« on: November 24, 2012, 09:44:21 AM »
Gonna try the B3 Tart of Darkness kit this weekend.
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Sparging with boiling water is not a good plan. You are likely extracting harsh tannins, which may or may not be the "starchy" flavor you are referring to.
It's the pH, not the temp, that's the culprit in tannin extraction. If not, no one could do decoction mashes.
I'm sure thetooth meant: I highly recommend "NOT" sparging with boiling water.
+2 to The Compleat Meadmaker
Best of luck to ya, Sean! I imagine it feels like buying your first house.
Especially since I'll be living upstairs.
It tastes good now, so i can't go wrong with just drinking it I guess! I'll stow a couple away for the sake of science.
No confusion here - tongue was firmly planted in cheek!
Are these US-only trademarks? Because I'm pretty lazy when it comes to naming my beers... Perhaps I should file for the trademark here in Europe... "Phil's Two-Hearted Evil Cousin 'Old Rasputin' aka Raging b**** Boston Lager"
Just send me 3 bottles and a mortgage payment for all those "g"s and we're good.
As for General Motors...they're lucky I havent' gone after them!
I had the same thought about US versus rest of the world. Not gonna hire a lawyer to find out but I'm curious.
Too late - I just registered "Strange Brew", "Strange Brewing" and any derivative thereof in English, French and Spanish in both Canada and Mexico. Now let's see ... I need to write two cease and desist letters to make sure no sales occur in either of those countries!! I see how this works. Much better than creating a real business.
What if they just remove all of the vowels? "Strng Brw"
1. Use BCJP score sheets instead of crappy score sheet currently used, and encourage/require judges to provide feedback of some kind (though we don't have any certified judges).
2. Have a display with beer equipment and supplies (grains, hops, etc).
3. Staff the display to answer questions and sign up new members.
4. Possibly have a brewing demonstration one evening.
5. Display board with pictures of our club brewing and/or of the brewing process.