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Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
« Last post by denny on January 22, 2018, 03:42:20 PM »
Anyone have a good recipe they want to share?

Sounds like keeping it simple might be the way to go. Pilsner malt and sugar?

Yep, that's it.  Don't be tempted to make it more complicated.  I like WY1388 for the style.
Ingredients / Re: Maris Otter
« Last post by hopfenundmalz on January 22, 2018, 03:36:50 PM »
Muntons also blends, for a premium you can get 100% MO.
Beer Recipes / Belgian Golden Strong Ale
« Last post by goschman on January 22, 2018, 03:35:15 PM »
Anyone have a good recipe they want to share?

Sounds like keeping it simple might be the way to go. Pilsner malt and sugar?

Homebrew Competitions / Re: 1st Competition
« Last post by udubdawg on January 22, 2018, 03:18:35 PM »
I assume the "wild" refers to the blackberries and not some kind of wild fermentation?

you enter it how it tastes. So if it tastes like a blonde ale with blackberries, that's what you write in Specialty Information for 29A. However that is a fairly flavorful fruit, and a fairly low character style. Is the base style overwhelmed by the fruit? Do they work well together? If you read the guidelines for Blonde ale, do you get the characters it is talking about under the fruit? If not, don't expect it to do that well. Just a warning and preparation for some frustration.
I wouldn't worry about the honey as you didn't add much and some to almost all of the character will ferment out, depending on the honey. It's not an unheard of flavor in blonde ale anyway.

good luck, and welcome to the madness.
Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Beer Review Podcast
« Last post by xZ1mM3r on January 22, 2018, 03:09:35 PM »
I updated my links, they were incorrect! Sorry if anyone tried to click them and they failed. My mistake!!
General Homebrew Discussion / Unwanted CFC Whirlpool Aeration
« Last post by Mike-Ale on January 22, 2018, 02:54:41 PM »
Hey all,
I have a few brews under my belt with a new system. I am using a CFC and have a dedicated whirlpool port. I have had issues when initially starting my whirlpool with the wort bubbling considerably even with the valve open minimally. I am trying to avoid this and my thought would be to have the wort run through the whirlpool arm because that hose is connected to the top of the CFC. If I use gravity to fill the CFC will I be successful if, once “filled”, I then slowly push the wort back through the CFC using the pump from the bottom up?
Commercial Beer Reviews / Beer Review Podcast
« Last post by xZ1mM3r on January 22, 2018, 01:58:38 PM »
Hey there. I have been on this forum for a few years now. Usually just lurk, occasionally post in the home brew section.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 Purity and Why It's So Important
« Last post by klickitat jim on January 22, 2018, 01:25:03 PM »
While this thread reinforced it, I know that I need to pay attention to the CO2 that I use in my brewing. Before a year or so ago, I would have said that CO2 was CO2.

I used to think that about 8 years ago until I started talking to Co2 companies. Beverage grade Co2 is absolutely what you want. That said I still believe that on the homebrew side, as long as you are keeping your beer cold and taking other measures to minimize o2 pick up during racking/etc it's not as crucial as some make it out to be. Keeping your beer cold minimizes the effects of DO.

But absolutely if you can get beverage grade Co2 I'm not sure why you would settle for anything less, especially if you are force carbbing.
Keith, how do you purge the tank for dry hopping?
Ingredients / Re: Maris Otter
« Last post by Phil_M on January 22, 2018, 01:15:57 PM »
Don't forget Thomas Fawcett, they've been my go-to for a while. To me, Crisp has been the most disappointing, their Maris Otter comes off as muddy, likely a result of their blending. Their specialty malts weren't anything to write home about either.

It's possible I didn't have great examples, but again, Fawcett has never disappointed me. Supposedly their Maris Otter wasn't blended back when Crisp was doing so. (Don't know the current state of protein in MO, so i don't know if Crisp is still blending.)
Kegging and Bottling / Re: How often do you clean your keg faucets?
« Last post by majorvices on January 22, 2018, 12:55:32 PM »
I don't clean my home taps often enough. Probably once every 2 month (perlicks).

At the brewery I have them cleaned weekly. It's a lot easier to clean them when you can say "Hey, kid, clean the taps." ;)
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