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Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bperlmu
thanks for the advice! two more questions. I...

thanks for the advice! two more questions. I already added the camden tablets to the cider so too late for that, so i figure ill let it sit til tomorrow anyway since i already added the stuff just...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By bperlmu
thanks for the quick response!

thanks for the quick response!
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By bperlmu
first time cider questions

So I plan on making a cider for the first time today and I just had a couple of quick questions....sorry if they have been answered already on this forum
I have read that it is important to dissolve...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-11-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By bperlmu
i sanitize in the dishwasher...just set the...

i sanitize in the dishwasher...just set the temperature on high if you can
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-25-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By bperlmu
thanks for the link. Bittering hops as head...

thanks for the link. Bittering hops as head builders is an interesting point. But i was confused about this:
"*Foaming cleaners and sanitizers. Detergents destroy beer foam even though they are...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-25-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By bperlmu
I brewed this in early october and found it...

I brewed this in early october and found it unimpressive until about a month ago when it fiinally hit its stride (booze mellowed and malt and hops really came through) and definately ranks as one of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-25-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By bperlmu
better head retention?

what are some ways that people out there increase the head retention of their beers? I usually add a little bit of malted wheat to most of my beers, but i was wondering if there was anyting else...
Forum: General Techniques 02-24-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By bperlmu
crappy day of homebrewing

well it was bound to happen eventually....
so i smashed my 6.5 gallon carboy this morning while i was wasthing it, glass everywhere, and no primary fermenter for the batch that is already on hte...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,118
Posted By bperlmu
Apparently (its on the same website,) the same...

Apparently (its on the same website,) the same company also has another place in DC called the "Brickskellar," which boasts 1,000 types of bottled beer :cross: That place is on my list of places to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By bperlmu
recomend a good Bitter/ESB?

So im brewing a Red Tale Ale clone this weekend, and after that i am thinking of doing a i bitter of some sort. Anyone out there care to recomend a good extract recipe? Im looking for something...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-22-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By bperlmu
most wheat extract is actually a mix of wheat and...

most wheat extract is actually a mix of wheat and malt already. with the weizenbock i brewed a few months ago, i just used a pound or two of DME to boost the gravity a bit. looking at your grains,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,893
Posted By bperlmu
yup i have also noticed this phenomenon.

yup i have also noticed this phenomenon.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-21-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,893
Posted By bperlmu
ive noticed that certain beers definately taste...

ive noticed that certain beers definately taste better, if not green, then at least very fresh. other beers dont come into their own for several months. i think alot of this depends on a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-21-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,244
Posted By bperlmu
yeah i guess that makes sense, extract is...

yeah i guess that makes sense, extract is definately more expensive
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-21-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,244
Posted By bperlmu
Do professional breweries ever use extract?

I was just wondering whether malt extract was ever used by professional breweries or is really just a homebrewer thing? just something ive been curious about....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-20-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By bperlmu
Homebrew Clubs (Baltimore!)

So how many people out there are homebrew club members? never been to one but i kind of wanna check it out. I like the idea of talkin with other homebrewers, and especially gettin some non biased...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,702
Posted By bperlmu
i agree, it has a very strong presence. Last...

i agree, it has a very strong presence. Last beer i made had a 1/4 pound of it and it is VERY noticeable. A comercial beer that i think displays the special B raisinyness is Corsendonk Brown from...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By bperlmu
+1 for the saaz. I did one with all hallertauer...

+1 for the saaz. I did one with all hallertauer and it came out very good. Also, thats alot of honey so it may ferment pretty dry, but that could be a good thing. I know i only used a half pound...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By bperlmu
morebeer ground grains

so i ordered a pound of crystal from morebeer about a month ago and i ordered it ground thinking i would brew that batch sooner than i did, but i havent gotten to it yet. I havent opened the vacuum...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,396
Posted By bperlmu
IMHO, drinking a beer without head is like...

IMHO, drinking a beer without head is like kissing a girl without lips.........
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-15-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,560
Posted By bperlmu
i agree with most of these, a few of my greatests...

i agree with most of these, a few of my greatests hits that I dont think have been mentioned:
rogue brutal bitter
black sheep riggwelter
clipper city loose cannon (best IPA imho)
black hawk stout...
Forum: General Techniques 02-15-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By bperlmu
yup im at day 12 now and its still...

yup im at day 12 now and its still bubbling...yeast hasnt started to settle yet. i figured that fermentation was going to be vigorous so i started out with wiuth a blowoff hose and was glad I did...
Forum: General Techniques 02-14-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By bperlmu
batesjer, just out of curiosity, is this an...

batesjer, just out of curiosity, is this an extract recipe? either way, how much malt was involved here? im just wondering because i have a trippel fermenting now that i was expecting to have an OG...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-12-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By bperlmu
Yup i chose to leave the BP out and keep the...

Yup i chose to leave the BP out and keep the roastiness nice and mellow. the special B adds a really nice and different kind of caramelly/raisiny sweetness....that combined with the chocolate i...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-11-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By bperlmu
how to grill and BBQ bible got me...

how to grill and BBQ bible got me started....probably the most used cookbooks on my shelf..they are both heavilly stained and falling apart (a good sign!)
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