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Forum: Cider Forum 04-07-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,167
Posted By highgravitybacon
I used some of this D47. I liked it. Had a nice...

I used some of this D47. I liked it. Had a nice rounded aroma of apple and ripe, bright fruit, and good mouthfeel. It finished quite dry but still had very good flavor. It wasn't quite as tart as...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-31-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By highgravitybacon
I have used corn meal. 20% by weight in a cream...

I have used corn meal. 20% by weight in a cream ale. Bobs Red Mill or some such stuff. You need to be careful about what you buy. First, it needs to be degerminated. So no whole grain. Second, it...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 03-30-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 56,893
Posted By highgravitybacon
No. I made this recipe again. It actually turned...

No. I made this recipe again. It actually turned out quite nice the first time. The second time, I swapped out some of the pils malt for american two row to have a more neutral flavor.

This go...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By highgravitybacon
Unlike yourself, I didn't degrade into name...

Unlike yourself, I didn't degrade into name calling or needless sarcasm. Is it an insecurity where you feel the need to belittle someone? I certainly did not. You are free to continue whatever...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-28-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By highgravitybacon
Lagering -- don't believe everything you read.

I don't know why people insist on complicating lager beers. It's really not that hard. And the whole lagering thing. These times I see where people are doing one, two, three month lagering. What the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By highgravitybacon
There's nothing "new" about these glasses either....

There's nothing "new" about these glasses either. These are a rehash of Riedel wine glasses with good marketing behind it.

http://www.amazon.com/Riedel-Red-White-Taster-Glass/dp/B001UE7HYC

The...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-12-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By highgravitybacon
Wine yeast will ferment maltose. They're the...

Wine yeast will ferment maltose. They're the exact same species of yeast as beer yeast. They all eat maltose. However, some strains also do maltotriose, just as some beer yeast eat raffinose. So the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-12-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,461
Posted By highgravitybacon
Brewed a 1.072 beer. Had 15L wort mashed at 67C...

Brewed a 1.072 beer. Had 15L wort mashed at 67C for an hour. 5% sucrose added to kettle. Pitched one rehydrated pack. Lag time was total 48 hours. Fricking outrageous. Pitched a second pack straight...
Forum: General Techniques 03-12-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,591
Posted By highgravitybacon
The argument of "You have to use poorly modified...

The argument of "You have to use poorly modified malt to give decoction a 'fair shot'" is in itself an argument against decoction. If I have to race someone but insist on them hopping with one leg...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-10-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 27,094
Posted By highgravitybacon
Do you find that scandalous women like glass or...

Do you find that scandalous women like glass or plastic carboys?
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 03-06-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 45,772
Posted By highgravitybacon
This is what all top cropping strains do. German...

This is what all top cropping strains do. German wheat, alt, some english yeasts, a few american yeasts all do this. After fermentation is done the yeast form goopy glumps on the surface.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-06-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By highgravitybacon
There is no such thing as being "too clean" and I...

There is no such thing as being "too clean" and I think that's what you're asking: "what corners can I cut?" If I could sterilize everything, I would. I sterlilze flasks, bottles, starter wort, just...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-05-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By highgravitybacon
Yes. They have a warehouse full of pick and pull...

Yes. They have a warehouse full of pick and pull inventory most likely. Malting companies also sell bulk sacks of malt preground. Generally these are used fairly quickly since crushed malt doesn't...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-05-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By highgravitybacon
There's only so many malting companies. Northern...

There's only so many malting companies. Northern Brewer, in the spirit of NB, appears to have taken an already existing product, given it a fancy but meaningless name, and then sold it as if it is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-03-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,752
Posted By highgravitybacon
My Lotus doesn't have heated seats, and they...

My Lotus doesn't have heated seats, and they won't even offer it at the dealership!

First world problems. The horror.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-03-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,037
Posted By highgravitybacon
5 gallon home batch vs 2,000 gallon commercial...

5 gallon home batch vs 2,000 gallon commercial batch. Not a comparsision.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-28-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,244
Posted By highgravitybacon
Ahh. This is true about Briess malts. Their...

Ahh. This is true about Briess malts. Their dominant flavor is "none." Did you use the 2 row or 6 row version of the Vienna? The stock version is a 6 row "Vienna" and the other is a 2 row called...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-28-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,164
Posted By highgravitybacon
I think you're mixing up hipsters with...

I think you're mixing up hipsters with douchebags. There is ample overlap, however.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,164
Posted By highgravitybacon
I think hipsters are ruining hipsters. It used to...

I think hipsters are ruining hipsters. It used to be you could tell a hipster from afar. But now, hipster wannabes are actually better hipsters than the real thing. Real hipsters have to up their...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By highgravitybacon
You're assuming it will be on the high side. It...

You're assuming it will be on the high side. It might not. If it's low you end up with a not IPA.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By highgravitybacon
In your case, no. You don't know what the...

In your case, no. You don't know what the bittering level of the home grown chinook hops are. It might be high it might be low. You want to cheapen the recipe by saving $2 on hops, but you do so at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,244
Posted By highgravitybacon
Old thread, but I'm also a fan of Modelo...

Old thread, but I'm also a fan of Modelo Especial. I have not tried the recipe, but I don't know that it has quite as much vienna in it. I just don't get a vienna character from it. Maybe 6 row and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-27-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By highgravitybacon
You can buy the packs of Pacman from morebeer...

You can buy the packs of Pacman from morebeer among others. There's nothing magical about this yeast, though.

Edit--see you live in Thailand. That changes things a bit.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,408
Posted By highgravitybacon
Are you using tap water from West Virginia, by...

Are you using tap water from West Virginia, by chance?

You can get dark fruit flavors, to the point of unpleasantness, with dark crystal. Different brands have different flavors. Anything from...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By highgravitybacon
I am not a garden jedi. However, I don't like to...

I am not a garden jedi. However, I don't like to transplant things any more than necessary. Last year, I ordered 4 crowns from GLH. One or two of them was "field grade" the other "home grade" or...
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