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Posted in thread: DC Homebrewers/Sam Adams Competition - Great Prizes! on 04-15-2014 at 08:41 PM
Sorry for the late notice, here's a press release regarding a competition DC Homebrewers is
putting on:The third annual Sam Adams/DC Homebrewers Competition provides an opportunity for
Posted in thread: Calling Bergen County Home Brewers! on 05-13-2013 at 11:58 PM
I live in DC and am a member of a club down here, but I grew up in Mahwah. I'll be up the 25th
visiting my parents and I'd definitely be interested in meeting up with you guys!
Posted in thread: Kegged Beer became dark red and weird colored on 10-31-2012 at 12:56 PM
Did the beer taste different too? This just happened to me. It was a spotted cow clone from
Northern Brewer. No signs of ill fermentation, and when I transferred it, it looked and tasted
spot on. I wo...
Posted in thread: Kegged Beer became dark red and weird colored on 09-16-2012 at 10:01 PM
So I was in the middle of moving this month so I had to unplug my kegerator and store my sealed
full kegs in my parents garage for about a month (as sad as it is I decided that my furniture
had to com...
Posted in thread: Caramel Flavor in Pale Ale on 06-22-2012 at 03:19 AM
How many gallons was your boil? If you had a 3 gallon boil, that could cause higher
caramelization than expected. Your grain bill doesn't fit a high caramel flavor profileYeah it
was 3 gallons. I adde...
Posted in thread: Caramel Flavor in Pale Ale on 06-22-2012 at 12:42 AM
The most recent PM batch I just kegged has an overpowering caramel flavor to it. The PM temp I
was aiming for was 151 but I overshot it and mashed at 158. I only mashed 2.5 lbs. of grain so
I didn't t...
Posted in thread: Multiple Contaminated Batches on 03-10-2012 at 01:17 AM
Jet Dry in the dishwasher??No jet dry. Dishwasher is run with just water.
Posted in thread: Multiple Contaminated Batches on 03-10-2012 at 12:56 AM
I guess I can add on (yet another) question. As I said earlier, when I drink the beer I pull
out to do a hydrometer reading before it goes in the bottling bucket (after 3 weeks
fermentation) it tastes...
Posted in thread: Multiple Contaminated Batches on 03-10-2012 at 12:32 AM
Can you explain your process for priming your bottles? Do you use priming sugar or DME? Are you
boiling your priming sugar or DME/water mixture? Is the pot you use to boil your priming sugars
Posted in thread: Multiple Contaminated Batches on 03-10-2012 at 12:06 AM
It very well could be your bottles. If you're using the same bottles from batch to batch you
could have some sort of infection that is carrying over (possibly brettanomyces or another
sour?) If you're...