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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By mysteryshrimp
Another +1 for temp control. If you're not...

Another +1 for temp control.

If you're not doing starters, that's another huge improvement waiting to happen.

The most important thing in brewing (in my opinion) is how you are treating the...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-02-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By mysteryshrimp
Smoked malts vary so much in intensity that it's...

Smoked malts vary so much in intensity that it's hard to know how much to add. For my only Best In Show, I had 17% Weyermann Smoked Malt for my Berliner Weisse. If I was to replace it with Briess,...
Forum: Sour Ale 07-02-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,202
Posted By mysteryshrimp
Never had Simpson's Smoked Malt, but I know that...

Never had Simpson's Smoked Malt, but I know that the Briess is way more smokey than Weyermann.

I can tell you that the smoke faded slightly over the year or so that I kept some bottles of this.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-30-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 66,063
Posted By mysteryshrimp
20,398.5 +10 gallons tripel +6 gallons...

20,398.5

+10 gallons tripel
+6 gallons patersbier

20,414.5
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-20-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 66,063
Posted By mysteryshrimp
19,433 + 12 gallons of Lambic-like = 19,445.

19,433 + 12 gallons of Lambic-like = 19,445.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 66,063
Posted By mysteryshrimp
19,169 + 6 Baltic Porter w/molasses. 19,175

19,169 + 6 Baltic Porter w/molasses.

19,175
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-02-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 66,063
Posted By mysteryshrimp
17,567.5 + 11 gallons lambic 17,578.5

17,567.5

+ 11 gallons lambic

17,578.5
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15,132
Views: 519,046
Posted By mysteryshrimp
Mashing in right now. 12 gallons of lambic. ...

Mashing in right now. 12 gallons of lambic.

I just figured out that my 14 glass carboys will be filled with lambic in less than 6 months. Time to go hunting for more glass. Or a couple of barrels.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-18-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,685
Posted By mysteryshrimp
Quasimodo, a quad from 3 Taverns. The Didjits,...

Quasimodo, a quad from 3 Taverns.
The Didjits, a Blood Orange IPA from Burnt Hickory.
Wake and Bake, a breakfast stout from Terrapin.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-14-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By mysteryshrimp
Beer stone is real. It was probably a...

Beer stone is real.

It was probably a buildup of minerals, and likely was being sanitized with the rest of the bottles. It looked nasty, but if it was beer stone it was not in any way harmful to...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By mysteryshrimp
The recipe was simple. 4 gallons of the best...

The recipe was simple. 4 gallons of the best pasteurized sweet apple cider I could find, some nutrient, some O2, a vial of WLP775, and added another gallon of the same juice after primary had slowed....
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-14-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,450
Posted By mysteryshrimp
1969 Marcos GT 1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal 1969...

1969 Marcos GT
1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal
1969 Camaro SS/RS in the Indy 500 Pacecar color scheme.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By mysteryshrimp
3 tsp is a lot for 5 gallons. My hoppy beers...

3 tsp is a lot for 5 gallons. My hoppy beers generally get about 1.5 tsp for 6 gallons. I know someone who has a vial of gypsum-laced water to add a drop or two into a pint. It makes a huge...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-13-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By mysteryshrimp
My next brew day is for a wedding. I have...

My next brew day is for a wedding.

I have made a batch specifically for testing the effects of different yeasts at different temperatures. Because I wanted the yeast effects to shine, I made it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By mysteryshrimp
If it tastes fine, it's likely not actually at...

If it tastes fine, it's likely not actually at 1.042. That is very sweet for a beer. There might be something wrong with your hydrometer.

Yeast does stall, but the most likely culprit would be low...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,983
Posted By mysteryshrimp
I would suggest not getting a boxed recipe kit,...

I would suggest not getting a boxed recipe kit, as you don't know how fresh the ingredients are. If your local sells fresh ingredients (grains, extracts, hops) separately, that is the best way to a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-13-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21,507
Views: 521,693
Posted By mysteryshrimp
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Forum: Cider Forum 05-13-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By mysteryshrimp
Standard cider, no additional spices or...

Standard cider, no additional spices or fermentables: my favorite batch that I've made finished at 1.006, but it had huge apple aroma which gave the impression of something a bit sweeter than that.
...
Forum: Introductions 05-13-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 105
Posted By mysteryshrimp
The main thing that Alton did besides things like...

The main thing that Alton did besides things like calling a flameout addition "dry-hopping" was a short boil, maybe 20 minutes. He did also suggest bleach as a sanitizer when it's completely worth it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By mysteryshrimp
I had a saison that went sour in the bottle,...

I had a saison that went sour in the bottle, complete with a pellicle in the bottles themselves. I replaced everything in the bottling process except the bottles. It hasn't happened since.

Not all...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-12-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,285
Posted By mysteryshrimp
This is the most informed statement to come out...

This is the most informed statement to come out of this thread. I remember reading about a cop's daughter in Georgia that was over the age of consent, as was her boyfriend The boyfriend was arrested...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-06-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4,485
Views: 401,228
Posted By mysteryshrimp
Someone handed me a plate of chocolate cupcakes...

Someone handed me a plate of chocolate cupcakes made with milk stout. I took one and smelled it several times before I realized what I was doing.



I brought a bomber of an East Coast IPA to my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-06-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3,282
Views: 139,837
Posted By mysteryshrimp
My results from my BJCP tasting test from...

My results from my BJCP tasting test from November. Passed with flying colors, now a certified judge.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-06-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By mysteryshrimp
You can call a beer "boozy" in the same way that...

You can call a beer "boozy" in the same way that you can talk about banana and clove in a hefe or stone fruit in a dubbel. There is no booze (most of the time), but there are things that bring booze...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-05-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By mysteryshrimp
It's hard to tell the difference between 7.5 and...

It's hard to tell the difference between 7.5 and 8.25% ABV. Just by the numbers, I would call it an IPA or I would age it 6 months and call it a Barleywine. ABV is definitely harder to differentiate...
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