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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2013, 05:56 PM
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Posted By mthelm85
I just drank this beer for the first time a few...

I just drank this beer for the first time a few days ago and I too was very impressed. A few opinions about your recipe:

First, the hop flavor and bitterness is really well balanced with the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-07-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,233
Posted By mthelm85
In light-colored beers the off-flavors produced...

In light-colored beers the off-flavors produced by oxidation are often described as paper, cardboard or lipstick. In darker beers the maltiness tends to fade and you will get a sherry-like flavor,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-05-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,233
Posted By mthelm85
The off-flavors resulting from oxidation are...

The off-flavors resulting from oxidation are generally thought of as a longer-term issue but if you are storing your beer at warm temperatures, the effects of oxidation can become noticeable rather...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,233
Posted By mthelm85
Since I originally posted this over a year ago...

Since I originally posted this over a year ago I've made some changes and haven't had the problem anymore. Everyone pointed to sanitation but my sanitation practices are the same now as they were...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-23-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By mthelm85
Just depends on the style....if I'm going for an...

Just depends on the style....if I'm going for an authentic English style I'll carb lower but other than that I actually carb relatively high. When the yeast are still fresh and you put them in warmer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-22-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By mthelm85
It was at FG on 11/16, I just didn't know it. I...

It was at FG on 11/16, I just didn't know it. I mashed @ 158 because I wanted plenty of body and residual sweetness to balance out all those IBU's. I checked gravity again on 11/18 and it hadn't...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-22-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By mthelm85
Too much Special B? No such thing for me, I love...

Too much Special B? No such thing for me, I love that rasiny, figgy, dark fruity flavor in a dark beer.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-21-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By mthelm85
Okay, ignore everything else I've posted so far....

Okay, ignore everything else I've posted so far. The beer is now bottled and fully carbed and tastes fantastic. Tastes much closer to Deschutes Jubelale than it does to a CDA....beer is a mysterious...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-20-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By mthelm85
I just wanted to add something to this...

I just wanted to add something to this thread.....I tried my first Cascadian Dark Ale today, Deschutes Brewery's Hop In The Dark.....I was shocked....it tastes VERY similar to what I brewed.....I'm...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-17-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By mthelm85
Galena hops are a widely used bittering hop. From...

Galena hops are a widely used bittering hop. From what I understand they were Brewer's Gold that were openly pollinated so it's a hybrid hop but it's a really high alpha acid (the ones I have now are...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-16-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By mthelm85
Haha, I wasn't expecting any replies, thanks for...

Haha, I wasn't expecting any replies, thanks for caring! I erased my original message because I concluded that it just needs more time. It's actually not spiced, here's what I did:

75% 2-Row
11%...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-16-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
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Forum: Label Display & Discussion 11-08-2012, 07:04 PM
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Views: 594
Posted By mthelm85
Almost forgot this one...... ...

Almost forgot this one......

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Forum: Label Display & Discussion 11-08-2012, 07:01 PM
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Posted By mthelm85
Showing off my labels........

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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-06-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,960
Posted By mthelm85
Interesting answers, there are a couple that I've...

Interesting answers, there are a couple that I've never had and a couple that I've never even heard of so I'll definitely be on the lookout next time I'm looking for some good commercial brews........
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-05-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,634
Posted By mthelm85
That's a bad idea......yeast just need the oxygen...

That's a bad idea......yeast just need the oxygen to multiply but they don't actually begin the fermentation process until they have used all of the oxygen up.....you want to make sure they multiply...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-03-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,960
Posted By mthelm85
If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I think I'd have to go with Westmalle Dubbel. So complex, so flavorful, so aromatic, it might be the finest beer in the world, in my opinion. I don't think I would ever get tired of it due to it's...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-31-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By mthelm85
Filtering through a kitchen strainer won't hurt...

Filtering through a kitchen strainer won't hurt and it certainly won't have any negative impact on flavor as a kitchen strainer isn't fine enough to filter out flavor......I've been brewing for two...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-30-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,634
Posted By mthelm85
That should be more than enough, I've been...

That should be more than enough, I've been brewing for two years and haven't gone to 02 yet. The way I do it is I use my racking cane like a pump. I chill my wort with an immersion chiller in my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-20-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By mthelm85
Thanks for the advice. There is no discoloration,...

Thanks for the advice. There is no discoloration, inconsistency in texture, etc., with this slant. It's just a uniformly milky white layer so I think I'm good to go.

This one won't even be used,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-15-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By mthelm85
I did not know that, will do next time. I did...

I did not know that, will do next time. I did streak in a zig-zag pattern but I did it three times because I couldn't see how much of the slurry from the smack pack was actually on the surface. Now I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-15-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By mthelm85
First Slant Questions (Pic included)

Below is a picture of my first innoculated slant alongside a blank slant. Will the yeast continue to grow or do you think it's safe to tighten the cap all of the way down and store in the fridge? It...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-05-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By mthelm85
The temperature of my yeast was exactly 100...

The temperature of my yeast was exactly 100 degrees and that was when it arrived at my house at around 6:30 PM. I'm assuming it got hotter than that, maybe as high as 110 as the high temp. here is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-05-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By mthelm85
Suggestions Wanted: Yeast and Summer Heat

I recently moved from Washington to Texas and have brewed twice since I've been down here. In Washington, I was ordering everything from Northern Brewer and never had an issue with my yeast arriving...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By mthelm85
Yeast begin to die around 120 but damage can...

Yeast begin to die around 120 but damage can occur around 110 - that's from Wyeast.

I live in West Texas where it's 100+ on a regular basis. The yeast that I received was definitely around 110 or...
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