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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2013, 08:48 PM
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Posted By NorthSide
my only suggestion would be more whirlpool and...

my only suggestion would be more whirlpool and dry hops. gotta get that dank flavor and aroma but low bitterness.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-16-2013, 03:59 AM
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subscribed... i appreciate it.

subscribed... i appreciate it.
Forum: General Techniques 03-09-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By NorthSide
i never used nottingham, i mostly use us-05 at...

i never used nottingham, i mostly use us-05 at low temps and have gotten a pretty clean flavor. i remember getting a really clean lager-like taste with pacman at low temps. maybe i'll give...
Forum: General Techniques 03-08-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By NorthSide
definitely just an experiment. your analogy is...

definitely just an experiment. your analogy is dead-on. i should have not called it a pilsner.
actually a friend of mine is going to use the same ingredients but using lager yeast. so i'll post...
Forum: General Techniques 03-07-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By NorthSide
thanks! your answer was the sine qua non for my...

thanks! your answer was the sine qua non for my question.
Forum: General Techniques 03-07-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By NorthSide
just a follow up question - if i use 100% chicago...

just a follow up question - if i use 100% chicago water with no distilled water, according to the water spreadsheet i used, if i add 4 oz of acid malt and 1 tsp of calcium chloride my mash ph will be...
Forum: General Techniques 03-07-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By NorthSide
awesome help folks, i never really worried about...

awesome help folks, i never really worried about ph with my previous beers and they turned out fine, but now i'm going to pay more attention. i looked up my city's water profile and also found a...
Forum: General Techniques 03-07-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By NorthSide
Pilsner ale and PH

i'm thinking about brewing a pilsner with ale yeast (US-05) and i've never brewed with just pilsner malt. i'm wondering if i need to worry about PH since there are no roasted grains to balance it...
Forum: General Techniques 01-02-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,836
Posted By NorthSide
i had similar concerns about oxidation and i...

i had similar concerns about oxidation and i stopped using a secondary 2 batches ago. so far i found it to be easier and i'm not getting the off flavors.
Forum: Hops Growing 11-20-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By NorthSide
that makes sense to me. i'm no botanist, but it...

that makes sense to me. i'm no botanist, but it sounds good.
Forum: Hops Growing 11-18-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By NorthSide
that is a great question. i grow my hops on the...

that is a great question. i grow my hops on the side of my garage and some cones end up in the shade because they are covered up by other bines. the cones in the shade are lighter in color and...
Forum: Hops Growing 11-06-2012, 06:22 AM
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Posted By NorthSide
yeah, they smelled good and tasted bitter like...

yeah, they smelled good and tasted bitter like hops. is it possible i didn't dry them enough?
Forum: Hops Growing 11-05-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By NorthSide
i harvested most of them in the last couple weeks...

i harvested most of them in the last couple weeks of october. last year i harvested most of them too soon, so i made sure this year to wait til they were ripe.
Forum: Hops Growing 11-04-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By NorthSide
any tips to add flavor and aroma when growing?

i finished my second year growing centennial hops and just brewed a 3 gallon test batch to test this years crop. here is the recipe i used:

5.00 lbs Golden Promise

1.00 oz Centennial 12 ...
Forum: General Techniques 11-01-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By NorthSide
thanks for the help. i have never dumped a beer....

thanks for the help. i have never dumped a beer. my first batch i brewed about 8 years ago was terrible, oxidation and infection, and i found someone who loved it. i gave this guy about 2 gallons...
Forum: General Techniques 10-31-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By NorthSide
i do have a 3 gallon test batch in primary right...

i do have a 3 gallon test batch in primary right now that's a smash with golden promise and homegrown centennial hops, if that one turns out maybe i can do a little blending. otherwise it's probably...
Forum: General Techniques 10-30-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By NorthSide
thanks for the replies! i removed the dry hops...

thanks for the replies! i removed the dry hops and i'm going to let it sit for a while and hopefully brew something else. maybe blending will be the answer. or i was thinking of adding some...
Forum: General Techniques 10-30-2012, 05:33 AM
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Views: 884
Posted By NorthSide
need help fixing my first failed beer

i brewed a brown ale about a month ago using home grown centennial hops, and i am now kicking myself for not doing a test batch or hop tea first. i now have 5 gallons, kegged, carbed, and ready to...
Forum: Hops Growing 10-23-2012, 04:31 AM
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Posted By NorthSide
i was wondering the exact same thing! some of my...

i was wondering the exact same thing! some of my centennials smell awesome like they should, but some smell like onion/garlic. do they get onion and garlic odor when they are overripe? i'm...
Forum: Hops Growing 10-12-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By NorthSide
that's an awesome harvest! i just picked a bunch...

that's an awesome harvest! i just picked a bunch today, and the rest need another week or so. last year was my first year growing hops, and i left the bines up until they turned brown, and then cut...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 85,340
Posted By NorthSide
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Forum: Hops Growing 08-01-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 62,753
Posted By NorthSide
my first year hops didn't have that great of...

my first year hops didn't have that great of aroma either when dried, i'm hoping the 2nd year is better...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-19-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By NorthSide
my 2nd year centennials are producing loads of...

my 2nd year centennials are producing loads of cones, but they're not ready for harvest yet...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-04-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By NorthSide
here is some info from brooklyn's website... ...

here is some info from brooklyn's website...

Style: Single-hop Farmhouse Saison
Malts: German two-row Pilsner Malt
Additions: Brewer’s white sugar
Hops: Washington-grown Sorachi Ace
Yeast: Our...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-02-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By NorthSide
partigyle advice

i'm planning on trying a partigyle for the first time and i could use a little advice. the big beer will be an imperial stout and small will possibly be an american brown.
here's my recipe so far:...
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