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Posted in thread: Brat Brew on 08-26-2010 at 02:18 PM
I think the beer does add flavor, especially if you use a stronger beer with some actual flavor
(aka, not BMC "beer can" beer). My personal favorite is to use a richer dark beer such as stout
Posted in thread: rye viscosity on 07-26-2010 at 02:43 PM
You can do a Beta glucan rest which is supposed to help make the lauter easier and cut the body
of a heavily rye beer. this was on my list for next time....I really liked the beer, but it
was like d...
Posted in thread: Amarillo Hops - recipe help please on 07-26-2010 at 02:40 PM
amarillo is a nice, mellow mango-ish counterpoint to the pine/citrus harshness of chinook. I
use that combination a lot in IPA's (for late additions and dry-hopping especially).....you can
pair it wit...
Posted in thread: rye viscosity on 07-26-2010 at 02:35 PM
anyone who has ever tangled with a roggenbier will tell you: rye makes for thick, chewy beer.
In fact, I foud it to be overkill at 35% of the recipe. the flavor was great but the body was
Posted in thread: How much zest? (AG Hefe) on 07-18-2010 at 05:29 AM
I've been bucking the traditional wheat/pils/bittering hops/yeast hefe idea this summer and my
experiments have turned out great so far....I personally think I may always use
cascade/amarillo for hefe...
Posted in thread: best way to add fruit on 07-18-2010 at 05:20 AM
I just made a rasberry wheat and I simply crushed and added the rasberries right to the
primary...mostly because I'm lazy in the summer heat. It smells delicious and I'll be bottling
next week or so. ...
Posted in thread: do you need more priming sugar for big beers? on 07-17-2010 at 08:10 PM
I have noticed in Brewing classic styles that the recommended levels of priming sugar go up for
the really big beers. Do I need to plan for more priming sugar when bottling an RIS or
Barleywine? why i...
Posted in thread: Need help diagnosing a 1 dimensional IPA on 07-11-2010 at 07:15 PM
Yeah, my brewing schedule is really long. Most of my beers, I do a 21 day primary and then
bottle condition for 2-3 weeks. For the IPA, I added a 14 secondary to dry hop it as well. So
that's a 2 mont...
Posted in thread: Need help diagnosing a 1 dimensional IPA on 07-11-2010 at 02:58 PM
Dryness isn't so much an issue. Although I don't bother measuring gravity, the beer mouthfeel
was perfect. Not too sweet and not bone dry either.I'm wondering if age is also an issue. I
started this b...
Posted in thread: Hops suggestion for American Wheat on 07-07-2010 at 03:14 PM
I just brewed 10 gallons of all amarillo am-wheat (wheat/pale malt -50/50) and am fermenting
half with german weizen yeast and half w/ kolsch yeast, the latter being transferred over a
bunch of rasber...