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I currently use Promash, but am looking for something that will tell me the colorie and carb content of my homebrew. I thought I saw someone say this was available in Promash but I can not seem to be able to figure that out. If anyone has suggestions including other software that will help I would greatly appreciate it.

General Homebrew Discussion / Homebrewing Abroad (Germany)
« on: June 23, 2010, 09:09:38 PM »
I am considering taking a position in Stuttgart-Moehringen, Germany and am wondering how It will affect my homebrewing. Particulary about the availability of Yeast. Does any one have experience brewing in Germany?


General Homebrew Discussion / How to know more about beer
« on: June 05, 2010, 05:35:42 PM »
I have been home brewing now for over 4 years and am interested in getting to know beer characteristics better. I am not a member of a local club, but saw someone talking about studying for the BJCP helped them really nail down the subtle differences. I currently brew all grain and keg but mostly from tried and true recipes. I would like to take it to the next level and try my own recipes but do not know enough about the different characteristics of the ingredients to risk my own.

I checked the BJCP page but did not find what I was looking for.

Where can I find a bibliography that will help me become smarter on the distinctions on beer ingredients?

Kegging and Bottling / Kegging and priming sugar
« on: April 01, 2010, 02:59:16 PM »
I just drained my first keg (a lager) and am wondering if I missed something. I used 7 PSI at 34 degrees but had small head from the flow. I did not use any priming sugar. Should I use some on my new fat tire clone that I brewed yesterday or was that just a result of a lager?

Yeast and Fermentation / Yeast Flavor (bananas and cloves)
« on: January 28, 2010, 02:32:47 AM »
I had the great pleasure of having a summer wheat ale (several actually) at the Red Hook Brewery. Was told that the yeast produced a banana and clove flavor. Any one know what type of yeast would provide that flavor to a home brewer?

Equipment and Software / Light bulb in fridge to control temp.
« on: November 21, 2009, 05:06:53 PM »
I have converted my freezer using this as a guide. I noticed that he is putting a lightbulb in the freezed to adjust the temp. Will this skunk the beer? Would a red reptile infrared heat lamp work better?

Thanks for your reply.

Kegging and Bottling / New to Kegging
« on: November 17, 2009, 05:00:21 PM »
I am new to kegging and am in the process of converting a freezed as per the directons on this site:
I plan on starting my first lager this weekend. What I am missing though is some guidance on how to actually keg. I have consulted "New Brewing Lager Beer" by Noonan and the classic"Joy of Home Brewing" by Papazian
Can anyone point me to a website that will step me through the process from secondary fermenter to pint glass?


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