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Forum: Extract Brewing 03-13-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By DylanTO
I know this is an old thread, but in case anyone...

I know this is an old thread, but in case anyone is interested, the following link seems to have greatly improved the clarity of my beer. Also, it's super easy.
I also use the Brunwater spreadsheet...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-12-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By DylanTO
This one is very red: ...

This one is very red:

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/WestCoastBlaster
Forum: General Techniques 02-17-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By DylanTO
True! Here is the BN Brew Strong episode on the...

True!
Here is the BN Brew Strong episode on the topic:

http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/667
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-15-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,745
Posted By DylanTO
Hi mrbowenz, I know this is an old post, but...

Hi mrbowenz,

I know this is an old post, but would you mind giving some insight into your fermentation schedule/process for this beer? I'm specifically interested to know if you crash cooled...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-14-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 92,855
Posted By DylanTO
I recently got a very helpful reply from the head...

I recently got a very helpful reply from the head brewer at Shepherd Neame on the topic of achieving proper English yeast character. Link below.
...
Forum: General Techniques 01-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By DylanTO
Here's the orig email: Hi there, First...

Here's the orig email:

Hi there,

First let me say that I am a big fan of your beer.
I recently had Spitfire on cask in a Toronto pub, and was really blown away
by the flavour.

As the...
Forum: General Techniques 01-13-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By DylanTO
From the brewer - English PA Diacetyl Character

I just got an email reply from the head brewer at Shepherd Neame in the UK.
He gave me some great insight into the recipe and procedure for their Spitfire pale ale, which I had on cask recently. It...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-16-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By DylanTO
No ideas?

No ideas?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-14-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By DylanTO
Sour beer water profile

Hey, so I've just gotten into adjusting my water and it's not nearly as complicated as I'd thought. (Thank you Bru'n Water)

I understand that chloride and sodium enhance malty flavors and sulfate...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By DylanTO
Haha... I'm aware that all malts are barley...

Haha... I'm aware that all malts are barley unless otherwise specified. :)
However, amber malt is a British roasted malt, similar in character to brown malt (from what I understand) which have a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By DylanTO
Blonde Porter or Amber Porter

So the idea is a rich brown porter, but lighter in colour and hopefully with its own thing going flavour-wise.

I got the idea when I read that amber malt is just a lighter roasted brown malt.
...
Forum: Porter 08-29-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,011
Posted By DylanTO
Hey Ginger, this recipe looks awesome. Just what...

Hey Ginger, this recipe looks awesome. Just what I've been looking for.
Quick question about the pecan roasting. Are the pecans that you're starting with raw?

I ask because a full hour of...
Forum: General Techniques 04-28-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By DylanTO
I should note that I did have an acetaldehyde...

I should note that I did have an acetaldehyde flavour in a previous ale, and this is the first beer that I've put in the same corny keg since then. So, it could be acetic acid bacteria, from what...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By DylanTO
Is my corny keg infected?

I just got two used corny kegs. One in particular is suspect... hot PBW soaked and starsanned before each use. Also, brand new keg lines, cobra taps, and quick-connects.

I am now on my second beer...
Forum: General Techniques 04-28-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,268
Posted By DylanTO
Did you ever figure this out? I am having a...

Did you ever figure this out?
I am having a similar issue.
Forum: General Techniques 04-28-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By DylanTO
Thanks for your reply! To be honest, there was a...

Thanks for your reply! To be honest, there was a splashing issue when I racked, so I think your first suggestion makes sense.

So, would you mind explaining why I need to de-gas? How thorough do I...
Forum: General Techniques 04-28-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By DylanTO
Lager 911!

I just took a sample from my first lager (pretty close recipe to "Your father's mustache") and am freaking out a bit.
It tastes and smells like green-apple, which how-to-brew/Palmer says is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-27-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By DylanTO
Just drinking a Saison Dupont for the first time....

Just drinking a Saison Dupont for the first time. Very tasty. I detect a little DMS, presumably from the pilsner malt. If I'd known I might have gone with a 60min boil instead of 90. Do you guys...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-20-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By DylanTO
Quick update: Belle Saison is pretty eager. ...

Quick update: Belle Saison is pretty eager.
Already dipped under beersmith's target FG. It's sitting at 1.004. :D
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-19-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By DylanTO
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-19-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By DylanTO
Question for you saison veterans: I am...

Question for you saison veterans:

I am fermenting nice and warm to try to get as much flavour from the yeast as possible. For an American ale, I would normally leave it in primary for another week...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-16-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By DylanTO
Being new to saisons, not to mention homebrewing...

Being new to saisons, not to mention homebrewing in general, I decided to play it safe and used organic table sugar instead of the 180SRM candi syrup. I am going to use the syrup to brew a more...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-10-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By DylanTO
sweetcell, this brings up a point I've been...

sweetcell, this brings up a point I've been wondering about. How do saison yeasts differ in flavour from a yeast that you would normally use in something like a dubbel? Is it that the saison yeast...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-10-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By DylanTO
Ok, I'm glad to hear that the 180 won't give dark...

Ok, I'm glad to hear that the 180 won't give dark crystal malt type flavours. I will give this experiment a try and report back. :mug:

Polboy, my general preference would also be to bump up the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By DylanTO
Do you think the 180SRM candi sugar will compete...

Do you think the 180SRM candi sugar will compete with the hops or that it'll work? I had a bad experience with dark crystal malt in an ipa recently and am now a little gun-shy. I could go 90 or 45...
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