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  1. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    Put yourself in my shoes. I used fuggles on my past 2 British style beers and tossed both batches. 10 gallons of 'good beer' gone to a poor palette and stupid decision-making. Learn from my horrible mistakes-- not yours!
  2. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    Yuck. Why would you ever taint the pure, bright tang of a Cascade hop with the foot-skunk from a Fuggle hop?
  3. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    /huge sigh of relief It's good to know someone like you, Yoops, who I've grown to trust on these forums, thinks fuggles make beer taste like dirt. I can't stand them! But is that what they're supposed to taste/smell like? All the beer I've made with Fuggles ends up being close to undrinkable.
  4. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    Looks like my hypothesis holds no merit. :\
  5. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    Haha, the NHC 2011 Brown ale winner recipe I tried to clone a bit ago called for EKG, Willamette, AND Fuggles, and had the taste/smell as well.
  6. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    See, I've made three 'English' type beers, all with fuggle hops. They all have this sort of basement, cellar-floor-y smell/taste to them. I can't tell if my beer is **** or if it's the hops.
  7. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    At first sniff/taste.. would you be inclined to believe that your beer tastes bad? Like, are fuggles a kind of hop that might make a beer undrinkable to someone who dislikes that kind of hop?
  8. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    Hmm. Doesn't look indicative of any correlation. So what's everyone's experience with these hops?
  9. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    So, as it turns out (It's in an NPR article I read) that: PREPARE FOR SCIENCE The same compounds that are found in Cilantro that give us folks that hate cilantro are present in fuggle hops-- saturated aldehydes. I'm wondering if I can't smell or taste fuggles in how they're supposed to...
  10. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    Did it taste like dirty, musty basement floor?
  11. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    Awww, c'mon-- nobody?
  12. J

    A question to those who don't like Fuggles.

    This may sound like a very, very strange question, but do you like the taste of Cilantro?
  13. J

    Best kegerator conversion kit?

    Hey, folks. Looking for the best deal for a kegerator conversion. I've already got the fridge as well as the holes drilled-- what's next for me? A buddy told me to go 100% stainless, but what's wrong with chrome plating? Any advice will help!
  14. J

    Corking non-belgian 750 ml champagne bottles.

    Yeah but you use the 29 mm caps, right? I need a different capper for that.
  15. J

    What happens if you don't get a good boil?

    A more vigorous boil will evaporate quicker, thereby changing your OG.
  16. J

    My new refractometer is AWESOME.

    Before anybody tells you to use a barrel thief, I will make your job a **** ton simpler (because you can use it to decant starters as well) http://www.midwestsupplies.com/stainless-steel-baster.html Also, get a 1/2 inch hose clamp to secure around the neck of the bulb. This bastard leaks...
  17. J

    Started building my mash tun yesterday...

    Take a lighter to it. If it glows red and doesn't burn, it's SS. If it burns, you got gypped. It will be an issue-- those synthetic ones can't handle the temps.
  18. J

    Started building my mash tun yesterday...

    I had good results with an un-reinforced SS braid. I quickly upgraded to a false bottom, though. Totally worth it.
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