts like oatmeal in
a stout. You...
Posted in thread: Full Sail Sessions Lager on 12-11-2013 at 07:39 PM
I routinely put 8 oz of wheat malt in many of my recipes and have no issues with clarity
Posted in thread: Mash Infusions on 12-11-2013 at 07:31 PM
I use step mashes. By changing the times of the various rests I can really tweak the body of
the beer in whatever direction I like. With step mashing it is possible to make a highly
fermentable wort t...
Posted in thread: Where would you start? on 12-09-2013 at 07:20 PM
So, the Beers of Europe warehouse is only about 45 minutes from me. The question is, where
would you start? What would you buy? I think my tactic is to save up a bunch of cash and splash
it all at onc...
Posted in thread: Head Retention in CAL Common? on 12-05-2013 at 10:17 PM
I routinely use 0.5 lbs of wheat in 5 gal. batches for a range of beers. I wouldn't say that
the flavors comes through much at all. Now body and perception, that is something else. I find
it adds to t...
Posted in thread: Free Online Beer Chemistry Course on 12-04-2013 at 10:12 PM
I'm in. same name. I've been teaching an online class ("traditional" style) for 10 yrs so this
should be interesting. Besides beer knowledge I hope to maybe get some ideas for changes to my
Posted in thread: Is Aerating hot wort actually bad for your beer? on 12-04-2013 at 08:58 PM
Interesting Brew Strong podcast here that discusses HSA - included interview with Dr Bamforth
is pretty convincing in pointing out that there are far more important sources of oxidation
Posted in thread: Maintaining mash temp in a stainless mash tun on 12-04-2013 at 07:54 PM
I use 5-6 layers of the aluminized bubble wrap to insulate my tun. In my Lowes it wasn't with
the water heater insulation, it was up front past the aisles with fittings, but before the
lumber. There w...