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by MrDanders
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Summertime Brews
Replies: 8
Views: 15633

I just tasted a British dark Mild I brewed this month -- It's a beauty, and would be a highly refreshing summertime ale. Classic Mild style, with low alcohol, but a good bit of character from some roasted grains and a hint of British hops on top. Very clean and fresh, yet dark. See the recipe at htt...
by MrDanders
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: adjusting starting gravity - extract
Replies: 2
Views: 6175

I have an easy way to hit the target gravity: If you are boiling something less than the full 5 gallons, say 3 gallons, then only pour one gallon of fresh cold water into the fermenter first, not the full 2. When the wort is appropriately cooled, dump it in to the fermenter -- now holding about 4 ga...
by MrDanders
Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: No Carbonation...
Replies: 4
Views: 9338

It Worked!

Just wanted to say thanks and let you know the ESB turned out GREAT! You wrote to me on the Hop VIne forum about leaving my ESB in the bottle a couple more weeks before testing again -- (there was no carbonation after the first week.) Well -- I just opened her up after waiting 2 full weeks more -- p...
by MrDanders
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: No Carbonation...
Replies: 4
Views: 9338

Thanks, Wottaguy. I will TRY to be patient...
(but the problem is that the stuff tasted so !@#$ good! It was a real hit of a recipe)

I'll give it a while.

Mr. D.
by MrDanders
Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: No Carbonation...
Replies: 4
Views: 9338

No Carbonation...

Well...I bottled a beauty of an ESB and am having squirrelly carbonation issues:

First, after a week resting at about 62
by MrDanders
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Fruity aromas & Esters
Replies: 1
Views: 10433

Fruity aromas & Esters

Question for the chemists: I bottled an IPA a month ago and have been sampling since. It has an almost overpowering fruitiness when poured -- Strong esters (so I'm told.) that are not really that pleasant. I find that if I chill it all the way down to fridge temperature (~42
by MrDanders
Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Fruity aromas & Esters
Replies: 1
Views: 4257

Fruity aromas & Esters

Question for the chemists: I bottled an IPA a month ago and have been sampling since. It has an almost overpowering fruitiness when poured -- Strong esters (so I'm told.) that are not really that pleasant. I find that if I chill it all the way down to fridge temperature (~42
by MrDanders
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Extracts late in Boil
Replies: 4
Views: 6270

Thanks. Does that mean that you can really wait longer to put extract into a grain tea for all recipes? Also, is there a difference between DME and LME in the boil? That is, does one or the other stand up better to the full 60-minute boil? I'm still learning this stuff -- On my 3rd batch now. MrD.
by MrDanders
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Extracts late in Boil
Replies: 4
Views: 6270

Re: Adding Extracts late in Boil

That makes sense....Thanks.
by MrDanders
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Extracts late in Boil
Replies: 4
Views: 6270

Adding Extracts late in Boil

I need some help in understanding why some recipes call for adding extracts late in the boil. Why, for example, does a BYO extract+grains recipe for an Anchor Steam clone have a usual first-boil addition of some DME, followed 45 minutes later by the addition of a can of LME? What function is served ...