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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2014, 02:35 PM
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-25-2014, 02:15 AM
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Honey is very delicate. They work best in clean...

Honey is very delicate. They work best in clean wheat beers and usually get lost in the rest. A nice strategy is to use honey throughout the brew process...some at the end of the boil, some at the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2014, 02:07 AM
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Check out my article/thread, I'm sure it will...

Check out my article/thread, I'm sure it will help:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/top-10-tips-super-hoppy-ipa.html
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2014, 01:54 AM
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Love me some barleywines. PM me for some of my...

Love me some barleywines. PM me for some of my favorite recipes. Be forewarned...I like them big. 12-14% I got a few in the 9-11% range. Grab a really nice bottle of bourbon and some oak spirals...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2014, 01:49 AM
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LOVE 1 gallon. Equipment is minimal (most needs...

LOVE 1 gallon. Equipment is minimal (most needs are already met with your current kitchen cookware) and space is also the most managable. Started 1 gallon 5 years ago and haven't left it. I even...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2014, 01:46 AM
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Posted By Calichusetts
Most posts have made the valid points but also...

Most posts have made the valid points but also consider this. A 90 minute boil allows you to get more done. Bottle a batch, keg, etc. I hate 60 minute boils now because I feel they go too quick. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2014, 01:40 AM
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Posted By Calichusetts
Give the rest another week or so to carb and...

Give the rest another week or so to carb and leave the bottles in the fridge for close to a week to clear them up. Congrats. You will forever have a bigger belly and smaller wallet.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2014, 02:42 PM
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Yes, or you can just pitch directly on the yeast...

Yes, or you can just pitch directly on the yeast cake. Be careful though, there is about 4 times the necessary yeast in the cake as needed for an identical brew. You could always do something light...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2014, 02:37 PM
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I do pretty big beers so it usually works out to...

I do pretty big beers so it usually works out to one full vial, which is nice. I highly recommend switching to liquid yeast if you have a LHBS. Even if you do smaller beers, you can often find...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-18-2014, 12:19 AM
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Sub-62 you get peach easy. Under 59, it actually...

Sub-62 you get peach easy. Under 59, it actually takes on a nasty characteristic. I did 3 batches this winter at 57 and I would say it took on rotten peach...at best.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2014, 12:15 AM
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Posted By Calichusetts
Scored a few of those from a shop that had no...

Scored a few of those from a shop that had no clue this spring. $1.50 each because "they are getting old and collecting dust."
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 31
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Its probably the most complex beer I've had. The...

Its probably the most complex beer I've had. The tasting notes we took on it were so long. We even picked out numerous aromas from the empty glass.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Calichusetts
I'd vote for skipping the dry hop. You're adding...

I'd vote for skipping the dry hop. You're adding extra time to the beer before you can drink it. Your kettle/flameout/whirlpool addition are fading more and more. Also, many great DIPAs are hazy...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2014, 12:02 AM
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Posted By Calichusetts
I had one get into the mid-70s with no ill...

I had one get into the mid-70s with no ill effects. I was worried but it all turned out okay
Forum: General Techniques 08-10-2014, 12:16 AM
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Posted By Calichusetts
I do this often with other types of styles, smash...

I do this often with other types of styles, smash beers work well with this if you want some caramel/sweetness and complexity at no real effort.

I pull the first and last of the runnings and toss...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Calichusetts
Couple things...first, its probably chill haze. ...

Couple things...first, its probably chill haze.

How to prevent it:

1. A good hot break when starting your boil

2. Irish moss (which you used) and other agents of the like.

3. Time. No...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-06-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Calichusetts
Anyone have a malt bill for single-hop test batches?

Many of the best IPAs are far simpler than your grain bill. You don't have to get too tricky. Smash beers can taste great in their own right. I would strongly consider at least one time trying 95%...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-06-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Calichusetts
Consider this: Most times when we drink we...

Consider this:

Most times when we drink we eat unhealthy foods, and the worst is late night binging. Workout a decent amount, eat healthy and I guarantee you will maintain or lose weight even...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-06-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Calichusetts
Not necessarily, but there is a relationship. ...

Not necessarily, but there is a relationship. Sulphates can bring out more hop characteristics and accentuate bitterness. Most of the time, when we taste a hoppy beer and then that same hoppy beer...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-05-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Calichusetts
I used to get it all the time when I used a...

I used to get it all the time when I used a secondary. I would transfer from the primary and it was overwhelming. A few weeks later after bottling, nothing. No idea how this helps but it will pass
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Calichusetts
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/top-10-tips-super-hopp...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/top-10-tips-super-hoppy-ipa.html
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,971
Posted By Calichusetts
Meh...so many threads over the years on "costs"...

Meh...so many threads over the years on "costs" and time, etc.

The wife and I work and make a pretty decent income. We have no credit card debt, a decent savings, stock, etc. We are not upper...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Calichusetts
I had this mysterious problem with bigger beers...

I had this mysterious problem with bigger beers very late in the boil. I finally figured it out. For me it was two issues:

1. My wort was caramelizing. The boil over foam looked a little...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,916
Posted By Calichusetts
FW- Double Jack SN- BigFoot Rochefort 10 ...

FW- Double Jack
SN- BigFoot
Rochefort 10
SA- Utopias
DFH- Olde School
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By Calichusetts
Good lord...BBS threads make me realize how long...

Good lord...BBS threads make me realize how long I've been brewing. Started with them almost 4 years ago. Good luck and have fun.
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