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Posted in thread: earl grey flavor on 10-11-2007 at 08:02 PM
I think an ounce or two at the end of the boil would be noticeable in a five gallon
batch--though it really depends on the amount & type of flavoring hops you use. Lots of people
use orange peel in be...
Posted in thread: earl grey flavor on 10-11-2007 at 05:45 PM
Actually the bergamot in earl grey is not the herb of the same name--it's the extract from a
bitter citrus rind called a bergamot orange. They're italian. I don't know what precisely the
herb tastes l...
Posted in thread: Help me choose my third brew. on 10-10-2007 at 06:06 PM
The stout is roasty, the IPA is hoppy. If you're interested in experimenting with different
kinds of flavors, you could use to try something malty, like a scottish 80 shilling, or maybe a
Posted in thread: Determing the beers life span on 05-25-2007 at 06:25 PM
Most of my middle-gravity beers tend to taste rather stale and astringent after 5 or 6
months--I usually try to keep a few around just to watch 'em die, to learn more about the
process. I think it als...
Posted in thread: What do you think about bottled water? on 05-25-2007 at 04:32 PM
I use the tap for the partial boil, and chilled bottled spring water as well. I've heard that
using distilled water will lead to a flat or bland tasting beers--you need some of those
minerals for the ...
Posted in thread: Farmhouse / Saison on 05-23-2007 at 11:45 AM
I second bonechewer's advice about strisselspalt for the flavoring add. I've brewed two saisons
this spring, one with strisselspalt and one with sorachi ace, and the strisselspalt is spot-on
Posted in thread: another day, another IPA recipe on 05-16-2007 at 08:49 PM
Wow, Alpha King really runs the gamut with the different crystal-type malts--I guess that's
what makes it...complex? Anyway, I might give that a try this summer. Thanks.
Posted in thread: another day, another IPA recipe on 05-15-2007 at 10:54 PM
I'm curious if anyone had any thoughts about this one--particularly my hop selection and
schedule. I'm going for something with a similar body & sweetness to Three Floyd's Alpha King
(which they call ...
Posted in thread: carbing and attentuation question on 05-04-2007 at 09:29 PM
Thanks for the knowledge, folks. I'm guessing that most of my over-carbing issues have been due
to unfinished fermentation, and under-carbing probably due to long aging in the secondary. My