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Posted in thread: Yeast / beer suggestions? on 02-08-2013 at 07:43 PM
Even though you have a place where the air temp may be constant, fermentation creates heat and,
despite its relatively high specific heat, air is not dense enough to scavenge away that heat
Posted in thread: Just got into lagering on 02-08-2013 at 09:50 AM
Kegs are ideal lagering vessels.They have built-in handles.They are lighter than carboys.They
are unbreakable.They are pressurizable.They are light-tight.They can be heat-sanitized.They
have built-in ...
Posted in thread: Bottle or keg? on 02-08-2013 at 09:13 AM
You prime the batch with a sugar solution. Use a priming calculator to find out how much sugar
to use given the desired carbonation and the residual CO2 already in the beer.
Posted in thread: What to stock in pub! on 02-07-2013 at 04:05 PM
I don't like that distributor. Its website shows beer being consumed straight from bottles.
Yes, like Ray Daniels, I'm a snob about beer in a glass.
Posted in thread: Gordon Biersch on 02-07-2013 at 03:49 PM
GB brews the JosephsBrau line at Trader Joe's. The "Plznr" is a screaming deal and tastes just
like Urquell. The other styles are not as exciting.I went to the former Embarcadero location in
SF once a...
Posted in thread: two beers with one vial? on 02-07-2013 at 01:00 PM
I suggest serializing your brewing; rather than trying to get two batches' worth of cells from
a single pack of yeast (brewing in parallel), just harvest from the first batch to pitch the
next. You co...
Posted in thread: What will this taste like? on 02-04-2013 at 10:42 AM
Old Ale, possibly. I don't know if 1450 can do the right ester profile.
Posted in thread: Grain bill...does this look okay? on 02-02-2013 at 03:25 AM
I'd save the Biscuit and Special B for a Dubbel or BDSA.
Posted in thread: Best SMaSH recipe you've made??? on 01-30-2013 at 09:17 AM
Interesting mix of units in that recipe.What is the chalk meant to accomplish?
Posted in thread: ready to dryhop-looking for advice on 01-28-2013 at 05:34 AM
Unless you need to harvest the yeast, I wouldn't bother with the bag or the secondary. Pellet
hop bits will settle out in a week or so. I'd bottle immediately after everything has fully