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  1. wvu1989

    First Try at Bavarian Weissbier - Notes

    It has been mentioned in this forum before that distilled water should not be used, it is missing some essential minerals:
  2. wvu1989

    Chili Beers

    I have made the Fresco Chile Lime recipe (which uses the Aztec Cerveza as its base) a couple of times and really enjoyed it. It is easy to adjust the number of jalapenos used to suit your tastes (i would suggest starting with 2-3 as opposed to the 5-6 called for in the recipe). And it is a bit cheaper than the Calavera Chile Stout, as well (although I really want to try that one myself).
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    What's your favorite

    I have now made 28 batches of Mr. Beer refills/recipes. I like variety and always want to try new things, so there are only 3 recipes I have repeated: Fresco Chile Lime, Let It Bee Honey Blonde Ale, and Millennium Falconers Flight Red, all very good. Other favorites are Howling Red Ale and Wild Wheat.
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    Adding a hop schedule to Beach babe blonde

    I made a batch of the Beach Babe Blonde where I combined it with the instructions for the Let it Bee Honey Blonde Ale, which calls for a steep with 2 oz. each of Honey Malt and Pilsen Malt, and then 0.5 oz of Mt. Hood hops in a 5-minute boil. I thought it turned out very well.
  5. RIP, Jim.  You will be missed.

  6. wvu1989

    Millennium Falconers Flight Red Ale

    I am happy to hear the Millennium Falconers Flight Red turned out so well. Mine is ready to be bottled tomorrow night!
  7. wvu1989

    Seasonals on SALE!!!

    I'm in. Happy to finally try the Baltic Porter. I will probably love it, then it won't be available any more.
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    Recipe advice

    The Horse's Ass Ale is a simple recipe using CAL that turned out well for me: http://www.mrbeer.com/horse-s-ass-ale-recipe' And agreeing with Bonsai, the Let It Bee Honey Blond Ale is a good one as well.
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    Creating a recipe database

    Good job on this, Yoda. I didn't look at all of them carefully, but I did find one typo. When I filtered to look at recipes using the Czech Pilsner refill (because I have an extra one without a plan yet), it mistakenly included the Cerealiously Lucky Charms Milk Stout. Take a look when you get the chance.
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    Table sugar, corn sugar, or carb drops

    When I started brewing (early 2015), I read someone somewhere recommending corn sugar. I've been using it all along, and have been happy with the results. Granted, I would likely have been just as happy with the results using table sugar, but the corn sugar is inexpensive and I can keep it separate from our household sugar, therefore keeping SWMBO happy.
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    Revenge on Montezoma

    The Fresco Chile Lime recipe has been one of my favorites: http://www.mrbeer.com/refills/recipes/fresco-chile-lime-beer-recipe I have a new batch of it conditioning right now. It uses 1 can Aztec and 1 pouch booster, and the instructions call for 5-6 jalapenos and the zest of 1 small lime. Reading the reviews about 5-6 peppers making it too spicy for some people, I revised it to 4 peppers and used zest from two limes, and I was very happy with the results. If you're "not a hot pepper type of person", you could cut it down to 1-2, and I think you'll still get a nice flavor. I also made the Noche de Luna recipe (different hops than in "Noche del Lobo", instructions found in the Mr. Beer archives here: https://mrbeer.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/5000523104-noche-de-luna-recipe-instructions) early in my brewing adventure and it was just okay.
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    Summer's last brew

    @scouterbill, I opened my "scouterbill Wild Wheat" over the weekend, and I really like it. The citrusy hops hit you up front, much like an IPA, but as it warms up, the wheat beer flavors come through a bit more. A very interesting beer, thanks again for posting your idea!
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    The saga begins

    There are notches in the opening (under the lid) that allow gas to vent, so you should be fine. I have seen posts that recommend loosening the lid 1/4 turn as well. I've done it some times, other times not, and never had an issue either way.
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    Summer's last brew

    scouterbill, just so you know, I copied your idea. When you originally posted this, I was all set to brew a batch of Wild Wheat that weekend, and only needed the Saaz hops from my LHBS. Seeing your post, and being a big fan of Deschutes' Fresh Squeezed IPA myself, I decided to get the Citra and Mosaic instead, along with the grains you mentioned. I only went with 1 oz. of honey malt, though. I haven't tasted any samples yet, I'm about a week behind you. I added the Mosaic today to dry-hop, and it sure smells wonderful! Anyway, thanks for posting your plan so I could follow suit!
  15. They certainly do. Googling "hop haze" brings up many discussions on the topic (and a couple of commercial beers using the name). https://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/beer-clarity-in-a-topsy-turbid-world
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