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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2012, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Aspera
I think this yeast should be a permanent strain....

I think this yeast should be a permanent strain. I am currently devoting hours to propagation and storage, and I would rather just pay my lhs to buy wyeast packs.
Forum: English Pale Ale 03-21-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,395
Posted By Aspera
That's a fine looking recipe and one I would not...

That's a fine looking recipe and one I would not have imagined. I'm not familiar with the European Ale strain. What does that contribute?
Forum: Brew Science 06-04-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,315
Posted By Aspera
I would suggest that if anything less that a 20...

I would suggest that if anything less that a 20 degree Linter difference is important to you, you should be either using a different maltster, researching german language science or doing the wet...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,390
Posted By Aspera
+1 for DanVader

+1 for DanVader
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-04-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,020
Posted By Aspera
Back on topic....an APA using Amarillo is a great...

Back on topic....an APA using Amarillo is a great idea. A SMASH using Amarillo, WPL001 and US grown 2-row is a thing of American greatness. Just don't forget to mash high and long.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Aspera
Membership Payment

Is there anyway to pay for membership without using Paypal?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-09-2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,279
Posted By Aspera
Fuller's ESB (so fine) and Rogue Mocha Porter...

Fuller's ESB (so fine) and Rogue Mocha Porter (sweet packaging).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,572
Posted By Aspera
For Pete's sake! It is not the end of the world...

For Pete's sake! It is not the end of the world to pitch at 69 F if you have reasonable homebrew sanitation.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By Aspera
Try acidifying your water (for IPA) or doing an...

Try acidifying your water (for IPA) or doing an acid rest for lagers. While low temperature rests may not be suited to your IPA, they still have their place. A 1/4 teaspoon of gypsum in the sparge...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-09-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,710
Posted By Aspera
Styrian Goldings (Balkan), Perle (Hallertal),...

Styrian Goldings (Balkan), Perle (Hallertal), Willamette (Nothwest)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-09-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,102
Posted By Aspera
Really? I've heard both Charlie Papazian and JZ...

Really? I've heard both Charlie Papazian and JZ weigh in on opposite sides of the "hop your starter issue". Neither sited primary literature and my impression was that Charlie (hop it) is right for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-09-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Aspera
American Ale Geography

I've noticed great differences between the flavors of my favorite right and left coast ales, especially when the Northeast is compared to the Northwest. I love them both and would never want to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-09-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Aspera
Washing yeast consumes less wort than the more...

Washing yeast consumes less wort than the more scientific, sanitary practice of parallel yeast culturing.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-09-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,185
Posted By Aspera
Uhhh Apples and Oranges? Chew on a handful of...

Uhhh Apples and Oranges? Chew on a handful of each. Then make an extract batch with 2 lbs of each. Then add 1 lbs of each to 10 lbs of 6-row. Just look at how they are grown, harvested, malted (or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-09-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By Aspera
Amber malt. It is a high kilned 2-row lager malt...

Amber malt. It is a high kilned 2-row lager malt in most cases.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-08-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,348
Posted By Aspera
My 5 lbs would be as follows: 1) 1 lb German...

My 5 lbs would be as follows:

1) 1 lb German Perle: Lagers
2) 1 lb Saaz: Lagers and Belgian Ales
3) 1 lb Styrian Goldings: Non-German beers
4) 1 lb East Kent Goldings: British and American Ales...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By Aspera
I have also had good success with a protein rest...

I have also had good success with a protein rest in my wit beers. I'll even go so far as to say that in a beer with 30% or more flaked wheat, its asking for trouble not to do one.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-05-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By Aspera
I grind my oldest hop pellets to a fine powder,...

I grind my oldest hop pellets to a fine powder, spread the powder thinly over a large, flat wooden cutting board and then place the cutting board in a warmed but "off" oven for 15 or 20 minutes. The...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-05-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 140,125
Posted By Aspera
He's basically making homemade brewer's caramel,...

He's basically making homemade brewer's caramel, which is a coloring agent made from dextrose and ammonia. While common in Britain, I haven't been able to find it over here and will definitely be...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-30-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By Aspera
You should be fine using Pilsner DME in a broad...

You should be fine using Pilsner DME in a broad variety of recipes. The only exception might be if you try to brew ales with 100% Pilsner DME, they will taste a bit odd.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-30-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Aspera
For 6.0 gallons 1 lbs crystal 20 2 lbs...

For 6.0 gallons

1 lbs crystal 20
2 lbs Marris Otter Pale Ale
4 oz Belgian Special B
2 cans (3.3 lbs) of your favorite LME

1 oz Willamette at boiling (60 min)
1 oz Cascade at 30 min
1 oz...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-30-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Aspera
Wyeast Kolsch strain

Wyeast Kolsch strain
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-30-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,638
Posted By Aspera
Small amounts of pale chocolate +/- a little...

Small amounts of pale chocolate +/- a little biscuit or mild malt would be my substitute. I would use about 1/8 lb *pale* chocolate + 1/4 lb of biscuit to replace 1 lb of brown malt. You can make...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-30-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By Aspera
It is common practice for many extract...

It is common practice for many extract manufacturers to use a portion of rice or corn in their extra-light DME to increase the fermentability and decrease the color. Likewise, darker malt extracts...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-23-2009, 03:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,423
Posted By Aspera
750 mL punted bottom green champagne bottles....

750 mL punted bottom green champagne bottles. They hold pressure well and are easy on the eyes. If they were brown, that would but even cooler.
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