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Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-27-2012, 09:55 PM
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Posted By mhermetz
Red Wings eh...see you at the Classic!

Red Wings eh...see you at the Classic!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-14-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,835
Posted By mhermetz
I agree completely. The troubles or being a...

I agree completely. The troubles or being a "purist" are ridiculous. If I can get more chocolate flavor from extract then I'm all for it. I basically just wasted $35 with this experiment.

The...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-14-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,835
Posted By mhermetz
It may be the first batch I dump. However I have...

It may be the first batch I dump. However I have nothing in the pipeline so I guess I'll hold onto it as long as possible.

Think next time I try it I will do a small 1 gallon batch and try Chip's...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-14-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By mhermetz
Was this ever solved? Think I'm having the same...

Was this ever solved? Think I'm having the same issue with my Porter.
Smells like chocolate but as soon as I taste it I get hit with it. I can't place my finger on it. Its somewhere between...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-13-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 33,195
Posted By mhermetz
I'm trying to limit myself lately. I'm down to...

I'm trying to limit myself lately. I'm down to maybe 10-12 per week. That however could be all in one night or over the whole week.

Depends a lot if the Leafs win or lose Saturday nights. lol
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-06-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mhermetz
I just thought of something and it was definitely...

I just thought of something and it was definitely a mistake on my part. This beer was the first time used 100% RO water. The one thing i didn't change was the amount of acid malt I added. Using RO...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-05-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mhermetz
I would say it walks the tart/sour line. I did...

I would say it walks the tart/sour line. I did harvest the yeast from a 2L jug of dunkleweizen. I don't think it was bottle conditioned because the yeast still produced that great banana flavour.
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-05-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mhermetz
really... nothing ? :(

really... nothing ? :(
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-02-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By mhermetz
Advice on Toronto Beerweek feedback

For the 2011 TBW I entered a Dunkel.
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x21/mhermetz/DunkleWeizen_2011_3.jpg

Here's the feedback I received:


I agree 100% with this assessment, however to me...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-14-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,688
Posted By mhermetz
see I find that just ridiculous you relate...

see I find that just ridiculous you relate something to cat piss. I don't care if it's more cultured to call it catty.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-14-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,688
Posted By mhermetz
I stopped going to that site the first week I...

I stopped going to that site the first week I knew about it... Why? Reviews like this:



WTF is "Catty?" and a "Puckering Melon". This is not even the worst example. I feel like I could make a...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 12-05-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By mhermetz
hehehe while playing Skryim. should name it...

hehehe while playing Skryim.

should name it after one of the several Meaderies in that game.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-07-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,551
Posted By mhermetz
Resurrect! Geez... I live in Ontario and I...

Resurrect!

Geez... I live in Ontario and I barely know much about them. I'm just discovering them now! Up until now McAuslan from Montreal has been taking most of my attention. With that said,...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-05-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By mhermetz
I have a window. Unfortunately mine is located...

I have a window. Unfortunately mine is located about 2 meters away from my hood fan. Meaning the extra distance my fan has to force air/vapor outside is a lot greater, which meant me buying a better...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-05-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By mhermetz
I have a electric setup in my parents basement...

I have a electric setup in my parents basement too. Yours seems a little easier to work with though for ventilation. Just pick up a cheap rangehood and exhaust out the window. Are you able to open...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-31-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By mhermetz
Astringent or just over hopping?

I constently have had this debate in my mind whenever I try any of my new beers. Some, not all of my beers tend to have a harshness after I've swallowed. It's not really puckering by any means but...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 07-08-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By mhermetz
Beer Ads

This is an ad I made for Muskoka Brewery for fun. This really just started as me trying to take a photo of my Munich Helles. Then it progressed to creating a wallpaper of my beer. Then it progressed...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 05-25-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,756
Posted By mhermetz
so what kind of off taste is this?

so what kind of off taste is this?
Forum: Brew Science 05-14-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,056
Posted By mhermetz
Thank man. Seems I've completely missed the point...

Thank man. Seems I've completely missed the point of Sulfate in beer.

Read over Palmers water section again, specifically the paragraph on Sulfate, and it seems like it's only appropriate when...
Forum: Brew Science 05-13-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,056
Posted By mhermetz
I Have Confused myself: Sauermalz or RO water?

So after diving further into water chemistry I believe I've been severely screwing up my lighter beers. I'm just looking for some clarification and maybe some insight as to why things are the way...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By mhermetz
good recipe...It's actually really close to mine...

good recipe...It's actually really close to mine in the Post your Pint thread.

I used roasted barley rather than black malt though (I assume it's black patent?). Same hops too except EKG and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,640
Posted By mhermetz
I'm thoroughly ashamed that "Canadian" is part of...

I'm thoroughly ashamed that "Canadian" is part of the name :(

I was actually really pissed when I was told by a bartender (female) that the new Molson M is the equivalent to craft beer. I blew up...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-21-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By mhermetz
Well think adding a second round of gelatin would...

Well think adding a second round of gelatin would help when i keg it?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-20-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By mhermetz
Clear beer: Is it Yeast or Chill Haze?

Not sure why but Ive had cloudy beers for my last 2 brews, both Munich Helles. I'm fairly disappointed because this brew is always crystal clear.

The only thing that has changed is I'm cooling my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-08-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,087
Posted By mhermetz
I wouldn't try a sample until the krausen has...

I wouldn't try a sample until the krausen has fallen. That would explain the "yeasty" taste.

I've skimmed through this a bit too and maybe you've answered this but do you strain the hops out...
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