Last Activity:04-11-2012 5:31 AM
Posted in thread: 4th beer is a success! on 03-22-2012 at 12:54 AM
Congrats! What do you think made the difference? Change in your process, ingredients, kits,
etc?Couple of changes that I made, started using a swamp cooler, used a recipe from LHBS, and
about a week l...
Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 03-21-2012 at 05:36 AM
My first test IPA, first beer I've made that is good enough to let other people taste.
Posted in thread: Should I dry hop? on 03-21-2012 at 05:34 AM
The recipe is supposed to be a Stone IPA clone, I did end up dry hopping it, and after opening
the first bottle tonight I can say it failed as a Stone IPA clone but did not fail as an IPA.
It was my f...
Posted in thread: 4th beer is a success! on 03-21-2012 at 05:13 AM
So after 3 less than good batches, I opened my first bottle from my 4th batch tonight. While
it's not the greatest IPA in the world it's the best beer I've made to date and the first one I
would say i...
Posted in thread: Irish Car Bomb Stout on 03-07-2012 at 06:40 AM
So I can safely say a full vanilla bean may have been too much for a 5 gallon specialty grain
Posted in thread: White IPA ( WIPA ) on 02-14-2012 at 11:57 PM
Sam Adams just start making one year round. Had one a few weeks ago.
Posted in thread: Small Brewers Excise Tax on 02-02-2012 at 06:48 AM
Contact your representative.
Posted in thread: Should I dry hop? on 02-02-2012 at 05:47 AM
In the next week or two I'll be starting my 4th batch. It's going to be an IPA specialty
grain/extract batch. The recipe doesn't call for dry hopping in secondary. I do like hoppy
beers. Should I dry ...
Posted in thread: Green beer > aged beer? on 02-02-2012 at 05:36 AM
The flavor of hops can lessen over time, so if your IPA is now lacking due to less of a hoppy
flavor, the issue could be time has lessened the impact of the hops. I would imagine since that
one of the...
Posted in thread: Transition to kegging on 02-02-2012 at 04:04 AM
Is the difference in the process from bottling to kegging that much harder? I've been putting
of kegging til I can make a decent beer to bring out in public to a mass of people instead of
those I know...