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  • Posted in thread: Chocolate flavor in beer on 07-18-2014 at 08:12 AM
    I have a recent brew with a prominent chocolate note that is somewhere between a brown and a
    mild porter. The specialty malts used per 5 gallons were:6 oz. amber malt6 oz. pale chocolate2
    oz. roasted ...

  • Posted in thread: Archers Golden Bitter clone on 07-17-2014 at 08:07 AM
    If you are doing a mash then you could potentially lower the target mash temp by a couple
    degrees to compensate for the residual sweetness that will be caused by adding the crystal.
    Your color will be...

  • Posted in thread: alpha acid discrepancy - herkules 6.6 vs 17% on 07-09-2014 at 05:27 PM
    I would suggest finding some super light commercial beer and doing a test with them similar to
    this: do a comparison with some other hop you have laying around. It won't necessarily tell
    you what the...

  • Posted in thread: Galaxy hops on 06-20-2014 at 08:42 AM
    Galaxy Pale (Australian Pale Ale)Original Gravity (OG): 1.048 (P): 11.9Final Gravity (FG):
    1.012 (P): 3.1Alcohol (ABV): 4.72 %Colour (SRM): 5.0 (EBC): 9.9Bitterness (IBU): 48.0
    (Tinseth)8 lbs. 84.21...

  • Posted in thread: Amount of IBUs for bittering addition hops when making an IPA? on 03-10-2014 at 02:53 AM
    The last IPA I made, which I would describe as balanced, had ~20 IBU contribution at 60 minutes
    and another ~20 IBU at 20 minutes.I then added 2.5 oz at flameout and 2.5 in the dry hop for a
    5 gallon ...

  • Posted in thread: Munich/Northern Brewer SMaSH on 02-21-2014 at 04:41 AM
    I have recently made an Alt with NB which had 50% Munich as the base malt and it is solid.The
    hop seems to have a woody spicy flavor. Some say 'mint' but I'm not sure I get that so much. I
    agree that ...

  • Posted in thread: Anise and hops on 12-13-2013 at 01:33 AM
    @zendogWhat size of batch were you adding the anise to?

  • Posted in thread: Anise and hops on 12-12-2013 at 08:53 PM
    I agree that (st)ella can contribute anise notes. I brewed 5 gallons of stout recently and the
    15 minute addition was .5 oz (st)ella and these flavors are definitely present. I've also had
    good succes...

  • Posted in thread: California/Belgian Pale Ale Recipe on 08-26-2013 at 05:43 AM
    I'm not very experienced with many different belgian strains, but to my mind White Labs 530
    (Westmalle, I believe) tastes great paired with some fruity American or especially Aus/NZ hops.
    I think ferm...

  • Posted in thread: Amber Malt Curious on 08-16-2013 at 10:06 PM
    My experience with fawcett's version was that it reminded me of golden grahams breakfast
    cereal. For a malt oriented beer a pound in a 5 gallon batch can be really nice. I'd proceed
    with caution using...