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Posted in thread: 2 most important things you learned/wish you knew on 11-22-2015 at 03:22 AM
When it comes to sanitation, there are no shortcuts.
Posted in thread: Astringent Off-flavor on 11-12-2015 at 10:53 PM
Renaveg:I wouldn't hesitate to throw the bleach bomb. I've been brewing a long time, and I was
pretty sure my sanitation procedures were up to speed.But when I did a "fresh eyes" review I
Posted in thread: Astringent Off-flavor on 11-12-2015 at 01:31 AM
Your situation sounds almost exactly like what I went through a couple of months ago. I ended
up dumping out over 20 gallons of beer that has that "astringency". Mine was sanitation and I
know you hav...
Posted in thread: Almost made me cry..... on 10-04-2015 at 02:41 AM
Thanks to all for your kind remarks. I was a little hesitant to post my findings, but I've
gotten so much from this forum over the years that I felt I needed to use my misfortune so that
others might ...
Posted in thread: Almost made me cry..... on 10-03-2015 at 03:18 PM
Dumping out four (4) five gallon kegs of beer! That's right, twenty gallons of home brew down
the drain. Two kegs of Oatmeal Stout, and two kegs of Centennial Pale Ale. I've been brewing
all grain for...
Posted in thread: Help me autopsy my stout. on 07-26-2015 at 01:06 PM
Thanks to everyone that's offered opinions. I took a half a cup of oats, and toasted them under
the broiler in the oven. Just as I had for the actual batch. I then ground up the oats, added
some hot w...
Posted in thread: Help me autopsy my stout. on 07-25-2015 at 04:33 PM
Thanks Quaker. The gravities were all where I would expect, I don't have the brew sheets here
to refer to, but they were within specs.The first mash was too thin, and if I could do it over,
I would ha...
Posted in thread: Grain Storage on 07-25-2015 at 02:30 PM
I would consider putting out some type of rodent control if you're going to store grains in
your garage. It seems like no matter how careful your are there will always be enough spilled
grain to attra...
Posted in thread: Help me autopsy my stout. on 07-25-2015 at 02:23 PM
JonM:What's your opinion on the split mash issue? I've made this recipe several times in the
past, with out this flavor issue. This flavor won't go away with time. Thanks.
Posted in thread: Help me autopsy my stout. on 07-25-2015 at 01:53 PM
I have ten gallons of oatmeal stout that is undrinkable. See my post in General "Oatmeal Stout
Rescue". It was brewed three weeks ago. I've kegged one carboy, chilled and hit it with CO2 and
the off f...