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Title: Denny's Article in the Current Zymergy
Post by: CB-Illinois on April 24, 2012, 02:26:59 PM
Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that Denny wrote a great article about creating homebrew recipies in the latest Zymergy.  Thank you Denny!!!  I enjoyed reading it and learned a lot.  I am deffinently going to start making teas out of grain and hops after this weeks trip to the LHBS.

I do have one question out there for all of you guys.  Denny was writing about a particular Porter he made and stated that the pH was low.  Does anyone know what the "notmal" pH range for beer is?

Again thank you Denny!
Title: Re: Denny's Article in the Current Zymergy
Post by: a10t2 on April 24, 2012, 03:01:17 PM
Broadly speaking, most finished beers will be in the 4-4.5 pH range. Something with a lot of hop alpha acids could be <4, and sour beers can be <3.
Title: Re: Denny's Article in the Current Zymergy
Post by: denny on April 24, 2012, 03:51:06 PM
Glad you got something out of the article.
Title: Re: Denny's Article in the Current Zymergy
Post by: nateo on April 27, 2012, 10:33:25 PM
Yeah Denny, that was a great article! Something I see a lot from newer brewers is the "malt soup" recipe, where they add a bunch of ingredients with no idea of what they do, and they end up with muddled flavors. I know I did that for a year or two when I started making my own recipes. Hopefully some people will read your article and make better beer.
Title: Re: Denny's Article in the Current Zymergy
Post by: denny on April 28, 2012, 03:47:08 PM
That's the idea!
Title: Re: Denny's Article in the Current Zymergy
Post by: brewmichigan on May 10, 2012, 06:59:43 PM
It made me want to listen to Jerry Garcia for some reason.
Title: Re: Denny's Article in the Current Zymergy
Post by: denny on May 10, 2012, 07:01:25 PM
It made me want to listen to Jerry Garcia for some reason.

That's the LAST thing I'd want you to do!
Title: Re: Denny's Article in the Current Zymergy
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on May 10, 2012, 07:09:26 PM
..Something I see a lot from newer brewers is the "malt soup" recipe, where they add a bunch of ingredients with no idea of what they do, and they end up with muddled flavors. I know I did that for a year or two when I started making my own recipes...

Same here - the descriptions of all the malts sounds so enticing - why not use ALL of them TOGETHER?

I didn't really 'get it' until I started taking copious notes on the malt flavor (not just 'malty', etc.). I still go off of (limited) experience - Denny's article gave me something to think on while writing recipes!
Title: Re: Denny's Article in the Current Zymergy
Post by: GolfBum on May 10, 2012, 08:32:27 PM
I just started brewing this past summer and have tried my hand at my own recipes with some moderate success, the beer taste good to me. But I have noticed that my first batches always need improvement. After reading the article combined with what I am tasting from my own beers I need to research more of what I put in the beer and how it melds together to create what I want.

Thanks for the awesome article.