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Posted in thread: Recipe Critique Tripel on 06-18-2012 at 12:22 AM
I'm also a fan of 3787, but that's partly *because* it pushes the temperatures up.
Higher-than-normal fermentation temperatures are part of what create the proper Trappist flavor
profiles. Don't let i...
Posted in thread: Belgium triple ale recipe on 06-13-2012 at 08:29 PM
Yes. Pils malt, 10-25% table sugar, and no other grains. OG 1.075-1.085, Saaz hops at 60' and
20'-40' (not much of them in the later addition), BU:GU .25-.45, Wyeast 3787, ferment warm (75F
or more) f...
Posted in thread: Need a Cider recipe on 06-09-2012 at 01:20 PM
The recipe I like to give first-time brewers (and that I make myself from time to time):Take a
one-gallon jug of apple juice from Whole Foods (their house brand, either the Gravenstein
varietal juice ...
Posted in thread: Missing Aroma on 06-07-2012 at 05:05 AM
How old are the hops? At least at my LHBSs, there's not Cascade around that's particularly
recently harvested, and I'd recommend using another fruity American variety instead.
Posted in thread: honeysuckle beer? on 06-07-2012 at 03:02 AM
i appreciate your help. i am however worried that adding alcohol will dry out my beer. im
looking to do a lighter colored beer but don't want to sacrifice body. everything i have read
so far is simila...
Posted in thread: honeysuckle beer? on 06-06-2012 at 08:08 PM
I make a honeysuckle cordial that I find mixes really well with summery beers like cream ale or
American wheat beers. Maybe make a honeysuckle extract (no sweetener, but honeysuckle and
vodka) and add...
Posted in thread: Chili Pepper Beer on 06-05-2012 at 07:11 PM
I make a high-gravity version of a cream ale (aim for about 7.5%, moderate IBUs, and ferment as
clean as you can) as a summer beer. Last year, I put small dried chili peppers in a few of the
Posted in thread: The Most Unconventional Hefeweizen You've Heard of on 06-05-2012 at 06:12 PM
Ahhh, but the OP did say "most unconventional Hefewiesen" ... :pYup. I can't disagree with that
description, even though I personally wouldn't confuse the issue with the H-word.
Posted in thread: The Most Unconventional Hefeweizen You've Heard of on 06-05-2012 at 05:38 PM
My only issue is that so many people pidgeon hole everything based on BJCP, as if THEY created
the styles themselves. When, in fact, a German would look at the beer, see that it is cloudy,
ask if is a...
Posted in thread: The Most Unconventional Hefeweizen You've Heard of on 06-05-2012 at 05:13 PM
Data sheets for Briess Bavarian Wheat LME, the only one listed in their products that I found,
state 65% Malted Wheat and 35% Malted Barley.Ah, yup. I'd thought I remembered it being
something like 60...