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Posted in thread: Brewing with mint on 07-08-2007 at 04:52 AM
I brewed an extract "Golden Ale" and boiled a big handful of fresh mint in with my wort as if
it were hops. I used no hops in the boil in hopes the mint would "come through" in the flavors.
Posted in thread: New AG Brewer with ?'s on 06-04-2007 at 08:53 PM
Order a copy of "How to Brew" by John Palmer and buy a copy of Promash or Beersmith (my
preferred choice) for the computer. Both are wonderful additions to my beermaking process in
terms of rememberin...
Posted in thread: Most overrated high priced beers on 06-04-2007 at 08:49 PM
Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite.....they're over-marketed, over-rated in the volumes in which they
sell and priced too high for the quality of drink you chug.Save your money and drink PBR, Beast
Lite or B...
Posted in thread: Visiting Duck/Nags Head Area NC. Any breweries? on 06-04-2007 at 08:45 PM
I visited a brewery/restaurant at Kill Devil Hills a year or so back. It wasn't too far from
the Wright Bros. Memorial Park. It's located on the main stretch of highway that runs North and
South on th...
Posted in thread: Peppermint Pale Ale on 09-13-2006 at 08:21 PM
I actually used mint in lieu of hops once in a generic Golden Ale extract brew from AHS (they
mailed the wrong recipe). It did nothing for the flavor of the ale, period. In fact, I wound up
Posted in thread: Poor Richard's Ale on 07-17-2006 at 09:39 AM
I'm brewing the Poor Richard's on Monday (7/17/06) and hope it turns out as well as the
recommendation in this posting. So far, I'm batting 1.000 because the Caramel Cream Ale that
everyone raves abou...
Posted in thread: Austin's New Shipping Policy on 07-16-2006 at 04:40 PM
It's still a good deal if you don't have a decent homebrew shop within 20 miles or so. I used
to rely on Austin Homebrew extensively because they, via Internet, were the supplier around
IMO.I think th...
Posted in thread: Boom-Boom vanilla overpowering? on 06-24-2006 at 01:58 PM
The vanilla "influence" definitely diminishes over the weeks and really balances nicely.
Posted in thread: Pitching New Yeast Prior to Bottling on 06-23-2006 at 12:20 PM
I used one of the Wyeast smack packs that says "create a starter" a few days before brewing. Of
course, I grabbed it off the shelf for brewing the same day.It's bottling time and I'm
wondering if I sh...
Posted in thread: pellet vs. whole on 06-14-2006 at 06:08 PM
One lesson I learned is how much wort gets absorbed by whole leaf hops. They're easier to
strain out after the boil, but BOY you're losing some worty-goodness.However, I only regret is
not starting my...