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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-16-2014, 06:45 AM
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Posted By LexusChris
Sweet Gale

I've been using sweet gale in several recipes and have not run across any herbal sites saying that it will cause cancer. It is certainly a brewing herb used in Europe over the centuries, so...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-14-2014, 12:29 AM
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Posted By LexusChris
Yes. Pick me!

Yes. Pick me!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-17-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By LexusChris
Hop Intensity

IMHO, I do not think you will have any problem with bitterness intensity. Your 5-min Topaz addition will contribute the most isomerized alpha-acids, or bitterness.

I think you will have hop...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-17-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By LexusChris
Issues

What was your recipe and your brew system?

The medicine smell, is it like wet band-aids? That can be caused by phenols in the brew.. either from the yeast or from excess chlorine used in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-15-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By LexusChris
Braggot

I think 5# honey in 5 gallons is dead on, and like the idea of matching this with a rye beer.

Keep us posted on your results!
-_LexusChris
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-15-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By LexusChris
Notty Yeast

I have made American Wheats with Notty yeast quite a few times. I usually ferment at 66-67 with it, but have not had any off flavors or unusual characteristics...

Yeast when stressed can...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-12-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By LexusChris
Hybrid IPA

I just finished a beer which has some similarities... and it came out well!

Mine was like this:

Recipe: Spa Day APA
Style: American Pale Ale

Recipe Specifications...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-07-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By LexusChris
Beersmith has support for this kind of a search. ...

Beersmith has support for this kind of a search.

Although I would say, that with so many easy substitutions on ingredients, sometimes you are best searching based upon your most limited...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2014, 04:52 AM
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Views: 24,243
Posted By LexusChris
I'm in. Thanks!

I'm in. Thanks!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-24-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By LexusChris
Hop Additions

There are lots of ways to approach hop additions, and I am not familiar with this strategy. I've never used it. However, I had a few questions in my mind on this..

The long flame-out sit times,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-12-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By LexusChris
Water pH

Agreed. If you are mashing, you need to consider the relative alkalinity of your mash water and your resultant mash pH. If you get above/below the 5.2-5.6 range, you can get some additional flavors...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-08-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By LexusChris
Rose Hips suggestions

I hope some other folks also answer this thread.. more data the better..

On a BYO magazine spice usage chart, they suggest no more than 2 oz of Rose Hips in the boil for 60-mins. That is at...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-07-2014, 01:38 AM
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Posted By LexusChris
Yes! Great looking stand! In. Lexuschris

Yes! Great looking stand! In.
Lexuschris
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-14-2014, 08:42 AM
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Posted By LexusChris
let's do this

I'm in.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By LexusChris
recipe

I'm not familiar with the cloned beer, but I would say it all looks good. However, I usually see Pearle used as bittering hops, and Willamette as the late kettle addition. It should work either...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By LexusChris
Milk Thistle

I've been staring at some milk thistle on the local hiking trail for a few years now, hoping to someday try it in a batch.

From what I read, there are different types, but the pharmacology of the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By LexusChris
Honey

Just wanted to point out that there are varying opinions on using honey post boil. :D

I for one add honey during the whirlpool, when the temp gets down to 130F or so. I like a little heat to help...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By LexusChris
C hops

Great hops!

Lots of combos, but I would think Centennial for bittering, Cascades for flavor, and flame out with Citra for some awesome aroma!

Mash low, and ferment with a clean yeast like...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By LexusChris
fruity hops

Using US-05 at low temps like that should make for a clean fermentation. So that is not the issue.

I would say that you are definitely tasting the results of all the late hops in the boil, mostly...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-01-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By LexusChris
Gasing beer

Yes, you want to be sure that the pressure in the keg is not greater than what the CO2 regulator is giving you, if the keg is on its side. It could force beer up the gas tubing, into the regulator...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-01-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By LexusChris
Honey Blonde

I just finished a honey blonde and it came out really well using honey post boil only, and carbing by normal methods.

IMHO, if you want honey flavor, just add 1# honey per 5-gallons of beer, in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-29-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By LexusChris
Essential Oils

I'm familiar with Doterra essential oils, and from what I understand, they are highly concentrated, and usually mixed with fractionated coconut oil as a base for applying to the skin.

As long as...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By LexusChris
Honey Ale

From what I've read about honey malt, a little goes a long way. 2# or 20% of the grist sounds like too much to me. (http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/gambrinus-malting-corporation-honey-malt.html) ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By LexusChris
Honey additions

Honey is a natural low-moisture content substance which gives very little for bacteria, yeast, etc. to grow on. So, for the most part, it is pretty safe to add post boil. I would never add honey...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-23-2014, 05:16 AM
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Posted By LexusChris
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