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    Clone Beer Dog Fish Head - Midas Touch

    Hello fellow homebrewers! Just to give an update. I bottled this beer on June 7. I was having carbonation issues (i.e. beer not carbonated after a 3 weeks). I started rousing the bottles every now and then and last week when I opened the bottle it finally had some head and some bubble...
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    Clone Beer Dog Fish Head - Midas Touch

    Saffron is used in food as well and I read that when a recipe calls for it you can add it to water and let it soak for two hours, or you can used heated water and leave it for 20 minutes and then rub it on whatever you are cooking. You could boil it in a little water and add the water and the...
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    Clone Beer Dog Fish Head - Midas Touch

    OK, I couldn't wait a week. I opened another bottle of this beer. This time, I let it warm up a bit before I drank it. I was wrong about the flavor. It definitively has some alcohol to it, maybe some bitterness but it is masked by the alcohol. I like the color of it. I nice golden hue like...
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    Clone Beer Dog Fish Head - Midas Touch

    I tasted a 12oz bottle yesterday (one day short of two weeks after bottling). I heard a little hiss when I opened it, but it poured flat. It did not have much aroma, but I am hopping that will change once it is carbonated since it did have a strong honey aroma at bottling time. I may have tasted...
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    FirsLager!!

    I'm going to brew a Maibock tomorrow and had my doubts as well. Thanks for sharing your experience! I hope it turns out well.
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    Clone Beer Dog Fish Head - Midas Touch

    This is how I did a 5 gallon all grain batch. I brewed it on April 18. I used 13 pounds of pale malt and mashed at 148F (I was worried about attenuation). I added .50 oz of Simcoe at 60 minutes and the 10 threads of saffron at flameout but did not add the honey in the boil. The O.G was 1.061. On...
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    Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe

    Thanks for the update :)
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    Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe

    I missed out on the simacoe as well :(. I am looking forward to the next offering and I'm glad your business is going well.
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    Kegerator Plus mini fridge

    Online you can find a mini fridge already converted to a kegarator or you could buy a mini fridge of a suitable size and modify it yourself. There are some do it yourself post that explain how. Good luck.
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    Can yeast make taste of beer sour?

    Is it sourness from the first sip or is it an after taste? I have a friend who noticed a sour after taste in my IPA. After trying two bottles of the IPA (bottled for over two months), he said that pouring less beer into his glass (leaving more yeast behind in the second bottle) made the sour...
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    efficiency

    You could take the O.G. reading from wort pulled from the kettle (that is, prior to mixing it with the water in the carboy). Then you can calculate the O.G of the entire batch by taking into account whatever amount of water you had in the carboy. In you case, say you have 2.5 gallons of wort in...
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    Help choosing a Belgian yeast?

    Hello OldAtHeart, You probably already brewed this but have you considered doing an ferulic acid rest? It will impart your beer with more of the clove character precursor when doing weizens. I dont know if it applies to WLP 550 but it is worth a try seeing that you want a more clover like...
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    Improved boiling on the stovetop!

    Of course! Cotton wrapped with aluminum foil! I have been reading this thread for almost an hour and I had totally forgot about this. I used aluminum foil and cotton to wrap my distillation columns in chemistry lab (the real insulator was the cotton, I just used the aluminum foil to hold it in...
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    ebay aquarium temp controller build

    Yeap! That is the correct one. Hope it arrives soon and if you have any questions fell free to ask. Also if you need a summary for common questions check out this link: Dual-Stage Temp Controller for Under $50! - Mr.Beer® Forum (I know it is another forum but he does give credit to this one...
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    What temp to dry hop at?

    Hello everyone. I recently did an IPA dry-hopped with 3 oz of noble hops (1 oz each Hallertau, Czech Saaz, Tettnanger) I had it for a week at mid 70's temperature and I barely got any aroma (i.e. I had to swirl my wine glass and sniff like crazy to percieve any aroma, although the little aroma I...
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    Dry Hopping

    From what I heard in the following podcast of brew strong (http://s125483039.onlinehome.us/archive/bs_dryhop12-08-08.mp3), double hopping helps reduce grassy flavors by limiting the amount of hops that are exposed to the beer at any given time. Also it was mentioned in said podcast that this can...
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    Ale yeast at lagering temps?

    Hello StirItUp. After the yeast finish eating the easily accessible sugars int he wort, they begin looking for other things to feed on, in this case the diacetyl they have produced during there aerobic stage (when they reproduce). I hear of people doing a diacetyl rest during the final stages of...
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    German Yeast for an American Ale?

    In another post someone suggested using Safeale K97 dry yeast to ferment a German IPA. https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/german-imperial-ipa-275992/ I'm interested in seeing the result of this brew.
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    German Imperial IPA

    Hello C rider. I would suggest using more hallertau in your dry hop addition or leaving it more time dry hopping (maybe a week more). I recently experimented with an Imperial IPA using noble hops. I FWH using 1 ounce each of Hallertau, Tettnang and Czech Saaz and no late additions. After...
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    ebay aquarium temp controller build

    This is true :( Hopefully, though, a new person performing a search with the key words in the post will tumble upon the latest post, which would be mine (until it too becomes just another page) and also find answers to other basic questions at the same time. I fell there is a LOT of useful...
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