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  1. BDawg62

    Churchill’s brown ale

    Hoppy, That would have too much dark malt for a Scottish.
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    No evidence of fermentation?

    If there isn't a perfect seal, there won't be gas bubbles in the airlock.
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    No evidence of fermentation?

    Some fermentations don't develop Krausen for one reason or another. Check your gravity. I"ll bet you already had fermentation.
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    Metallic Grass like taste, need help

    Congratulations, you have finally gotten @RickBeer to give up. That is a feat worthy of a medal. It is your beer and you can do what you want with it. I always drink a bottle after a week of carbonation. It lets me know how my carbonation level is progressing and how the beer is progressing. I always drink at least a couple of ounces at bottling so I can see the changes starting to happen. Not to mention, I don't have the patience to wait longer to see how my batch turned out. They do change as the weeks go by but in the end it is your beer. And by the way, you aren't wasting it by drinking it, you are just converting it to waste water.
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    Yeast Wars ?

    There are also some commercial yeast that you can purchase that is already a blend. I use a couple from White Labs myself. WLP080 is their Cream Ale yeast which is suppose to be a blend of Lager and Ale yeast. Also, WLP060 is their American Ale blend which is a blend of several American Ale yeast. Both of these yeast perform well and I really like the WLP060, it seems to perform a little better than WYeast 1056 which was my go to American Ale yeast in the past. I still use it for some recipes that I have had good results with but I use the WLP060 on any new American Ale recipes that I try.
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    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    Passed it a couple of weeks ago. Judging this weekend at the Ohio State Fair.
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    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    One week later and I would probably be there. Hoping to make the list for the BJCP exam on the 23rd.
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    First Experiment

    I would say that is active fermentation
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    Yeast in bottles

    Here is a video for a gadget that I don't know if it works or not.
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    Belle Saison

    Give that yeast time to finish (make sure you go the full 3 weeks). It will eat through most everything. It is a monster.
  11. BDawg62

    Looking for a Christmas beer recipe

    The last Club Competition for my homebrew club was everyone brewing the same recipe. It was in fact my Blonde Ale recipe that I have won several medals in other competitions. I did not win either, and every beer that was brewed was different from each other. So a recipe is only a guideline, you as a brewer have to do everything else to complete that beer. Even Anheuser Busch brewers have to blend several batches of Budweiser to get the taste just right.
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    Metallic Grass like taste, need help

    If you are transferring to secondary, how are you accomplishing this? If you are using a racking cane to move the beer from a 5 gallon carboy to an LBK then try replacing the racking cane and tubing. I have only used a secondary twice and that was when I racked my initial batch onto cherry puree and recently I split a 5 gallon batch in the middle of fermentation and added orange zest to half of it. The 1st half stayed in the original fermentor.
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    Wort aeration is bad?!

    Only one way to check this out. Brew two identical batches side by side and only aerate one of them. Then when both batches are ready to drink, do a blind triangle test with tasters to see which beer is preferred and if they are able to pick out the different beer. I am still going to aerate.
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    Starting to think about HME and LME

    Canmanron, I understand the "twang" that you are getting. I got it from any HME or LME batch that I brewed. Then I tried DME and added my own hops and it all but disappeared. Now with all grain it is gone completely. I use my tap water and campden tablets to dechlorinate it. Maybe try the DME approach or try Distilled water since the LME and HME already have the necessary minerals in them.
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    First attempt starting tonight

    What is the purpose of the Wine fridge? Why are your bottles on their side. You need to carbonate at 70 degrees or higher. Also, your bottles will carbonate on their side but then you will have a layer of trub on the side of the bottles. Always keep your bottles upright to keep the trub on the bottom. Otherwise it will end up in your beer when you pour it.