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    Adding Sour Cherries to Sour Beer

    I brewed up 5 gallons of the golden sour recipe from the Rare Barrel yesterday. I pitched WLP 655 and I am a bit surprised to see fermentation take off already. My plan is to let it get nice and sour and then rack it on to a mess of Nanking cherries that are in my freezer. My questions...
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    American IPA West Coast Style IPA

    Recipe: Extract IPA Style: American IPA TYPE: Extract Ingredients: ------------ Amt Name Type # %/IBU 12.8 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 1 8.7 % 6.4 oz...
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    What are you waiting for?

    What styles of beer have you been meaning to brew, but haven't gotten around to yet? I'm curious to see what others think. Personally, I have been trying to create a beer cellar with a variety of different beers in it, so I can decide what I'm in the mood for and have a selection to share with...
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    Tofu in GF beers

    I am soon going to try my hand at a GF beer for the first time, and have been doing some research on the subject. One of the concerns with GF beers is lack of head retention. I have also read in a few sources that you can use tofu in the mash to improve head retention. I am curious if...
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    First AG batch - Best Bitter

    It feels good getting the first AG batch started! I decided to go with a 2.5 gallon batch, since I don't drink huge amounts and my wife doesn't drink beer at all. Her loss. I don't have much gear, so I went with BIAB and cooled off in a bath of cold water and snow (we have so much snow here...
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    Primary, Secondary or Bottle?

    Hi - I've had a batch of BGSA in the primary for about 6 weeks now. Up until about a week ago, it had about 2 inches of yeasty foam on top, but that has all settled over the past week. Hydrometer readings have been stable over the past 3 days. However, the beer is still quite cloudy...
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    Moldy beer

    Here's the story - I had a batch of California Common which I was fermenting in a bucket in a closet. I left it alone for about a month, and then took the lid off to check gravity a few days ago. Tonight, I opened it to check gravity again and noticed mold along the top of the krausen line...
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    Greetings from Calgary

    Hi everyone - I have recently taken up brewing for the first time since university (nearly 20 years ago). My experiments in school were never very good - I realize now that it was because possibly due to sanitation, and mostly due to pounding the 'finished' product about 2 days after it was...
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