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Ingredients / Re: Spices for a Witbier
« on: July 24, 2013, 04:05:22 PM »
I use lime leaves, ginger and a little chamomile.

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Ingredients / Re: maris otter flavor?
« on: July 24, 2013, 04:04:37 PM »
Maris otter does not provide a "malty backbone" per say. It is more "biscuity", like English "biscuits". Yes, there is some malt character, obviously. But if you want malt flavor you might look to Munich and Vienna styles of malt. Moderate doses of lighter 10-40 L also provide some malt characteristics. Higher loco bond levels will be more raisin like.

Loco bond? is that like bail for crazy people?

Stupid autofil on iPhone. That's what I get posting while brewing.

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Ingredients / Re: maris otter flavor?
« on: July 24, 2013, 03:41:27 PM »
Maris otter does not provide a "malty backbone" per say. It is more "biscuity", like English "biscuits". Yes, there is some malt character, obviously. But if you want malt flavor you might look to Munich and Vienna styles of malt. Moderate doses of lighter 10-40 L also provide some malt characteristics. Higher loco bond levels will be more raisin like.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Belle Saison Dry Yeast
« on: July 24, 2013, 02:56:49 PM »
Impressed by this yeast. Pitched @ 64 on Saturday and ramped it up to 68 on Monday and ramped up temp to 78 today but its already close to being done. Nice and spicy and some nice citrus notes. It was a 1.058 OG beer. Didn't rehydrate, either.

So maybe we won't get Banned??  :P

Not today! ;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Belle Saison Dry Yeast
« on: July 24, 2013, 02:35:50 PM »
Impressed by this yeast. Pitched @ 64 on Saturday and ramped it up to 68 on Monday and ramped up temp to 78 today but its already close to being done. Nice and spicy and some nice citrus notes. It was a 1.058 OG beer. Didn't rehydrate, either.

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All Things Food / Re: Pickles and other fermented foods
« on: July 24, 2013, 11:37:53 AM »
My first batch of pickles didn't turn out. I put them in my crock and weighted them down with the stone but a bunch if them managed to escape and molded. They smelled bad so I dumped.

Second batch back in mason jars and should be ready early next week.

Been enjoying a few batches of pickled eggs, too. Anxiously awaiting some that I added bunches of fresh garden picked jalapeños too. Read next week sometime.

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Beer Recipes / Re: English Pale Ale
« on: July 24, 2013, 09:32:09 AM »
But if you don't want Fullers taste, why use Fullers yeast?


Missed that part. Plenty of other English ales yeasts out there. But 007 tastes exactly like 002 to me. Just drier.

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The Pub / Re: Want to plant a hachiya, can I?
« on: July 24, 2013, 03:26:31 AM »
My persimmon trees don't have broad root systems. Course they are native. This might not help...

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Beer Recipes / Re: English Pale Ale
« on: July 24, 2013, 03:19:34 AM »
All you really need IMO is a good floor malted MO like Thomas Fawcett and some nice East Kent Goldings, or Challenger or even Target. But you really need the EKGs. Just sayin. WLP002 or its equivalent. Use at least 2 oz per 5 gallons dry hops. Don't overcarbonate. And if you use any MO for god's sake stay away from victory or you will over do it. Victory is kinda like a cheap replacement for MO. Just go all MO. Add 5% crystal if you must. But no more.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What Are You Drinking Tonight?
« on: July 24, 2013, 03:09:19 AM »
A friend of mine stopped by at the end of a long day at work today and brought a bottle of New Glarus Raspberry Tart and a bottle of their Serendipity to share.  That's the kind of friend one needs to encourage.

Wait ... my friends never show up with beer, They always show wanting beer. wait.... oh, God. I suck!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kegged Beer Tastes Boozy
« on: July 24, 2013, 03:05:10 AM »
Hard to pin point an alcohol taste, judging from individual pallets perception. But I will shoot in the dark here: did you purge the keg with co2 before racking? Is there any chance the beer picked up o2 during racking? Sometimes I pick up early signs of o2 problems as an alcohol-like character.

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Ingredients / Re: Over did it with coriander
« on: July 23, 2013, 04:06:59 AM »
Blending is the most effective option but if the decision is between experimenting and dumping then definitely experiment.

Dumping is not a sin. No need forcing yourself to drink something you are not entirely happy with. Especially if you have something else waiting in the wings. I've had plenty of 5 gallon beer rivers flowing down my driveway before. While I hated to waste the brewday I was never sorry to see the beer go.

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The Pub / Re: One more reason to be impressed by Sierra Nevada
« on: July 23, 2013, 02:26:04 AM »
Finally got my hands on some canned condition SNPA. Damn, forgot how good and simple that beer is. Better out of the can even? Definitely the perfect pale ale in a can. Smacks Dale's in the dirt.

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Ingredients / Re: Over did it with coriander
« on: July 23, 2013, 02:21:58 AM »
brew a second batch and blend it. At this point, adding more of anything is just going to intensify the cacophony. Also, sometimes the best way to rescue a batch is dump it and start over.

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Already went back and listened to a couple I missed. Love to be able to do this. Thanks AHA!

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