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  1. novafire

    Holiday Mead?

    I made this last fall based on the recipe posted on Groennfell Meadery's Winter Warmer. They have the recipe posted on their website here: The orange juice and brandy really add something unique to the flavor and none of the spices are over the...
  2. novafire

    Hugh Baird Crystal 135/165?

    My only input is that I am looking for a malt referred to in "Modern Homebrew Recipes" called Baird UK Crystal 135 and am wondering if this is the same malt. I'm wondering if it's a typo in the book.
  3. novafire

    HomebrewSupply Recipe Giveaway

    Imperial IPA - All-Grain Recipe Kit
  4. novafire

    Experimental DIPA w/Hopshot ONLY during the boil. Thoughts?

    So basically something like Heady Topper then?
  5. novafire

    Barleywine blues

    You could always rack it onto a fresh yeast cake. That would really get it going.
  6. novafire

    Pumpkin Beer smells great, but tastes moderatly sour in secondary.

    I sometimes get a sour vegetal note if I use too much pumpkin in a beer. Did you mash or boil pumpkin in the recipe? How much did you use?
  7. novafire

    Why don't yeast companies just sell liquid yeast packages with higher cell counts?

    Just curious, did they have US-05? If so, why use WLP008 or even WLP001 instead of a dried version that has a higher cell count, is cheaper, and has a longer shelf life. On a slightly related note: I guess I don't understand why all my LHBSs stock way more WY1056 than any other liquid...
  8. novafire

    I LOVE waking up to hot strike water. Easy as 1-2-3.

    And this was on a GFCI outlet?
  9. novafire

    Autumn Seasonal Beer Samhain Pumpkin Ale

    I sometimes get a sour note from using pumpkin. Especially when the beer finishes drier than I'd like.
  10. novafire

    New Belgium Spring Blonde clone anywhere?

    I would also like to find some info one this beer. The NB website has a little info. The description says "Brewed with pale and Munich malts". But the beerfacts section mention no Munich malt: ABV 6.0% IBU 48 YEAST Hybrid ale yeast CALORIES 183 HOPS Nugget MALTS Pale, C-80 Unless...