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Posted in thread: 1728 Scottish Ale -- Starter not starting? on 11-15-2013 at 11:19 PM
I'm planning a Wee Heavy this weekend as well, planning on starting a few packs tonight. I am
hoping I don't get a similar situation and 48hrs will be enough for those guys to get going.
Being right d...
Posted in thread: Ok to use funky tasting water? on 11-10-2013 at 03:55 PM
Oh bummer, I do have a camper filter I'll give that a try. Honestly I don't even know where to
start with water adjustments, any pointers?Start here. an understanding of what you are
trying to chang...
Posted in thread: The Smell of good Apple Cider...Vinager on 11-09-2013 at 04:35 PM
Wow, with only 3 gallons of juice and that much sugar your have a challenging fermentation for
that notty, so it's no surprise that it might smell f. When you get a good whiff of co2 it is
Posted in thread: What's the real purpose of bottle-conditioning in a fridge? on 10-26-2013 at 06:19 PM
Bottle-conditioned beer is a wonderfully stable product (assuming good brewing techniques) and
although refrigeration will slow staling of beer, it is certainly not required. The yeast go
Posted in thread: First AG and I messed up... Feedback wanted! on 10-16-2013 at 09:03 PM
As far as the mash temp, it is surprising that it fell so quickly. I use a cooler MLT and have
to preheat, but with your keggle you'd still want to make sure your temp is stable. Did you use
Posted in thread: Yet another high final gravity on 10-16-2013 at 08:43 PM
This beer certainly falls into the category of "big" at 1.104 OG. To properly ferment a beer
this big, different tactics come into play such as pitching plenty of yeast, mashing low
Posted in thread: NorcalBrewing Solutions Giveaway! on 10-09-2013 at 06:45 PM
In! Thanks NorCal!
Posted in thread: Making the Jump to All Grain. on 08-09-2013 at 11:22 PM
Agreed on keeping it simple for your first go, the 5.2 was intended for very hard tap water
applications. Worry about water chemistry way after you've got the other nuances of AG down.
And if you are ...
Posted in thread: Is WLP002 English Ale supposed to be chunky? on 08-09-2013 at 10:40 PM
Beautiful fast-fermenting cottage cheese is what that yeast is all about. It's one of my
Posted in thread: Capturing Wild Yeast from Apple Skins? on 08-09-2013 at 09:01 PM
There's a brewing TV episode on capturing wild yeasts, you should check it out. The problem is
that even with organic apples, you are going to get a variety of creatures in your cider test