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  • Posted in thread: Salal Wine on 11-04-2013 at 07:24 AM
    I can't say I liked it. It was thick, too many berries maybe. I don't even know how to describe
    the taste - but it was hard getting it out of your mouth. Nobody I had taste it liked it.I
    wouldn't let ...

  • Posted in thread: My first all grain brew! on 10-27-2013 at 05:05 PM
    Good OG for a hefe ...that puts you at 1.051 corrected for temp.

  • Posted in thread: Off Flavor in IPAs on 10-23-2013 at 04:12 AM
    What type of boiling pot/kettle are you using and have you thought of trying a different pot?

  • Posted in thread: Unfortunate Confirmation... on 10-20-2013 at 05:21 PM
    A good overall resource is: ...go to Harvest Time (pg 29) concerning when to harvest.I like
    to look at the hops to test. 1. Take a hop, squeeze it and it should spring back into shape
    immediately. 2...

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 10-20-2013 at 05:53 AM
    Digging holes in my front yard looking for the plastic water pipe. Like a gopher hunting for
    the white whale.

  • Posted in thread: My first all grain brew! on 10-19-2013 at 04:55 PM
    Also what was your OG and FG readings? And the temp of your mash?

  • Posted in thread: My first all grain brew! on 10-19-2013 at 04:51 PM
    IMHO hefeweizen are not an aging beer. They are best young.Your grain bill looks ok although
    I've never tried Weyerman Abbey malt. I usually use a Munich malt. Your hopping is a bit high
    but not probl...

  • Posted in thread: Why not more interest in 10 gallon batches? on 10-18-2013 at 05:10 AM
    I do 3 gallon batches into 2.5 g corneys, and have zero interest in going bigger.I agree. In
    addition I have a bit of variety. Love those 2.5 gallon kegs

  • Posted in thread: Unfortunate Confirmation... on 10-17-2013 at 04:53 AM
    The aroma is very good, the flavor is like a grassy bouquet of flowers, and there is very very
    little bitterness. It's basically undrinkable. .I wonder, grassy-ness and low bitterness is
    usually an in...

  • Posted in thread: What do you buy in bulk? on 10-16-2013 at 10:35 PM
    2-row ...everything else I get as I need.

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