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  1. It has been mentioned in this forum before that distilled water should not be used, it is missing some essential minerals:
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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. I am happy to hear the Millennium Falconers Flight Red turned out so well. Mine is ready to be bottled tomorrow night!
  7. I'm in. Happy to finally try the Baltic Porter. I will probably love it, then it won't be available any more.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. @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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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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