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I never worried about botulism with old LME. I've made beer with old LME and it didn't taste very fresh. Using it for yeast starters is a good idea though. I think there is something to be said about using the freshest ingredients possible. If you want to use it to make some batches then I say go for it. Just my $0.02.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I received a bunch 10 year old hops
« on: June 01, 2015, 10:19:23 AM »
If the LME is as old as the hops I would throw it away. LME doesn't have a very good shelf life.

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Other Fermentables / Re: Island Mist fruit wine kits
« on: May 30, 2015, 12:42:28 PM »
I have made a few of them. They are quite tasty for what they are. I would agree that they are similar to Boone's Farm, although I think they taste better. They end up around 6% ABV and are sweet. For the most part the base wine is not very good. The flavor pack that you add after fermentation is what gives them their sweet, fruity flavor. If I were making a melomel I would rather use good quality fruit or fruit juice for the fruit flavor. Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Brandon

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: State of home-brewing
« on: May 26, 2015, 11:42:03 AM »
I worked for the LHBS in my city until it closed a few months ago. I can definitely understand some of the things being said about good inventory control. I have a feeling that was one of the reasons it didn't make it. Sadly, the closest LHBS to me, now, is at least 40 minutes away. I do have an online retailer close by that has local pickup which is convenient and cheaper than paying for shipping.

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Equipment and Software / Re: StPats Service
« on: May 07, 2015, 09:42:09 AM »
I've never dealt with them, fortunately. I'm baffled how a place like that stays in business :-/

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: doing a Kolsch style
« on: April 13, 2015, 10:03:50 PM »
I know the feeling. I brew as often as possible. I try to brew several different styles so I have plenty to choose from.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: doing a Kolsch style
« on: April 13, 2015, 09:52:13 PM »


You can carbonate at the same time as lagering.

Edit : The WY2565 can be lagered cooler than 45°F.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: doing a Kolsch style
« on: April 13, 2015, 09:46:03 PM »
You can carbonate at the same time as lagering.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: doing a Kolsch style
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:30:42 PM »
Which yeast are you planning on using?  My assumption is that the 50°F secondary is to perform a type of lagering phase. I think the 46 - 48° will be fine. If you keg your beer I would just keg it then chill it and allow it to lager for awhile to allow the beer to clean up and clarify.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Filthy Mustachio by Mobcraft Brewing
« on: April 13, 2015, 07:27:30 PM »
This is a pilsner brewed with Durian and cashews.
Aroma : Light sulphur notes from the yeast. Very low noble hop aroma. Low tropical fruit (like mango) and very light cashew aromas.

Appearance : Moderate gold color with slight haze. Low white head with little persistence.

Flavor : Similar to the aroma. Light sulphur notes. Very low noble hop flavor. Low tropical fruit (like mango) and very light cashew flavors. Med-low hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: med-light body. Smooth. Moderate carbonation.

Overall, I really like this beer. I would definitely buy this again.

Cheers,
Brandon

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Blonde Or Pale?
« on: April 10, 2015, 10:40:42 AM »
I would suggest dropping the 2 row. It won't add anything unless you do a mini-mash. Then you will get a little fermentables. Also, that is a lot of crystal malt. I would cut it in half, or less. It will end up to too sweet with that much crystal malt. The hops sound good. If you want some hop flavor or aroma you could use some hops late in the boil.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: No signs of fermentation
« on: April 07, 2015, 01:27:20 PM »



Again, it's in a carboy. ;)

Thanks for the clarification. Guess I got myself confused. I definitely agree with the others on yeast type, etc.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: No signs of fermentation
« on: April 07, 2015, 10:11:32 AM »
Don't worry about the hop sediment. It won't effect fermentation. It's very possible the bucket lid doesn't seal completely causing co2 to escape past the lid instead of going through the airlock. The best way to check for fermentation would be to open the lid and check for krausen. If there is krausen then fermentation is occurring. You could also check the specific gravity to see if it has dropped from the OG.

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Beer Recipes / Re: APA - what makes it great
« on: April 06, 2015, 04:00:18 PM »
In general, that is the challenge of beer judging. Understanding the balance of the particular style and being able to assign an appropriate score. I agree that APA is difficult. Unfortunately, what a brewery calls their beer doesn't mean it fits that style best.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Next style?
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:15:45 AM »
+1 to the Belgian Dubbel. I brewed the recipe from Brewing Classic Styles and it was quite delicious.

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