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Forum: Hops Growing 08-25-2014, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Flatspin
11 oz centennial dried. I've been surprised every...

11 oz centennial dried. I've been surprised every year because they have a strong aroma but it doesn't have the big citrus punch I would have expected.

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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-17-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Flatspin
I'm in as well. Thanks!

I'm in as well. Thanks!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-07-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By Flatspin
Water profiles would be a good place to look,...

Water profiles would be a good place to look, make sure your mash pH is in the right range and that your sulfate levels are at 200-300 ppm.

Another thing with hoppy beers in particular is to do...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Flatspin
Congrats on the win. Your blog is great by the...

Congrats on the win. Your blog is great by the way.

I've been hearing more often that trub in the fermentation is beneficial which is great because it makes the end of brew day so much easier and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-30-2013, 11:44 PM
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Views: 75,062
Posted By Flatspin
Thanks for posting. I've looked for something...

Thanks for posting. I've looked for something like this from some of the other online course sites with no luck. I signed up and am looking forward to the class.
Forum: General Techniques 09-10-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,307
Posted By Flatspin
I've used it many times. Honestly, I still get a...

I've used it many times. Honestly, I still get a little chill haze, especially when using Maris Otter. However, my wife has a gluten allergy and the stuff is pure magic in regards to denaturing the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-06-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,863
Posted By Flatspin
It's fantastic when a company reaches out and...

It's fantastic when a company reaches out and communicates directly with their customers. Especially when it is something serious like this. Thanks Midwest!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-01-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By Flatspin
No, I ordered a sack of grain (50 lbs) and they...

No, I ordered a sack of grain (50 lbs) and they sent another 50 lbs free of charge.

Not that I have anything against ordering 100 lbs of grain, except shipping would be a killer!

:EDIT: You...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-01-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By Flatspin
Not necessarily a Northern Brewer experience, but...

Not necessarily a Northern Brewer experience, but still along the same lines:

When I buy online, I usually try to alternate between Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies. My last purchase was from...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-04-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Flatspin
I had a similar experience once when I keg hopped...

I had a similar experience once when I keg hopped with leaf hops. Be sure to clean and sanitize the faucet because the gunk clogging the spring may have also been incubating bacteria.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-03-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Flatspin
Where is the leak coming from? If it is from the...

Where is the leak coming from? If it is from the nozzle of the tap itself than get a new tap. Cut the serving tube just behind the old tap, heat the new end of the serving line with some steam and...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-01-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Flatspin
I've heard of the onion/garlic issue in certain...

I've heard of the onion/garlic issue in certain varieties (Summit comes to mind). Does this flavor come on quickly or does it take a few weeks?
Forum: Hops Growing 07-31-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Flatspin
So here's a follow-up question. What effect does...

So here's a follow-up question. What effect does leaving hop cones on the bine too long have on their flavor?
Forum: Hops Growing 07-31-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Flatspin
The cones feel pretty papery. When I squeeze one...

The cones feel pretty papery. When I squeeze one between my fingers it bounces back, but slowly.

I can get a hop aroma from them, but it's not terribly strong. Not having a real harvest from them...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-30-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Flatspin
Hop Cones Turning Brown

I have a second year centennial hop plant in my back yard that looks like it might be ready to harvest soon. This surprises me a bit because it is still so early in the year.
Here are a couple...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-06-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Flatspin
So many times these threads just tend to die out...

So many times these threads just tend to die out and if you go searching you won't know if the recipe worked or not. This one did - its fantastic!

The FG ended up at 1.018, higher than I would...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,460
Posted By Flatspin
I agree about the Belgians, particularly anything...

I agree about the Belgians, particularly anything really light. I bought one of those $20 6-pack variety packs about a year ago. 4 of them were not my style, but there were two in there that were...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-30-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Flatspin
I'd actually agree with dropping the crystal down...

I'd actually agree with dropping the crystal down to around 5%. If you want some residual sweetness, try taking about a quart of your first runnings and boiling it on your stove over medium-high heat...
Forum: General Techniques 03-30-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By Flatspin
Whirlpool vs. Cold Break

I've noticed quite a few references that say whirlpool hopping for 30-60 minutes is a great way to amp up the hop aromas in an IPA. Does this mean that rapid chilling to get a good cold break is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Flatspin
Yikes no! My beer has no political affiliations....

Yikes no! My beer has no political affiliations. :-p

It's a cascadian dark ale (or black IPA, or India dark ale, etc.) When I was putting the recipe together I used a British malt and yeast...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Flatspin
CDA Recipe Feedback Needed

I'd love to hear some constructive feedback on this CDA recipe. For the last two years, I've been brewing and made some good process improvements, but recipe development still seems a bit of a black...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-05-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,681
Posted By Flatspin
What did you think of the breadiness of this...

What did you think of the breadiness of this beer? I've heard some people say they love it and others say that it clashes with the hops.

If you made this again and wanted to keep the malt...
Forum: Introductions 10-20-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 93
Posted By Flatspin
Welcome to the community from a fellow NW...

Welcome to the community from a fellow NW 'Burber! If you have any questions feel free to ask (although this is probably obvious since a forum wouldn't exist without discussion...):drunk:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-19-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By Flatspin
Great show. I love all the beer-geekery! Thanks...

Great show. I love all the beer-geekery! Thanks for letting us know about another beer podcast.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-14-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By Flatspin
Here's one I have been wondering all summer: If...

Here's one I have been wondering all summer: If isomerized hop acids skunk in sunlight, why can I boil a 90 minute hoppped wort in my backyard on a sunny day without skunking the beer? If temperature...
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