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  • Posted in thread: Trade Pictures! on 07-24-2014 at 08:32 PM
    So as I was putting away those beers, the first of two boxes from a long anticipated trade
    arrived. Aside from the Olde Hickory gems, there are a bunch of homebrews:scuppernong saison, a
    house saison,...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast PC July -Sept 2014 - Sourpalooza on 06-27-2014 at 03:18 PM
    Lacto looks interesting, but I think wyeast's normal strain is more hop tolerant than credited,
    or at least it can develop hop tolerance.On the downside, this is when they're supposed to
    release 3726!

  • Posted in thread: Sourdough to make sour beer? on 06-25-2014 at 04:28 PM
    Almanac release a sourdough ale commercially. They're available online from a number of
    places.Although it's likely to be lactobacillus, without doing some lab work there's no way of
    knowing exactly w...

  • Posted in thread: Brett L starter tastes sour!!! on 05-05-2014 at 10:14 PM
    Some brett strains will make noticeable acid when continually aerated.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone use ECY20 before? on 04-18-2014 at 02:21 AM
    How long it takes to 'sour' isn't important. How long it takes to reach maturity is. Plan on
    waiting at least 12 months. I've got two ECY20 beers. I thought the first one was pretty
    pedestrian at the ...

  • Posted in thread: Brett B Trois - Paint thinner on 04-18-2014 at 02:16 AM
    Is ethyl acetate more or less common in underpitched brett beers or mixed culture sour
    beers?I'd file this in the 'anyone who gives a definitive answer is full of crap' category. I'd
    guess it's more c...

  • Posted in thread: BJCP Category for Carbonated Lamic on 04-12-2014 at 08:56 PM
    I am aware of the judging process. I am Certified (just waiting to take the written to make
    National should the test ever be made available). Even with the guidelines right in front of
    them the majori...

  • Posted in thread: BJCP Category for Carbonated Lamic on 04-09-2014 at 07:14 PM
    The current state of BJCP judging is pretty poor if you ask me. The lack of test availability
    means fewer people are even studying and the majority of judges at any competition are very
    inexperienced ...

  • Posted in thread: Witbier dropping clear..... on 04-06-2014 at 12:34 PM
    Too late now, but next time you can give instructions to roll the bottle before pouring in the
    comments. Haze stability is complicated. Stan Heironymous's Brewin with Wheat is a good

  • Posted in thread: Ned Flanders brown. on 04-03-2014 at 09:19 PM
    The white labs blends have very low cell counts. Just wait it out or some people would add
    US-05 or another neutral yeast.

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