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Posted in thread: How to calculate first wort hop IBU's? on 03-07-2014 at 02:01 AM
You'll get slightly more isomerization of alpha with FWH. People debate the quality of the
IBUs, but the science is that more IBUs will make it into the beer (the hops will be hotter
slightly longer t...
Posted in thread: First stab at a Triple IPA on 02-27-2014 at 11:34 AM
This is one that I brewed that was pretty close in flavor to the younger. IMO, the key his
getting the ferment and attenuation right (92% apparent attenuation).
Posted in thread: Help me add malt character/complexity on 02-27-2014 at 10:50 AM
The 40L crystal you have should be giving it some of the sweeter crystal malt like flavors
(caramel, toffee, etc). I'd add a little complexity / toasty malt notes with a little munich,
Posted in thread: My beer tastes plastic/rubbery? on 02-27-2014 at 10:30 AM
Plastic / rubbery is typically a phenol caused by either chlorinated / chloramine in your
water, or perhaps a wild yeast infection. I haven't heard of these types of flavors dissipating
with time, but...
Posted in thread: Wondering has anyone used acidulated malt in your stouts, I usually pull a small port on 02-23-2014 at 02:06 PM
I use acidulated malt all the time in pale beers where I need drive the mash pH down. It
doesn't make much sense in a dark beer unless you have water with freakishly high levels of
Posted in thread: What style is this? Added 1lb of chocolate to Amber ale on 02-17-2014 at 09:59 PM
Sounds like an american brown to me.
Posted in thread: dank dry hoppy ipa recipe help me please on 02-07-2014 at 09:56 PM
Skip the 15 min addition. Bump up the whirlpool addition. Dry hop with 2 oz or so of typically
'dank' hops (summit, columbus, chinook) and you'll be closer to where you need to be.
Posted in thread: whats up with the 2013 citra crop? on 02-07-2014 at 08:57 PM
It's an agricultural product. You can get one batch of citra from one field, and one from
another and have differences. Not to mention the fact that there are a number of different
farms producing the...
Posted in thread: MB Bottle Brew Kit fizzing when opened to add yeast on 02-01-2014 at 09:51 PM
Is this a premade wort kit? Sounds like a little fermentation may have already begun. I'd taste
it and see if it's fermented out or not...
Posted in thread: fermentation strange on 01-18-2014 at 10:44 AM
I can't use the refractometer except at the beginning? Update I recalibrated and I was off just
over 5 gravity points. So I'm guessing around 1.015 I was expecting 1.012 per beerSmith. I
think I will ...