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Offline tubercle

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Re: Kitchen sink - is simple better
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2011, 09:45:59 PM »
It only affects those who brew to style, what ever that is.

See, I'll disagree with that. Even as someone who brews wildly complex beers (and not really to style). A muddled malt profile is a muddled malt profile no matter if you make a brown ale or Beechum's Kitchen Sink and it may not be a universal axiom, but it sure feels like one to say that muddled anything is bad.

A simple way to fix this is don't muddle the malt profile if that is not what you like. You don't have to throw in "everything" that's laying around.

 On the other hand, if muddle is your thing...
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Re: Kitchen sink - is simple better
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2011, 07:18:51 AM »
Look at Jamil's recipe for belgian dark strong in brewing classic styles.  That is an obvious kitchen sink beer (he admits that) and I believe it took first place in Nationals.  Brewing technique and tailoring your process for your ingridients is always the great equalizer.
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Re: Kitchen sink - is simple better
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2011, 08:50:25 AM »
A lot of the "best recipes" in cooking have a shipload of ingredients.  Don't know why beer would be any different.
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