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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2011, 08:01 PM
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I actually never got to drink this one. It picked...

I actually never got to drink this one. It picked up something in the fermenter, and by the time I cracked open the bucket to bottle, there was a nice furry mold floating on top. Sigh. It smelled...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-05-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,476
Posted By swankyswede
That's fantastic! A more controlled process gives...

That's fantastic! A more controlled process gives more predictable results. I live in the wildly swinging temperatures of the Northeast, where it can be 65 and dry one day and 95 and sticky the next,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-13-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 170
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I'm fortunate that I live a 10-minute walk from...

I'm fortunate that I live a 10-minute walk from my LHBS, so I usually buy all my ingredients there. Prices are slightly higher, but the service is great. I was in there trying to build a 2-keg...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-11-2010, 09:30 PM
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Views: 34,494
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Mehhhh not so great. It has barely any chocolate...

Mehhhh not so great. It has barely any chocolate flavor, a hint of sweetness from the honey, and kind of a strange taste that I'm attributing to the peppers. The Theobroma is very tasty, but this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,172
Posted By swankyswede
The syrup is added at serving.

The syrup is added at serving.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-11-2010, 12:17 AM
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Posted By swankyswede
I have the good fortune to live les than a few...

I have the good fortune to live les than a few miles from Cambridge Brewing Company. They always have a pale ale, amber, a porter, and a golden ale on tap, all of which are solid, drinkable beers. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,983
Posted By swankyswede
Palo Santo ++. I also really like the Theobroma,...

Palo Santo ++. I also really like the Theobroma, and have tried a few times to brew something similar, but never got close.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By swankyswede
I did a DFH Theobroma-inspired brew with honey,...

I did a DFH Theobroma-inspired brew with honey, ancho chile, and cacao nibs earlier this year. The chilies I soaked in vodka for a few weeks, then added the liquor at bottling to taste. The cacao...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-10-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,129
Posted By swankyswede
I use BA the same way I use Yelp: someone tells...

I use BA the same way I use Yelp: someone tells me about a beer, I check out a bunch of reviews - both good and bad - and then I try the beer for myself. If anything, BA has served its purpose just...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-10-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,129
Posted By swankyswede
Ooooo yeah, well in that case, I'm giving...

Ooooo yeah, well in that case, I'm giving Tactical Nuclear Penguin an A++! :rockin:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-10-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,129
Posted By swankyswede
I'm sure we all went through a phase after we...

I'm sure we all went through a phase after we discovered that beer came in something other than 3.5% Bud Light cans where we drank as much crazy, high ABV stuff as we could. I'm betting that as more...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-10-2010, 12:04 PM
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Posted By swankyswede
Rollin'

Rollin'
Forum: General Techniques 07-18-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,739
Posted By swankyswede
I use a large measuring cup to dissolve the DME,...

I use a large measuring cup to dissolve the DME, which has a handy spout for pouring into the flask. As for boilovers, you can either use the boiling beads mentioned above, or somehow put some...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-30-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,329
Posted By swankyswede
Right, because light, pale lagers were already...

Right, because light, pale lagers were already becoming popular. If you look at the long view of history, the current trend of very pale, fizzy, cold lagers with little discernible taste is exactly...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-30-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By swankyswede
I'm a chemist, and I can vouch for the fact that...

I'm a chemist, and I can vouch for the fact that the good ol' glass thermometer with the red stuff inside is the most accurate. We tried digital in my company and found that they drift so bad it's...
Forum: Brew Science 06-29-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,111
Posted By swankyswede
The Center for Disease Control reports that every...

The Center for Disease Control reports that every day, about nine people die of hydrogen hydroxide overexposure - this stuff is everywhere too, in some places the saturation level in the air is over...
Forum: Brew Science 06-29-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,111
Posted By swankyswede
THe only way dry ice is dangerous is if you eat...

THe only way dry ice is dangerous is if you eat the solid stuff, and it's only dangerous because it's very cold and expands a lot as it sublimes to a gas. Dry ice is just solid CO2, you drink CO2 in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-23-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By swankyswede
Sounds pretty good to me. Maybe a smoked...

Sounds pretty good to me. Maybe a smoked octoberfest? Something nice and malty with that hint of smoke would be an amazing fall beer.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-22-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By swankyswede
I hear that mesquite and hickory malt definitely...

I hear that mesquite and hickory malt definitely taste like barbecue in the beer, as opposed to standard German rauchmalt which is more neutral, or at least as neutral as smoked malt can be. One...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-22-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By swankyswede
Dude, that's pretty hardcore. If only I had a...

Dude, that's pretty hardcore. If only I had a campfire to do so... damn apartment living.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,797
Posted By swankyswede
I like this too. Even modern American IPAs bear...

I like this too. Even modern American IPAs bear little resemblance to English-style ones, so why keep tying beers with ever-more distant flavor profiles to the original IPA?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,797
Posted By swankyswede
I don't quite get why people would be turned off...

I don't quite get why people would be turned off to it... I guarantee 95% of people have no idea what/where Cascadia is. I hadn't heard of it until I first had a CDA. I don't think anyone has a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,797
Posted By swankyswede
Agreed - if you can't taste the astringency of...

Agreed - if you can't taste the astringency of the roasted barley in a dry stout, it's not really a dry stout. If you can't taste the fruitiness in an ESB, it's not really an ESB. Use your SAT...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 06-21-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By swankyswede
One of the standouts for me was White Birch - the...

One of the standouts for me was White Birch - the Wrigan (sp?) was fantastic, as was the berlinerweisse and Aloha. I've seen some of their stuff in the stores, but it's just a little out of my price...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,470
Posted By swankyswede
Here's my current recipe - a saison with honey...

Here's my current recipe - a saison with honey and a Brett C culture tossed in a few days after brewday. It's in secondary right now and tastes like sex.

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Style: 16C-Belgian And French...
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