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  • Posted in thread: Neglected to add sugar. Is it ruined? on 11-19-2013 at 01:58 PM
    Is it ruined? Absolutely not. It will still be beer, just have a lower % alcohol. You can also
    try what BigFloyd suggests, but either way, it's not ruined.

  • Posted in thread: why do all my beers seem tangy in the after taste? on 07-17-2013 at 06:43 PM
    I agree with others that it could be your water. I had a similar problem with all my all grains
    having a funny aftertaste. I installed an RO water system and added salts per the water primer.
    Made a w...

  • Posted in thread: batch VS. Fly sparge on 12-05-2012 at 02:12 PM
    I'd look into the grain crush. It always seems to be the culprit for low efficiency. I had
    crushed grain from two different LHBS's and two online retailers and all had efficiency in the
    low 60's. Got ...

  • Posted in thread: Fairfax County, VA water on 09-25-2012 at 04:27 PM
    I've been using straight up Fairfax CO tap since I switched to all grain. For most beers, it's
    been fine. However, there are some brews that seem to have an off flavor that I think may be
    due to the w...

  • Posted in thread: Too early for pumpkin ales? on 08-31-2012 at 03:06 PM
    It's still flipping August, and there are pumpkin beers on the shelves.It's only flipping
    August until midnight. In my mind, once August ends (and football season starts), it's time for
    fall beers. I ...

  • Posted in thread: Pumkin Ale on 08-31-2012 at 02:34 PM
    Just use a grain bag (or any large fine mesh bag) and do a partial mash with the 2-row,
    specialty grains and baked pumpkin. I've done this twice before switching to all grain and they
    both came out gr...

  • Posted in thread: Tell me about pumkin ale on 08-31-2012 at 02:29 PM
    Last year I did partial mash and this year's all grain is just in the keg, so I can't comment
    too much. You want the high mash temp to keep some residual sweetness to compliment the pumpkin
    spices. I ...

  • Posted in thread: Tell me about pumkin ale on 08-28-2012 at 03:11 PM
    I just wanted to confirm this mash temp (156) as I have only gone as high as 154 for my Milds
    and Fat Tire Clone..DPBLast year I did partial mash and this year's all grain is just in the
    keg, so I can...

  • Posted in thread: Tell me about pumkin ale on 08-28-2012 at 02:11 PM
    I brewed this twice last year and once so far this year (just kegged). Everyone loves it. It's
    very similar to Dogfishhead's Punkin' ale. Perfectly balanced spices and a good amount of malty
    sweetness...

  • Posted in thread: My IPA recipe: Opinions wanted. on 08-28-2012 at 01:56 PM
    That's a lot of hop varieties going there. Some of the best IPA's I've had kept the varities on
    the simple side so you could really bring out the hop characteristics that you're looking for.I
    agree. I...

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