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  • Colorado
  • Been brewing for 4 years since the age of 19 when a buddy pulled me into the hobby.
  • Oatmeal Stout
    Export Stout
    Chocolate Porter
    American Red (Heavy on Hops)
  • Single Hop Pale Ale
  • IPA
  • Male
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  • Posted in thread: Aging effects on IPA's on 03-06-2012 at 06:48 PM
    1) As soon as you can2) As time passes, the bright hop character that defines an IPA fades. I
    would try to drink it all well before 3 months, although it would probably still at least
    resemble an IPA ...

  • Posted in thread: Should this be hoppy? on 03-02-2012 at 09:17 PM
    2# of crystal in 12 gallons is not a lot and I doubt that is the issue. I use more than that in
    my APAs and IPAs on a regular basis.The thing is that his OG, Recipe, and Batch size aren't
    lining up. 2...

  • Posted in thread: Should this be hoppy? on 03-02-2012 at 05:56 PM
    My guess is that the balance of the beer is off. Decrease your crystal quantity a touch to make
    the beer less sweet and drier, and you'll end up with a much more hop-forward beer. If you
    wanted to kee...

  • Posted in thread: agave nectar in cerveza on 04-17-2011 at 11:34 PM
    I make a damned good blonde with 25% raw agave nectar- it doesn't much change the color, but it
    certainly adds a unique flavor. I add it at flameout and stir it in before i begin cooling the
    wort. Use...

  • Posted in thread: Used liquor barrels on 04-07-2011 at 05:58 PM
    Sorry to keep cluttering up this thread, but I kegged my first beer off of the barrel, and I
    wanted to share my experiences. I figure more people are looking here than anywhere else.I
    brewed a very cl...

  • Posted in thread: Falconer's Flight 1.00/oz on 03-20-2011 at 06:27 PM
    my brew that I did with these hops is finally out and drinking great!Used nothing but this hop
    in a american red ale (that of course I made 8%). 148 IBU calculated with the Tinseth method,
    all distrib...

  • Posted in thread: Used liquor barrels on 03-20-2011 at 04:33 AM
    mine had a very little bit of residual liquor in it, but smelled incredibly of rum. I added
    about 1-2 cups of rum to it to keep it sanitized and plan to fill it with an old ale I'll be
    brewing next we...

  • Posted in thread: Used liquor barrels on 03-19-2011 at 10:26 PM
    @Virant- GREAT info man thanks so much. Quick question though. These barrels have been recently
    dumped, so Im guessing when we receive them they'll be empty. By what your buddy said, do you
    think it w...

  • Posted in thread: Used liquor barrels on 03-18-2011 at 10:54 PM
    I asked the same question of a professional brewer buddy of mine who works exclusively in
    barrels. Here's the response I got:"OK, so your starting off with a "clean" barrel as it still
    has spirit in i...

  • Posted in thread: How can I get a Red color to my beer? on 04-08-2010 at 02:08 AM
    40L and 80L Crystal with some 30L Munich makes a beautiful red color.