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  • Posted in thread: 3.3 #'s of lme = X #'s of dme? on 04-25-2008 at 03:14 PM
    My recollection is that LME is 20% water. So you would need 0.8 * #s of LME in DME. So that
    would be 2.64 #s.That's a hazy recollection, though...I could be wrong.

  • Posted in thread: Checking f.g. on 04-24-2008 at 06:59 PM
    John Palmer's chapter on the subjectI'd recommend reading the whole's great reading.

  • Posted in thread: help! i need info on honey for priming!! on 04-23-2008 at 12:35 PM
    My recollection is that John Palmer's book recommends diluting the honey with water and taking
    a gravity reading to determine the sugar content. This will allow you to hit fairy close to
    your target c...

  • Posted in thread: Stinky First batch on 04-22-2008 at 12:29 PM
    I'm pretty new at this, so I apologize in advance if this is ignorant, but: a pilsner kit?
    Doesn't a pilsner need to be lagered? My understanding is that lager yeast, if not properly
    lagered, produces...

  • Posted in thread: Aging on 04-21-2008 at 12:51 PM
    Depending on your definition of "sour", that taste could also be tannins from grains steeped at
    too high a temperature. Alternately, it could just be green -- my first brew had a harsh flavor
    that I c...

  • Posted in thread: BMC in a brewpub, WTF? on 04-16-2008 at 01:13 PM
    I took my BIL to Smokey Mountain Brewery in Gatlinburg TN and he ordered a Bud Light. The
    waiter started to say something, but I cut in. I said, instead of ordering off of the menu, why
    don't you ask ...

  • Posted in thread: Fantasy Ales and Beers on 04-14-2008 at 12:52 PM
    I'm actually re-reading the Dune books right now. I haven't read them since high school, and
    lets face it: back then I was usually pretty stoned.:cross: I'll probably get a little more out
    of the book...

  • Posted in thread: BMC in a brewpub, WTF? on 04-14-2008 at 12:47 PM
    Drink what you like. That applies to me, SWMBO, the guy down the bar, and somebody I don't know
    three states to the east. That means, if somebody likes BMC (and face it, a lot of people do),
    then that...

  • Posted in thread: Fantasy Ales and Beers on 04-11-2008 at 12:08 PM
    One day, I would like to tackle Spice Beer from Dune. From the description in the books, it
    should be deceptively strong, and taste predominantly of cinnamon. I'm thinking Belgian...

  • Posted in thread: Please help me design a recipe with these..... on 04-08-2008 at 10:50 AM
    I have not yet tackled a lager, so I can't help you there, but you could attempt a California
    Common ale, which uses lager yeast at ale temperatures. John Palmer has a recipe for one
    here.It looks lik...