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Yeast and Fermentation / Sour finish in beers using S-05
« on: April 01, 2012, 10:01:28 PM »
The last two beers I've brewed with S-05 have had a slight sour tang in the finish.  These batches have been ten gallons with five fermented with S-05 and five fermented with various lager yeasts.  The lagers have turned out very clean.

I wouldn't have read this article if it hadn't been linked here.  I don't think we are in any serious danger of losing any future homebrewers over this. :) 

All Grain Brewing / Re: CaraAroma vs Aromatic?
« on: March 22, 2012, 02:01:15 PM »
I have tried the Carared with Denny's recommendation and it was OK, but I still prefer a mixture of darker crystal malts (60,80,120) for deeper red color. YMMV.

Making a starter for a Belgian Blonde Ale that Ron and I will be brewing on the 19th.  First beer of the year, took the winter off from brewing this year, then we got no snow.  Go figure. :o

The Pub / Re: Tornado hit my son's school
« on: March 05, 2012, 11:15:29 PM »
Glad all are OK, Keith.  My wife lived in Xenia OH when it was destroyed in the 70s.  These storms are scary for good reason.  Be safe.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Why I brew
« on: March 05, 2012, 08:54:56 PM »
Because I like to drink good beer, but I don't alway like to pay a lot for it.  I also brew to my tastes, mostly for American styles, just because there are hop/grist combinations that just aren't available commercially.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Old Speckled Hen
« on: January 27, 2012, 08:08:24 PM »
It's OK, just not a big fan of the style.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WL833 tastes sweet
« on: January 06, 2012, 05:09:00 PM »
I regularly use 833 for Ofest and Doppelbocks.  I does accentuate the malt more than 830 for instance, I think it is great for those two styles though (especially the Celebrator clone).

All Grain Brewing / Re: Traquair house Clone
« on: December 30, 2011, 02:54:20 PM »
boil it down until you're scared!

Yeah, that boiled down pint is like syrup!  And darn tasty too!

All the kegs are full.  My plan is to lay off drinking after the new year for a month or so. 

No brewing.  Will begin cold crashing DIPA from a couple of weeks ago and put up a Christmas tree.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is my pilsner done fermenting?
« on: December 02, 2011, 07:14:22 PM »
I don't see the benefit of doing an additonal diacetyl rest.  Although your FG is a bit high for that mash profile.  4 weeks in the primary and 4 days at 60 should have gotten you to the finish line.  I have not used that yeast, so I have no experience as to how well it attenuates.

I have 10 gallons of AAA slated for Monday celebrating Cinqo de Diciembre  ;)

curious, what's celebrating in the US on cinco de diciembre?, got my day off same day! i want to brew that day

Just because I get the day off.  Work has been rough over the last couple of months, it will be nice to get a breather.

Brewed a DIPA on Friday.  Hoplicious! ;D

I have 10 gallons of AAA slated for Monday celebrating Cinqo de Diciembre  ;)

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