Last Activity:05-25-2014 1:31 PM
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Posted in thread: Yeast Starter smells like olives on 06-12-2015 at 09:59 PM
I made a starter for my latest IPA using washed US-05 yeast from a previous batch.I noticed the
olive smell, dumped the yeast in anyway, then realized that perhaps I had made a mistake, which
lead me ...
Posted in thread: Glibbidy Schwarzbier on 04-07-2014 at 04:16 AM
Brewed this today. I hit the 1.052 target spot on despite forgetting it's a 90 minute boil and
doing the standard 60. Probably not a big deal but only time will tell. I'll do my best to
remember to po...
Posted in thread: Cat's **** "Bitburger" - Premium Pilsner on 03-16-2014 at 07:31 PM
It turns out all the gunk in the beer was not a bad omen. I tried a sample today after one day
on gas and it's FANTASTIC. I love it when a beer is this good before it's even carbed.Going to
pitch a Sc...
Posted in thread: Cat's **** "Bitburger" - Premium Pilsner on 02-10-2014 at 05:03 AM
Is it normal to have a bunch of tan looking material floating around in the boil? I tried to
sift most of it out but it still has alot in it. Maybe someone else has answered you, I haven't
read the wh...
Posted in thread: Voltairine (Saison, Gold medal 2013 VA Beer Blitz) on 12-09-2013 at 10:03 PM
I find this 101f temperature fermentation fascinating. Every Saison I've tried has fallen
really flat so I may have to try for redemption with this recipe.
Posted in thread: CASK Beer Blitz @ Hampton, VA on 12-08-2013 at 08:40 PM
Maybe I could up my game if there is a good homebrew club in nova? I see Alexandria and
Woodbridge posters on this page of the thread. I'm in falls church near Annandale. Any
Posted in thread: CASK Beer Blitz @ Hampton, VA on 12-08-2013 at 08:38 PM
Nice job! No medal for my Belgian Strong Dark but I'm looking forward to some truly objective
criticism when the score sheets arrive.
Posted in thread: CASK Beer Blitz @ Hampton, VA on 12-08-2013 at 03:07 PM
I entered my first competition beer, a Belgian strong dark I make as a Christmas present to my
friends each year. If it places i will get to modify the label, so I've been refreshing their
Posted in thread: Founder's Double Trouble Clone on 08-28-2013 at 01:45 AM
Ok, I have done a head to head taste test!Overall I think Double Dragon is superior to bottled
Double Trouble, and it's a tie for kegged Double Trouble.I feel like I detect some kind of
staling in the...
Posted in thread: Mike's Double Dragon on 08-28-2013 at 01:33 AM
And for those of you that like to print labels for your bottles or kegs, here is the official
label!144758The booziness I talked about died down a bit after the first few weeks and the beer