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Posted in thread: 1st time brewer on 01-13-2014 at 07:30 PM
+1 on taking notes. Also, one thing that can't be overstated. Don't be discouraged if you crack
one open and it's....OK. It's amazing how different your beer can be after a few more weeks of
Posted in thread: Whats wrong with my beer? on 12-22-2013 at 01:58 PM
I used tap water for my first brew and ended up with the same smells/taste. Although I drink it
and brew coffee with it and don't notice them, it seemed to be enhanced when I brewed beer with
Posted in thread: ESB Quest on 12-20-2013 at 03:59 PM
Is the crystal a British crystal or American? I'm told there's a big difference.What is the
biscuit you are using?Why not use a European late addition hop?Why do you ferment so cold? Does
it help subd...
Posted in thread: ESB Quest on 12-18-2013 at 04:02 PM
I am currently enjoying an ESB recipe I threw together. It's definitely very English. Per
Beersmith it's at 35 IBUs. However, I used Northern Brewer and Willamette so it doesn't have
that citrus punch...
Posted in thread: Beginners All Grain Equipment Question on 12-04-2013 at 10:28 PM
Correct, the vorlauf step is simply opening the valve and collecting the runnings which are
cloudy with bits of husk and grain particles until it runs clear (relatively) then returning it
back to the ...
Posted in thread: Just Brewed My First Batch... A Mexican Cerveza on 12-02-2013 at 08:03 PM
You should look into putting your hops in a bag. This allows you to extract the goodies and
leave the rest of the junk out. And I wouldn't worry too much about your OG....close enough.
Posted in thread: Beginners All Grain Equipment Question on 12-02-2013 at 07:51 PM
Not to steer you away from fly sparging if you're dead set, but batch sparging is another
option....and GENERALLY requires less equipment. I will not go into the merits of one over the
other as there ...
Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Kölsch on 10-21-2013 at 09:57 PM
Ed, I wanted to give credit where credit's due. I scored 3rd place at the Dixie Cup in Houston
with a close rendition of this recipe. Looking forward to seeing the score sheets! Thanks for a
Posted in thread: Beer on 10-11-2013 at 04:53 PM
Regardless of the reason for your....mishap, I would definitely put the rest of the bottles in
a safe place. Somewhere away from people and pets and preferably somewhere that is easily
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Failure on 10-11-2013 at 04:24 PM
I make my yeast starters in 1 gal glass jugs. I put them on the counter and swirl it everytime
I walk by. When I swirl, I do get a good amount of foam that quickly settles out. Although