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Posted in thread: First time home brewing need help on 12-10-2013 at 12:16 PM
As has already been stated, pilsners are just about the hardest style to do properly,
especially if you are using extract for the base (extract is invariably darker than an
equivalent all-grain recipe...
Posted in thread: Help me pick my next brew. on 12-10-2013 at 11:31 AM
Given that your first beer was a longer-aging lager, I would go with a quick-aging session beer
such as a bitter, a brown ale, or a mild. The English brown ales (Northern or Southern) are
Posted in thread: first beer you ever brewed? on 12-10-2013 at 07:31 AM
1990, a Bock made from a kit (manufacturer is now long forgotten, at least by me). It wasn't a
bad setup, as it happens; the kit included both unhopped LME and specialty malts, making it
unusual for t...
Posted in thread: DEEESaster on 12-10-2013 at 07:10 AM
There shouldn't be any negative effect; the oldest cappers worked this way, as a matter of
fact. While capping with a hammer would make me a bit nervous about breaking a bottle, if
you've already mana...
Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 12-09-2013 at 11:40 AM
I know I'm really late in mentioning this, but:Zen and the Art of Zymurgy (Zen and the Art of
Archery)The Fermentation-driven Life (Purpose Driven Life)The Wealthy Brewer (The Wealthy
Barber)I can't b...
Posted in thread: Which Brew Kettle would you recommend buying? on 12-02-2013 at 10:14 PM
Two important questions: first, what sort of burner do you mean to use? Anything larger than
about 30 qts is going to present a problem unless you have an exterior burner; stovetop burners
Posted in thread: What can cause excessive head? on 11-26-2013 at 01:19 PM
Dating someone with an oral fixation?Someone points a mirror in my direction Who, me? :D
Posted in thread: Used whirlfloc with disasterous results. on 11-23-2013 at 02:51 PM
Point taken. I didn't think it would be a significant factor in darker beers, but if Yooper
says it is worth it, I think I should listen.
Posted in thread: Hop spider love on 11-23-2013 at 01:42 PM
I totally thought it said "hot spider love" when I clicked on it. Wasn't sure what to
expect.I'm guessing that a Google search on that phrase (with the filters off) would find a
dozen or more pages of...
Posted in thread: Used whirlfloc with disasterous results. on 11-23-2013 at 09:27 AM
True, but my point is that there's little reason to use it in darker beers.