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  • Posted in thread: Why is my beer too dry? on 02-26-2013 at 07:53 AM
    I have to ask -- have you actually tried a short mash? I was dubious until a pro told me my
    beers were thin and dry. His suggestion was a shorter mash. Problem solved. It is not unusual
    for pros to ma...

  • Posted in thread: Why is my beer too dry? on 02-26-2013 at 03:26 AM
    Mash for a shorter time. I see you're at 70 and 80 minutes. Try mashing for just 30 or 40

  • Posted in thread: How long to let the hops rest? on 02-24-2013 at 05:03 AM
    To my knowledge the pros don't chill their wort when they whirlpool. I've heard of some
    breweries whirlpooling for 40 minutes or longer.

  • Posted in thread: Crummy Head retention and lacing! on 02-21-2013 at 06:57 PM
    Much much flaked oats did you use? How much wheat?

  • Posted in thread: Gelatin Finings? on 02-21-2013 at 05:39 PM
    There have been many, many posts about gelatin on HBT. Do a search and you'll get all of your
    answers.It works very well if you do it properly. Prepare the gelatin like you would if you
    were using it ...

  • Posted in thread: Making Traditional rice Wine. Cheap, Fun, and Different on 02-14-2013 at 11:19 PM
    I made a batch with 4.5 cups of sweet rice and I have had no luck with it juicing out yet after
    more than a week in the container.It smells boozy and yeasty, but there's no liquid.I didn't
    steam it bu...

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone want to contribute original recipes to a beginner's homebrewing manual? on 02-13-2013 at 05:23 AM
    But YOU'RE going to make money from the book, right? So we'd be doing a good deal of the work
    on it so YOU can make money, for free.....I don't think so.....My recipes are on here for FREE
    for people....

  • Posted in thread: Acetaldehyde? on 02-12-2013 at 05:11 PM
    Acetelaldehyde tastes like apples. Really bad cases can taste like apple cider. If it's really
    bad I don't think it will go away, but in my experience, a faint taste will recede with an
    extended cold ...

  • Posted in thread: Advice on best ways to control my mash (LONG) on 02-06-2013 at 09:01 PM
    I guess I always have to scratch my head when small-batch brewers make a stink about
    efficiency. Efficiency matters if you're brewing 15bbl batches and need to maximize efficiency
    for your budget's sa...

  • Posted in thread: Guide to Making a Frozen Yeast Bank on 02-03-2013 at 02:24 AM
    Pardon me if this has been brought up before, but can this method be used for preserving
    Lactobacillus?Edit: I probably should have googled this prior to asking here. A quick search
    shows yes, you can...