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  • Posted in thread: Dandelions on 06-14-2011 at 05:54 PM
    They don't flower year round, and I don't know if anyone grows them for flowers. I would just
    look for unsold houses or vacant lots. You need a bunch to make any kind of flavor impact, so
    it is going ...

  • Posted in thread: 2011 AHA NHC - whatcha got? on 05-06-2011 at 11:22 PM
    Look, thanks to any judges who volunteered in Saratoga Springs. But there is no denying it has
    been a epic fail. Since some of the entry fee is to cover later rounds, the AHA should give 50%
    refunds t...

  • Posted in thread: pH change from protein to sacc rest on 04-29-2011 at 11:20 PM
    Thanks for the guesses. It is kind of cool to have seen something weird. I won't be able to
    replicate it, because the recipe was such a PIA on my present equipment that I won't be doing
    it again LOLOn...

  • Posted in thread: amber gone wrong... on 04-29-2011 at 02:17 PM
    brew days when i had broken another hydrometer and just said f*%k it; will check it in a couple
    of days when i get a new one.Been there. Time to switch to a refractometer. Haven't used or
    broke a hydr...

  • Posted in thread: im very new to mead and i need some help on 04-29-2011 at 11:35 AM
    pour 5 gallons of distilled into fermenterpour 12lbs honey in, ill more then likely use
    wildflowerstir till all is dissolved This can be very tough and a real PIA. I would do it in
    smaller batches whe...

  • Posted in thread: amber gone wrong... on 04-29-2011 at 01:49 AM
    -given that out of my last four batches, which were all ground exactly the same, is it possible
    that the lhbs just has grains that were un-fresh enough to cause this?I doubt freshness is a
    problem. Ho...

  • Posted in thread: First all grain efficiency issues on 04-29-2011 at 01:43 AM
    Knowing how to hit your temp. with your set up is just something that takes some practice. You
    can try pre-heating the tun; or put your water in 3-4 deg. hotter than your strike temp. If you
    see your ...

  • Posted in thread: pH change from protein to sacc rest on 04-28-2011 at 09:34 PM
    Can you say what water you used and what you did to it? This is not for me but so others can
    help better. IIRC AJ has mentioned that pH 'creep' can happen when using sauermalz/lactic and
    I've seen it ...

  • Posted in thread: pH change from protein to sacc rest on 04-28-2011 at 01:16 AM
    I almost always do single infusions and have my water and recipes down to where I know what to
    add (salts and acids) to get to 5.4-5.6 every time. Today, I was doing two batches with protein
    rests sin...

  • Posted in thread: Boil Volume vs IBUs on 04-21-2011 at 02:48 PM
    Why are you mashing? There is nothing to mash that I can see in the recipe.I don't think you
    can lower the batch size without reducing the extract amounts. If you put ~2.5 kg of dry
    extract in 10L, yo...