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  • Posted in thread: How to get fruity notes in your beer? on 07-27-2014 at 04:31 PM
    Yeast strain, fermentation temperature, pitching rate, and yeast health (including aeration and
    available nutrients) are the factors that I've noticed which will impact the presence of
    fruitiness to t...

  • Posted in thread: Cold crashing before dry hopping on 07-27-2014 at 04:08 PM
    Thanks for the help, what's the best temperature for the dry hopping? Any benefit to cold
    conditioning the bottles after dry hopping?I just dry hop at room temperature. For me that
    could be anywhere f...

  • Posted in thread: Cold crashing before dry hopping on 07-27-2014 at 08:36 AM
    What are your intentions for cold crashing in the first place? You said that you want to keep
    the "wheat beer characteristics" which suggests to me you want it to be a bit hazy. Is this
    correct? If so...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone else not like eating while drinking? on 07-25-2014 at 04:55 AM
    Meh, depends on the beer and the food. I probably won't want to drink a barleywine or a RIS or
    IIPA with a meal.But "lighter" beers to me tend to go well with just about any meal. Pilsner,
    kolsch, hef...

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  • Posted in thread: Let's see your Brewery-porn on 07-21-2014 at 12:12 PM
    Neat setup! While I am just starting, I noticed a number of people have Blichmann equipment. Or
    something from them, are they held in high regard in home brewing?They could be considered high
    end. Peo...

  • Posted in thread: Let's see your Brewery-porn on 07-21-2014 at 02:44 AM
    I have a pretty simple setup. I use a rectangle cooler for my mash tun, my kettle is the
    Blichmann showed, and the smaller pot below it sometimes holds my sparge water. I have another
    cylindrical cool...

  • Posted in thread: How much does your grain sack weigh? on 07-19-2014 at 04:02 PM
    I used to order grain in specific amounts pertaining to the recipe I was going to brew, or I
    would order recipe kits. Another thread that I read suggested that I buy bags of grain in order
    to save mon...

  • Posted in thread: Serving temperature on 07-17-2014 at 09:19 PM
    Honestly I find serving temperatures to be a bit of a joke. Most average people probably don't
    have a dedicated refrigerator for beer. Are these people taking beers out of the fridge and
    setting them ...

  • Posted in thread: Learned something new today on 07-17-2014 at 08:50 PM
    Basically what I'm saying is, the metal on the burner is still frickin hot. Take your pot or
    kettle off the burner while you are cooling your wortI get that you probably want to take the
    pot off the b...

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