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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Using Irish Moss
« on: November 10, 2012, 05:39:35 AM »
Yes it is worth using it and no it does not affect the flavor.

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Beer Recipes / Re: American Saison
« on: November 08, 2012, 01:45:05 PM »
My experience with pilsner has been DMS.  Of the three batches I have done, 2 were off and the one I got right was boiled for 90 minutes.  I have 10 pounds that I need to use but want to get it right as I hate wasting time and money.

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Beer Recipes / Re: American Saison
« on: November 08, 2012, 01:19:56 PM »
What is your planned boil time?  I have suffered with pilsner and I believe it is down to my boil time.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Pumpkin beer and Belgium yeast
« on: October 31, 2012, 01:06:15 PM »
Just tasted the pumpkin beer out of the fermenter and I am happy as one can be!  The T58 came through well and it has a great pumpkin character coming through and I was able to make it a session at 4.7%!

Thanks for the advise from you all!

Tim

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Pumpkin beer and Belgium yeast
« on: October 28, 2012, 06:07:55 AM »
I have already brewed it and used T58 for it.  Most of the yeast that has been used, or the ones I have read about have been American or English so my curiosity led me to the T58.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Pumpkin beer and Belgium yeast
« on: October 28, 2012, 03:09:11 AM »
Has anyone used a yeast strain that is Flemish in origin for a pumpkin beer?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Pumpkin beer and Belgium yeast
« on: October 27, 2012, 03:03:48 PM »
Thanks for the English lesson on a beer forum after a few beers. You may want to head over to www.writing.com, (insert choice words)...

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Yeast and Fermentation / Pumpkin beer and Belgium yeast
« on: October 27, 2012, 02:55:44 PM »
Has anyone else used a Belgium yeast in a pumpkin beer?  I used a T58 to do something different but there is not a lot out there that isn't American or English Ale yeast fermented.  I know that Timmermans did one but I have found it.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Which dry ale yeasts to keep as backup?
« on: October 22, 2012, 12:31:47 PM »
US-05 but I am happy with it as a primary yeast.  I have a T58 going right now in a pumpkin beer and it smells like death but apparently, T58 does that during fermentation, or so I have read.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Rehydrating Dry Yeast
« on: October 16, 2012, 01:45:17 PM »
I just used Fermentis T58 and did not hydrate and quite honestly, I don't know if it would have started any faster or needed to hydrate.  I have had great luck with US-05 but this stuff was a monster.  It raced to full fermentation in 6 hours and the next morning it was around 78 degrees which made me move quick to cool it down as I did not see the big temps coming.  It has since been cooled to the mid-60's but it is still bubbling away.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That moment when...
« on: October 14, 2012, 05:06:48 AM »
Thanks for the chuckle this morning.  :)

I've never done that but have had equally frustrating experiences on brew day.  I'm sure you wanted to transfer the mash to a bucket and back anyway, right?

I hope the rest of the day goes smooth.

Paul

Oh yes, that is what happened! Had to boil some water to bring it back to temp but it all worked out. Well except for I am now out of propane but that is an easy walk down the street.



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General Homebrew Discussion / That moment when...
« on: October 14, 2012, 04:17:44 AM »
Just had that moment when you just closed the top on a hour long mash, started doing dishes and notice your mash tun filter/screen in the dish rack.  DANGER WILL ROBINSON, DANGER!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Timothy Taylor's Landlord
« on: October 07, 2012, 03:46:05 PM »
It is different in the bottle regardless of location.  I bought a bottle a couple of years ago to share with my parents when they came over and it just was not the same.  This is not to be unexpected as most beers are at least a bit different in the bottle.

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All Grain Brewing / First repeat recipe almost on mark
« on: October 07, 2012, 02:37:23 PM »
So I finally settled down after nearly 2 years of brewing and did a repeat of one of my recipes (Locke's Liberty Stout).  I changed up a couple of things such as the hops but for the most part it was pretty close to the original.  THe first OG was 1.064 and this one was 1.074.  Not spot on but I am happy with the attempt to try and repeat it.  IT will either come out sweeter or stronger but I am not overly worried about it at this point as it was a good beer the first time around.  Right now, it is bubbling away so it would appear to be good to go.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Timothy Taylor's Landlord
« on: October 07, 2012, 02:29:17 PM »
Speaking as the Yank in the UK that I am.

Landlord is a good solid ale.  One thing I find is that it varies from year to year in taste.  I don't know if it is the Golden Promise malt but it seems to swing with the seasons.  The one thing it has going wrong with it is that Madonna said it was her favorite beer a few years ago and that riled the locals up a bit.  Regardless, it is a much better out of a hand pump thna it is out of a bottle. 

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