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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-01-2014, 06:24 PM
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I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-06-2014, 04:54 PM
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Im in.

Im in.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2014, 04:48 PM
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What is the thinking behind this suggestion? I...

What is the thinking behind this suggestion? I have always viewed the 15,10,5, 0 order as the way to get the most complex mix of hop flavor and aroma.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2014, 03:27 PM
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Thanks for the advice. Isn't CaraFoam just...

Thanks for the advice. Isn't CaraFoam just another brand name for CaraPils?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2014, 03:17 PM
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Posted By rklinck
Recipe Critique

So I decided I wanted to try to brew what I call German IPA. The idea was to brew an IPA how I imagine a German brewer would if they brewed IPAs. I tried for a Pilsner style grain bill with a...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-18-2014, 02:26 PM
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im in

im in
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-17-2014, 07:24 PM
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I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-19-2014, 03:12 PM
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I have a 2 tier wooden stand. I use a cooler for...

I have a 2 tier wooden stand. I use a cooler for my mash tun, so the flames don't go near any wood. I put a layer of aluminum down on the top of each level, but that was for cleaning as much as fire...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2014, 10:24 PM
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Posted By rklinck
Wheat does not lead to astringent flavors. Wheat...

Wheat does not lead to astringent flavors. Wheat is a common ingredient in light colored beers (eg, kolsches).


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By rklinck
The boiling of the thick mash (not the liquid) is...

The boiling of the thick mash (not the liquid) is supposed to enhance the malt flavor.


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-18-2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By rklinck
You are thinking along the right lines. This is...

You are thinking along the right lines. This is an issue that I have hard professional brewers discuss (Jamil Z talked about it on a podcast I listened to at one point). Much of the aroma will be...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-18-2014, 02:16 AM
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I haven't used liquid yeast in a while, so take...

I haven't used liquid yeast in a while, so take this with a grain of salt. I would not make starters with just a sugar water mixture. You should use DME. If the yeast get used to eating plain...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-13-2014, 08:18 PM
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-06-2014, 07:38 PM
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Now you are cooking with gas! The secret to the...

Now you are cooking with gas! The secret to the deep red hue in an Irish Red is the addition of a small amount of Black Malt.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-05-2014, 01:48 AM
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Posted By rklinck
In what world is a 6.6% ABV pale ale...

In what world is a 6.6% ABV pale ale "sessionable"?


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2014, 02:00 AM
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Posted By rklinck
The Munich you mentioned, should work for the...

The Munich you mentioned, should work for the Munich 10L and Munich II. But just to be sure you know, Caramunich II is caramel malt. If your LHBS doesn't have it, you can substitute a Caramel malt...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 12:15 PM
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I have a much better alt recipe these days. It's...

I have a much better alt recipe these days. It's all grain, but here is how it would work as a partial mash:

3 lbs Pilsen DME
1 lbs Pilsner Malt
2 lbs Munich 10L
.5 lbs Munich II
.5 lbs...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 12:05 AM
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Posted By rklinck
Holy blast from the past, Batman!! I did. Are...

Holy blast from the past, Batman!! I did. Are you a partial Nash brewer or all grain?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2014, 11:18 PM
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Views: 890
Posted By rklinck
I know, but I'm guessing that was what we lawyers...

I know, but I'm guessing that was what we lawyers call loose language -- i.e., imprecise language.

The comps I've entered have been $7 to $15 per beer. Each time the competition has run me $50 or...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By rklinck
I'm guessing the $50 quote was because the poster...

I'm guessing the $50 quote was because the poster enters multiple beers per competition.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2014, 01:40 PM
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Posted By rklinck
This was my point. You have to brew with the...

This was my point. You have to brew with the competition in mind, seeking to create an exemplar of what the judges will view as the archetype of the style.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 890
Posted By rklinck
You highlight selectively. It expressly says...

You highlight selectively. It expressly says "other" hops may be used. The judges problem was not that the hops were German but that they were not citrusy/piney. The style guidelines expressly say...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2014, 09:10 PM
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Views: 890
Posted By rklinck
You have to design the recipe with the...

You have to design the recipe with the competition in mind. While some judges will say that there is leeway in the style guidelines, many judges will ding a beer if it is not what they expected,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,414
Posted By rklinck
It will certainly get pasteurized, but I still...

It will certainly get pasteurized, but I still don't really want months old crud in my next beer.

I did not say that I could not get the gunk off, just that it takes some elbow grease. There is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2014, 05:28 PM
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Posted By rklinck
I could not possibly get all the pellet hop...

I could not possibly get all the pellet hop residue off my boil kettle (above the wort line) without either a strong brush or chemicals.
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