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Posted in thread: Hop flavor vs. aroma ???? on 02-24-2014 at 04:31 PM
The sense of taste and of smell are closely linked. Without visual or olfactory information,
it's difficult to tell the difference between the taste of an apple and that of an onion.Hop
flavor tends t...
Posted in thread: not carbonating on 02-24-2014 at 01:49 AM
There are tons of reasons.Did you remember to add the priming sugar (Once, I got six bottles
into the bottling before remembering that I hadn't)? Did you add too little? Is the ABV
unusually high? Did...
Posted in thread: Swartzbier Recipe Input Appreciated on 02-22-2014 at 10:36 PM
Now that I look at it again, I notice 1.5 ounces of Carafa, rather than 1.5 pounds (which is
what I had mistakenly read earlier). In that case, I'd go up (maybe 6-12 ounces), rather than
Posted in thread: Swartzbier Recipe Input Appreciated on 02-21-2014 at 04:28 AM
You have an acre of Carafa in there. By contrast, BarleyWater's gold-medal-winning May the
Schwarz-bier With You has 1 lb. total of dark, roasted grain (chocolate, Carafa III, and
roasted barley). You...
Posted in thread: Tripel finished high, well it started high as well on 02-17-2014 at 12:06 AM
The Mrmalty pitching calculator says that you should use 2 pkgs of yeast to make a 2.25 L
starter for an ale as big as yours. WLP 530 is the same yeast as Wyeast 3787, so it probably
dropped it as far...
Posted in thread: Tripel finished high, well it started high as well on 02-16-2014 at 09:56 PM
You might have, but not necessarily. I ran it through Brewer's Friend and got the result that
you got 77% attenuation and reached 9.5% ABV. That's pretty good performance from most
yeasts.Did you chec...
Posted in thread: Need a recipe DARK LAGER on 02-12-2014 at 03:46 PM
I always* use a secondary for the lagering phase.*Always = twiceScinerd3000's Uncle Crunkel's
Munich Dunkel has gotten good reviews. BarleyWater's May the Schwarz-bier With You, too. It has
Posted in thread: advice on slightly modifying a BB IIPA kit on 02-08-2014 at 08:19 PM
I've had a few students brew this kit, and it turns out a good beer. You could run the whole
thing through a calculator, like Brewer's Friend to see what you get.If you want to add
Posted in thread: Black India Saison?? on 02-07-2014 at 03:30 PM
Step mash - If you are concerned about the modification of your malt, then this should be fine.
Alternatively, you could use a decoction schedule (I like the Schmitz mash).Yeast - The French
Posted in thread: New to brewing? 10 Key Points to Making Great Beers on 02-07-2014 at 03:17 PM
The carbon dioxide liner thing in 2 is nonsense. Despite being more dense than oxygen, you
cannot create a protective "cap" with carbon dioxide in a homebrewing vessel on a bottling
timescale. The CO2...