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  1. J

    What is saison “funk”?

    Does anyone want to try to describe the taste of a saison “funk” for me?
  2. J

    Second batch, nasty “off” flavors?

    My second brew ever was a recipe kit for gingersnap saison. Today was bottling day. I tasted the beer from my hydrometer and it was pretty nasty. I have been very diligent about cleaning and sterilizing and following directions. There isn’t anything to do now except wait and see, but I was...
  3. J

    Fermentation temp too warm?

    I brewed my second batch last Saturday, a gingersnap saison from a pre-made recipe kit. It used a dry yeast, but I don’t remember which. The instructions did not indicate a preferred temp for fermentation. I had read that saisons can be happy fermenting at higher temps, so that is what I chose...
  4. J

    Second brew recommendations?

    I am a brand new brewer, having made only one 5 gal batch. My first was a clone of the Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA from an extract kit with specialty grains and four different applications of hops. Much to my surprise, it turned out great. Now I want to make my next batch to add...
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    An appreciative comment

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the forum in the past. As I have been searching and reading, going off on a tangent and reading some more, searching more and reading more… it is apparent that a lot of people have taken a lot of time to contribute. There is a TON of great information...
  6. J

    New brewer from North Carolina

    I just bought an unused starter kit at a yard sale and am looking forward to brewing my first batch. I look forward to learning from the membership here as I progress in my new hobby.