You've come to the right place! May all our posts be archived until kingdom come or until we lose interest, whichever comes first. Keeping fingers crossed...
It seems I haven't brewed for almost 6 months -- yikes! I'm really intrigued by that 100% oat malt idea though, might need to try that sooner than later! Otherwise I have the ingredients for a 19th century American stock ale on deck for random brewing purposes, hopefully sometime in February.
I still need to bottle all my cider and cyser from October, it's all done and ready to rock. The wild fermented one in the back of the fridge is not bad but not great either, has a slight acetone flavor. The others are great. I made four batches in all.
Sometime this year I really still want to run an exbeeriment to determine the impact of high vs. low efficiency on finished beer flavor. I have the experience to dial in my efficiency to whatever I want, from 50s to 90s, so I figure I'm the right guy to run this, with the only variables being efficiency and total weight of malt. Someone give me a round tuit again, as I seem to have lost the last one.
Feel free to insert your own random comments here -- might possibly turn into an accidental interesting thread, maybe, or maybe not. Happy brewing, all.