Originally Posted by fantasyhockeygeek
It's funny, I keep my wife happy by alternating a brew I know she'll enjoy with one that I'm really keen on. She's got a pretty broad palate... just doesn't love the hop bitterness like I do.
Thats the boat I'm in... luckily I have 4 taps haha.
I'm looking at this for a temperature controller
Let me know when your chamber is complete I'd love to see a picture of it or something. I lucked out with my new job.. I work for a wood coatings company so we have TONS of spare wood that is typically thrown away which means I save the landfills and take it home and put it to good use. Sadly all of the pieces are typically small but I think I'm going to change my build to use these really nice 8x16x3/4 (all inches) maple boards.. can't wait to go home and work on it some more today.
That Banana bread sounds awesome.. I might be stealing that idea.
I had a roasted pumpkin wheat that looked, smelled and from the 1 sip i did have (even though it wasn't carbonated) tasted awesome. However my keg connector decided to develope a hair line fracture in it which misted the beer all over the chest freezer.. sad sad day..
AW: I had a similiar problem that I couldn't consistantly produce great IPA's (mind you they were all good but not to my typical standards). I would recommend not using base brewers malt for more than 60-70% of the grain bill. My last batch I used about 85% Pale Malt and 15% specialty malt and I got a much better tasting IPA. The brewers malt just doesn't have enough flavor to balance or accentuatethe hops i think. I personally would only do 85% Pale malt if you're trying to achieve more biscuity flavor (which I was) but even a 70% Brewers Malt / 15% Pale 15% Specialty should work nicely I think.
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