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Posted in thread: yeast reccomendation on 05-30-2012 at 07:18 PM
Why all the hate on liquid yeast products for hoppy beers? The recipe looks something like it
would turn out an American Brown, or Hopped up English Brown ale. If you want to go for a
cleaner and drie...
Posted in thread: General Keg Questions on 05-30-2012 at 07:04 PM
You would most likely need to buy new hoses and disconnects to get the kegerator that comes
with the half barrel to dispense beer from a 5 gallon ball or pin lock keg. Hoses and
disconnects are genera...
Posted in thread: April Fool's beer on 03-09-2012 at 05:49 PM
Force carb some water with a touch of yellow food coloring, bottle, and serve. Then wax poetic
about how it's the best beer you've ever made, and how you can't wait for them to try it and
tell you wha...
Posted in thread: Help with Tripel recipie! on 02-16-2012 at 07:55 PM
First off, I applaud your efforts for jumping into all-grain head first. While a Belgian Tripel
is going to be a difficult beer to pull off even if you have your process down, let me throw
out a few t...
Posted in thread: Small beer yeast question on 02-12-2012 at 02:09 PM
It is possible to over pitch, a topic which has been discussed at length on the forums. In this
case a full packet probably wouldn't hurt, but from what I understand yeast reproduction and
Posted in thread: Forgot Campden on 01-19-2012 at 07:29 PM
eh, I don't know if it's really worth it. If you have chloramine in your water, then maybe it's
worth a shot. However, if you're doing a full boil all-grain, the chlorine should volatilize
off during ...
Posted in thread: may have mixed up my yeast on 01-13-2012 at 03:03 PM
What was the belgian strain you were using? If you take a whiff of the starters you made, or
even taste them, you should be able to reasonably tell which yeast is which. If you can't tell
Posted in thread: Belgium IPA extract recipes on 01-09-2012 at 01:45 PM
I am not sure about converting to extract, but I have a Belgian IPA in bottles right now that
is pretty fantastic. In place of the Pilsner malt you could probably just use Extra Light DME
to get the r...
Posted in thread: Baltimore-area LHBS vs. online shopping on 12-01-2011 at 02:22 PM
I am going to second the recommendation for Maryland Homebrew over in Columbia, MD. They have a
huge selection of specialty malts, and sell their hops in vacuum sealed packs. The Flying
Barrel in Fred...
Posted in thread: How do you determine your next brew? on 10-24-2011 at 02:11 PM
I like to pick a yeast and use it in consecutive brews with progressively higher ABV% or IBUs
until the yeast reaches a beer from which there will be no return. For example, WY3787 was
first used in a...