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All Grain Brewing / Re: Biscuit Flavor
« on: March 23, 2016, 08:01:56 AM »
Oh.  I have never noticed any biscuit flavor in any of the Foster's beers, so I can't help you.

If you want to get the cat piss flavor of Foster's, I recommend Pride of Ringwood hops.  ;)

All Grain Brewing / Re: Biscuit Flavor
« on: March 22, 2016, 07:32:44 PM »
For Fuller's ESB, I recommend 95 % Maris Otter,  5% carastan.  Use Fuller's yeast, and a combination of Target,  Challenger,  Northdown, for Bittering, and EKGs for finishing.  That combination should get you there

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

"If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer which beer would it be and why?"

Avec les bons Vœux de la brasserie Dupont.  Because while I have had great success in brewing other beer styles I love, I definitely need work on the Super Saison front.  I am happy with my normal saisons, but making a killer big on is a bit elusive.

Yesterday I brewed a Mexican Vienna.

10 gallons, OG 1.048

10 lb. Avangard vienna
6 lb. Avangard pils
6 lb. flaked maize
6 oz. black prinz

Mash at 148°F for 75 min

2 oz. Hallertau Mittelfrueh FWH
1.9 oz. Clusters 60 min

Boil for 75 min. Chill to 50°F.

Split between yeast cakes of WY2035 American Lager and WY2532 Munich Lager II

How effectively was that Schlitz recipe communicated to you Denny? ;)

Ingredients, mash temps and processes

.....and he will never brew it, because it calls for Clusters and Fuggles.  :)

Equipment and Software / Re: Special forces 12g CO2 cartridges
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:01:53 PM »
and I  went ahead and used them. No oil.

Now in the  Internet records, I hope,  for those who try to  Google this

Equipment and Software / Special forces 12g CO2 cartridges
« on: March 17, 2016, 02:10:09 PM »
Does anyone know if these are safe to dispense beer (e.g., does not contain oil)?

I brewed that a couple of times as well.  That is a great beer.

I had to google it, and was pleasantly surprised to see that Alexander's Sun Country malt extract is still available.  Dang.  I might have to order some and brew it, just for old time's sake as well.

The Pub / Re: How far to closest brewpub?
« on: March 14, 2016, 09:00:00 PM »
This intrigued me enough to open up Google maps, to determine that I am 1.0, 1.2, and 1.4 miles from the three brew pubs in town.  The 1.0 and 1.2 miles are 0.2 miles apart (convenient!), but the 1.4 mile one is in another direction.

But, it really doesn't matter to me, as I spend 90% of my time at my local pub, which has all three breweries on tap.

Beer Recipes / Re: Low Gravity English IPA
« on: March 14, 2016, 12:19:40 PM »
"Low gravity IPA" just doesn't sound right to me. Can't we come up with a better name?

its called session IPA

I prefer the term "Original IPA" or just "IPA".  What American homebrewers think of IPA, should be called "American IPA" or "BJCP IPA".

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What styles of beer age best?
« on: March 12, 2016, 05:24:36 PM »
A big wee heavy, like 1.120ish OG, doesn't start to taste good until it is at least 2 years old, IMO.  Until then, it just tastes too sweet. Something good happens to them over time.

All Grain Brewing / Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« on: March 11, 2016, 09:43:41 AM »
I was expecting more bongs and hobbit posters.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Brewing Water
« on: March 09, 2016, 01:23:00 PM »
I brewed with tap water supplied by the city, sometimes treated with hydrogen peroxide to remove the chlorine.

Or sometimes I just let it come to a boil.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: How come Starsan turns cloudy?
« on: March 06, 2016, 01:37:31 PM »
I'm glad I read this thread, as yesterday when I made up a batch of star san solution and it looked like skim milk, I knew the reason why.  Generally, my brewing water is very soft, coming from the Continental Divide.  The local WTP, however, is getting an upgrade, however, and I am stuck with disgusting Missouri River water until April.  The stuff tastes like moss.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Introduction/ newer brewer
« on: March 02, 2016, 02:54:40 PM »
That must be in reference to something in Dan's past but I am not familiar with it. I only bought 3 kits or so before I went to doing some clones, then on to All Grain, but I had no issues with those kits that I could detect as a newbie brewer. Or maybe its an inside joke I am not privy to, either way I think they are a great LHBS and now run a great tasting brewing operation that is spreading quickly through Cincinnati area. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any new brewer in the area, and their brewing education classes are run by Siamese Moose from here on the forum.

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