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Forum: India Pale Ale 06-11-2014, 12:17 PM
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Posted By JLem
The yeast worked fine in this brew - at least, it...

The yeast worked fine in this brew - at least, it did not seem to detract from the overall beer. It's hard to say how much character it gave in the end since this brew was dominated by the hops. I...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-06-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By JLem
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-18-2014, 01:15 AM
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Posted By JLem
Does acidulted malt need to be crushed?

While at my LHBS I forgot to get acidulated malt for my next batch- a light-colored summer ale. I normally use acidulated malt to dial in my mash pH and for this batch I will need ~2oz. I happen to...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-16-2014, 12:09 AM
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Posted By JLem
I'm in! :mug:

I'm in! :mug:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-06-2014, 04:13 AM
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Posted By JLem
Sap was flowing like crazy this year, so another...

Sap was flowing like crazy this year, so another batch of maple sap beer is in the fermenter. I went with a "regular" English mild for this year (as opposed to the dark strong English mild I brewed...
Forum: English Brown Ale 03-29-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By JLem
Thanks! This is a really nice beer. And yes,...

Thanks! This is a really nice beer. And yes, before homebrewing, photography was one of my hobbies...now I only seem to take pictures of my beer!
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-22-2014, 01:45 PM
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Posted By JLem
and, IIRC, Brett starters tend to have an initial...

and, IIRC, Brett starters tend to have an initial growth phase, followed by a little lag, followed by a second growth stage. The lag is why the Brett starters take up to 7 days to reach the same...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-19-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,021
Posted By JLem
Just to be clear, there was no Brett added to...

Just to be clear, there was no Brett added to this particular batch?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-16-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By JLem
Excellent. I cooled my sugar so that it hardened...

Excellent. I cooled my sugar so that it hardened and then I cracked it into smaller pieces. I figured I would toss the pieces in near the end of the boil.

How dark did you get the caramel?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-16-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By JLem
Burnt caramel/sugar

Has anyone ever used burnt caramel/sugar in a recipe? I have plans to make a big RIS and want to include some homemade caramel sugar...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-12-2014, 08:15 PM
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Posted By JLem
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-12-2014, 12:48 PM
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Views: 29,225
Posted By JLem
Thanks. It's actually just a basic table that I...

Thanks. It's actually just a basic table that I keep adding to as I post either recipes or tasting notes. Pretty simple. :mug:
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-03-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,021
Posted By JLem
Well, there's your sulfur. The aroma/flavor of...

Well, there's your sulfur. The aroma/flavor of stone fruits like peaches and apricots are actually sulfury, so it is not surprising that you would associate peachiness with the sulfur. Yeasts that...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-29-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By JLem
Fwiw, I picked up a 4-pack the other day at a...

Fwiw, I picked up a 4-pack the other day at a local beer shop. Pretty pricey - $16.

I'm not a Belgian beer connosieur, but I like this beer. My first thought that it was similar to Chimay Cinq...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By JLem
Open it up and see if you have any krausen. If...

Open it up and see if you have any krausen. If you do, close it back up and sit back and relax. If you don't, close it back up and check again tomorrow.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,248
Posted By JLem
You'll want it 15-20 degrees (F) warmer.

You'll want it 15-20 degrees (F) warmer.
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 01-26-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 7,178
Posted By JLem
App still does not work for my old generation...

App still does not work for my old generation ipod touch...so old that I can't remember what generation it is...maybe 2nd?!?!?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-24-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,021
Posted By JLem
You need to remember that you're using this...

You need to remember that you're using this strain outside it's normal environment...not sure the wine forum will give you accurate info about what this means for this particular situation. Since...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-24-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,021
Posted By JLem
I can't remember if the wine yeast I used threw...

I can't remember if the wine yeast I used threw much sulfur...but this is normal for a lot of yeast strains. It should dissipate. Just make sure it's gone before bottling.
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 01-24-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,826
Posted By JLem
Let me know how it goes if you do decide to give...

Let me know how it goes if you do decide to give it a try.



I suppose it could be the crush, though I use the same LHBS for all my ingredients. I suppose they could have changed their mill...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 01-24-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,886
Posted By JLem
Good luck with the brew. Sounds like you have...

Good luck with the brew. Sounds like you have thought things out. Whatever you decide to go with I'm sure it will turn out great. :mug:
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 01-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,886
Posted By JLem
Sorry for the delayed response... I think...

Sorry for the delayed response...

I think your ideas sound fine. No worries about it not "being the same recipe" - I have often started with someone else's recipe and then tweaked it to make it...
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 01-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,826
Posted By JLem
Looks good. I finally got around to brewing...

Looks good.

I finally got around to brewing up a version of this today - home with the kids for a snow day. I brewed my original 3.5 gallon version, but upped the smoked malt to 2 lbs and the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,732
Posted By JLem
I can't really comment on the temperature thing,...

I can't really comment on the temperature thing, but I am pretty certain yeast can tolerate temps greater than 100F - how much? Not sure.

As for the cell count thing...rehydrating definitely...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,732
Posted By JLem
It is generally best to rehydrate dry yeast...

It is generally best to rehydrate dry yeast UNLESS you cannot do so sanitarily. Not rehydrating removes one place where contamination might be introduced...it is my belief that beginner instructions...
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