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  • Posted in thread: Double IPAs: importance of all-grain vs extract on 02-06-2016 at 08:04 PM
    Zombie thread revival! I just wanted to say that I take it back....I believe the issue I had
    with this beer, which I have had in a few IPAs that I have brewed since, is not related to
    extract or all-g...

  • Posted in thread: Got my first medal...but my hoppy beers suck on 02-06-2016 at 07:57 PM
    Hmmmm. Yeah, Due to the fact that you're building your water from RO and you seem to have a
    handle on pH and water chemistry, I'm doubting it's really astringency, as that usually has to
    do with pH is...

  • Posted in thread: Got my first medal...but my hoppy beers suck on 02-06-2016 at 04:56 PM
    Thanks Yooper! Big fan of your wisdom and experience here. I think I am definitely leaning
    towards reducing the sulfate significantly.303Dan - I like a pretty firm bitterness, but
    comments on the scor...

  • Posted in thread: Got my first medal...but my hoppy beers suck on 02-06-2016 at 05:06 AM
    Thanks, cshamilton!

  • Posted in thread: Got my first medal...but my hoppy beers suck on 02-06-2016 at 04:42 AM
    Yeah, that's the other thing I have been thinking of experimenting with: water. Did you make a
    change that really helped? Here's the water profile I used on brew day:

  • Posted in thread: Got my first medal...but my hoppy beers suck on 02-06-2016 at 04:39 AM
    Good thoughts. I did brew a test batch of this beer, but mashed ridiculously high (160) to see
    if the beer just needed more body. It definitely helped - maybe 20-30% less harsh, but not
    totally cured....

  • Posted in thread: Got my first medal...but my hoppy beers suck on 02-06-2016 at 04:11 AM
    Was grateful to receive my first medal (silver) recently for a Helles, based on Jamil's Brewing
    Classic Styles recipe. Pilsners and other lagers have also come out very tasty. Low-hopped
    beers in gene...

  • Posted in thread: Starting House Yeast Bank on 01-29-2016 at 07:55 PM
    Or you could ferment with the full pack, and then reuse the yeast cake for your bank. You don't
    need to do a separate starter.I like this idea too. You could brew up a bitter, pale ale, cream
    ale, or ...

  • Posted in thread: Hops flavor: lack of experience/knowledge to troubleshoot, please advice on 01-27-2016 at 01:58 PM
    Something about home brewing that I love is experimentation. What would you say to letting the
    beer stay in primary for a couple more weeks to fully mature, then rack maybe 1 gal of it into
    a small gl...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1187 Ringwood Ale on 09-02-2015 at 03:14 AM
    I have used 1187 a handful of times (a couple of IPAs in there), and really enjoyed the
    resulting beers. I generally use a long primary (4-5 weeks), which probably takes care of any
    diacetyl.

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