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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By drchris83
Burnt? Never. "Thourough kettle-caramelization"...

Burnt? Never. "Thourough kettle-caramelization" is what you call it.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-18-2014, 05:22 AM
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Posted By drchris83
Sounds great! The decoction step should add the...

Sounds great! The decoction step should add the necessary richness.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-17-2014, 08:43 PM
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Posted By drchris83
I once suggested such a thing and was promptly...

I once suggested such a thing and was promptly educated that a Munich Helles by definition is all pilsner malt. But, as I said before: screw the guidelines, just brew tasty!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-17-2014, 06:04 PM
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Posted By drchris83
Chlorine or its derivatives are said to cause...

Chlorine or its derivatives are said to cause medicinal off flavirs sometimes. Masbe that could be the issue?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-17-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By drchris83
Oh right - and take this opportunity to go totay...

Oh right - and take this opportunity to go totay nuts and try decoction. It's worth it. Read up on Hochkurz for starters.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-17-2014, 05:52 PM
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Posted By drchris83
Mash high and you got yourself a nice bock,...

Mash high and you got yourself a nice bock, provided you have the right gravity.
Or do as I like to do and say to hell with style guidelines, this sounds tasty enough!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-17-2014, 05:25 PM
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Posted By drchris83
Try to find twice the volume of your desired...

Try to find twice the volume of your desired batch size, at the least. One day you're gonna have a hankerin' to brew some barleywine or some such and then you'll need every inch of space in that MLT.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-16-2014, 04:50 PM
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Posted By drchris83
Biggest you can find.

Biggest you can find.
Forum: Brewing Software 01-16-2014, 01:49 PM
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Posted By drchris83
Being a mac user since 1986, I find this comment...

Being a mac user since 1986, I find this comment very humourous. I have tried various brewing apps though, and I find iBM to be the most intuitive and usable. I love the batch management feature and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-11-2014, 05:10 PM
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Posted By drchris83
Fixed that for ya.

Fixed that for ya.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2014, 03:58 AM
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Posted By drchris83
My firs batch was AG, and I started out with...

My firs batch was AG, and I started out with decoction mashing as well due to limited kettle volumes at first. My advice: where I live there's a saying: if you buy cheap, you buy twice. An MLT from a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-06-2014, 04:12 PM
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Posted By drchris83
Fermenting too cool is rarely a problem. Expect...

Fermenting too cool is rarely a problem. Expect longer fermentation times and a subdued ester profile.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-31-2013, 04:33 PM
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Posted By drchris83
Ha!

Ha!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-29-2013, 04:11 AM
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Posted By drchris83
+1 However, if you research thoroughly and get...

+1
However, if you research thoroughly and get equipment you don't have to upgrade regularly, it can be cheaper than partial mash - in the long run. It should be pretty easy. Look at setups you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-26-2013, 03:42 PM
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Posted By drchris83
+1 on the dry hop. Another possibility is to brew...

+1 on the dry hop. Another possibility is to brew a blonde or pale ale with a simple grist, use your favorite yeast and use the mystery hop as a late addition. Randy Mosher advocates using high alpha...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-23-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By drchris83
Their Weizen glass sports the brewery label plus...

Their Weizen glass sports the brewery label plus the inscription "Weizen".
In the southern part of the German-speaking regions glasses like this are called "Frischestangerl". They have befome...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2013, 08:21 PM
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Posted By drchris83
Mostly Premium-Biere, which is BMC-Equivalent....

Mostly Premium-Biere, which is BMC-Equivalent. Also:
-Helles, if you can't get this http://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maßkrug
-Märzen/Oktoberfest (same as above)
-Pils if you can't get this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2013, 04:09 PM
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Posted By drchris83
German BMC equivalent.

German BMC equivalent.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-13-2013, 03:29 PM
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Posted By drchris83
The Dothraki sea?

The Dothraki sea?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-30-2013, 04:36 AM
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Posted By drchris83
So basically, as long as there's krausen there's...

So basically, as long as there's krausen there's no need to worry?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-29-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By drchris83
Stuck ferment?

My admittedly stupid question is this: wha does a stuck ferment look like? At the moment I have two fermenters going, both of which for a very long time. One is a medium gravity beer I ferment with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-16-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By drchris83
You're right about Candida spp. but how about...

You're right about Candida spp. but how about lacto? I seem to remember a blog post by the mad fermentationist about him doing an all-lacto sour...
Not a yeast though, so I guess you're right.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-09-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By drchris83
This is only true for single step infusion...

This is only true for single step infusion mashes. Other mash regimes offer more control over the ratio of fermentables to unfermentables while still ensuring complete conversion. In fact, it's fun...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-09-2013, 10:34 AM
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Posted By drchris83
That's one funny thing I heard about beer right...

That's one funny thing I heard about beer right there.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-09-2013, 05:53 AM
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Posted By drchris83
Your friend is right about Beck's dark. Secondly,...

Your friend is right about Beck's dark. Secondly, Budweiser over here usually means the actual beer from Budweis/Ceske Budjejovice, Bohemia.
Also, most sidewk cafes in Vienna do have a selection of...
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