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Forum: Mead Forum 01-21-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By lemy
The BJCP guidlines might help enlighten. A Cyser...

The BJCP guidlines might help enlighten. A Cyser is a type of Melomel that uses apples

http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style25.php
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-20-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By lemy
I've never made one, and this one was not...

I've never made one, and this one was not supposed to be an alt, instead it was supposed to be a cal common, but my misuse/mislabeling/misunderstanding of pale chocolate malt made it brown :)

So...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-20-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By lemy
Great, My Duesseldorf altbier got a 3rd

Great, My Duesseldorf altbier got a 3rd
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-20-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By lemy
Cool. I will keep watch on the forum, thanks for...

Cool. I will keep watch on the forum, thanks for the tip.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By lemy
ughhh....

I totally respect their stance, and, of course, we can all wait, but it's so easy to have someone tweet or facebook a picture of the final tally. It doesn't have to be pretty.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By lemy
boneyard Brew Off - 20th annual

Does anyone know the results of the Boneyard Brew Off?

It was held Saturday January 18th 2014

thanks
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,249
Views: 87,836
Posted By lemy
word

count me in. thanks!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-25-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By lemy
Chris is right

When I first read the original question, I somehow glazed over the fact that it was extract and that you were not mashing. You can still do salt adjustments to water to change impression of the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-23-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By lemy
That is fantastic!

That is fantastic!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-23-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By lemy
Fermentation

I really like using a refractometer during fermentation, because it only wastes a drop or two, instead of an entire test jar.

Here is some good information: link...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By lemy
ballpark

beersmith has a refractometer calculator and it will put you in the ballpark with ABV. I have tested the same wort using a hydrometer and refractometer and they were very close to the same.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-23-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By lemy
Refractometer

There is always debate about this... Refractometer is all I use. If you can get your gravity readings in the ballpark then who cares. When dealing with 5 gallon batches, I would rather have the 12 or...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-23-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By lemy
I have hard water and, after carbon filtering, ...

I have hard water and, after carbon filtering, use about 50% distilled.

Do you have a way to measure PH?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By lemy
Without knowing specifics I would say look at...

Without knowing specifics I would say look at your water. roasted malts are acidic, so if your water is not hard enough to buffer those acids then the finished product could do that, another cause is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 76,908
Posted By lemy
A brown California Common that I will dub,...

A brown California Common that I will dub, Dusseldorf AltBier (http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style07.php#1c) and title: Hot Carl
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-24-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6,738
Views: 895,078
Posted By lemy
A friend of mine owns a local bottle shop. a...

A friend of mine owns a local bottle shop. a woman walked in the shop carrying an empty growler. The growler was printed with the shop's name. She says, "I believe this is yours", to my friend Kara,...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 92,847
Posted By lemy
I win

I typically am not a winner
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By lemy
2ndary

Leave it in primary and don't mess with a secondary. Once the yeast has finished fermenting there is still cleanup work for it to do, like getting rid of Diacetyl. Just leave it. let is sit on the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By lemy
So I do not bottle, but there is a concept of a...

So I do not bottle, but there is a concept of a bottling bucket, where you put your beer and mix in the sugar, then you bottle out of that bucket. Seems like an additional attack vector for yeast and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-27-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By lemy
I agree

I batch sparge, and always get better efficiency with at least 2 sparges.

put in your 170 degree water, mix thoroughly, vorlauf, drain slowly (faster than fly sparge but not by much, no faster...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6,738
Views: 895,078
Posted By lemy
Reinheitsgabot

I certainly am no expert. I read the wikipedia and you are correct, there is no mention of adding yeast as an ingredient, but it looks as though the reinheitsgebot was trumped by several other beer...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6,738
Views: 895,078
Posted By lemy
She said in 1500...

She said in 1500...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-05-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,136
Posted By lemy
Relay

Refrigerator compressors turn on and off via a relay just like in the Johnson controller, not sure about the other electronics, which is a valid concern.

I have a johnson controller but replaced...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,738
Views: 895,078
Posted By lemy
Redhook brewery - Back on Topic

My wife and I recently went on a Redhook brewery tour. The tour guide was pretty good and knowledgeable. They have an interesting history, especially the name Redhook... So she was explaining the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,738
Views: 895,078
Posted By lemy
further derail of the thread...

It is a good point you make about brewing to style, like you don't want to brew a particular style and that's fine. But the real value of having the beer judged in a competition has little to do with...
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