@daveactive 2 days, 11 hours ago
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I’ve been hearing a lot lately about recirculating the mash during the mashing process in order to get a clearer and better quality beer. There seem to be a lot of methods of doing this. I vorlauf after mashing out before beginning to sparge, but it sounds like some people recirculate DURING the mash. Does anyone on Brewtogether do this? If…[Read more]
Finally tapped the keg of Citra IPA that we brewed on 10-29 and kegged on 11/30. We wanted to wait until our friends who brewed it with us could join us, and it was worth the wait! Very smooth, taste of the Citra hops comes through without any excess bitterness. Maybe the extra conditioning time in the keg helped, too. A very drinkable beer!
Happy New Year to all my fellow homebrewers. Each year it seems that a new or different beer style comes out that becomes very popular for a while. One year it was heavily hopped IPAs, another year it was high ABV stouts and porters, recently it was hazy New England IPAs. What are everyone’s predictions for what style will dominate the year 2020?
Dave commented on the post, How to Acquire, Grow, and Harvest Your Own Homegrown Hops 1 month ago
Great article. I would love to try growing my own hops, but the only place I would probably get enough sun would be on my deck. Has anybody tried growing them in a container?
We had a great (although cold!) day of hiking on the Appalachian Trail south of Bear’s Den in Bluemont, VA, followed up by a stop at Bear Chase Brewing for an outstanding IPA (Mornin’ Sunshine) and an equally outstanding Bavarian pretzel. Great way to finish out the day!
Definitely want to disassemble and clean the tap handle and beer line after each keg, but I also found that the faucet covers that Jim posted have made a huge difference in the tap handles not sticking (and they’re cheap, too!)
I was reading somewhere that ales fermented at cooler temperatures (low 60’s) tend to come out better than when they are fermented at higher temps (70’s). I know that ales are pretty forgiving when it comes to temperature control, but has anyone noticed a difference based on fermentation temperature?
Dave commented on the post, How to Acquire, Grow, and Harvest Your Own Homegrown Hops 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Great article, thanks for posting it!
Attended our first Oktoberfest event of the year last night at Old Ox Brewery. Great Marzen on tap!
I’ve brewed three batches of Cascade SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) beers over the last couple of years, as it is a simple beer to brew that most everybody seems to enjoy. However this last time we wanted to try something a little different, so because of my love of Mosaic Hops, we tried substituting Mosaic for Cascade. Same exact recipe,…[Read more]
Cascade SMaSH has long been one of our standard beers on tap. Simple to brew, just 10 lbs of 2-row malted barley and a few ounces of Cascade hops, and everyone seems to like it. Given my obsession with Mosaic hops, I thought I’d try making a Mosaic SMaSH, using the same recipe and substituting Mosaic for Cascade. So we…[Read more]
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