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Posted in thread: Florida beer scene advice, please! Panhandle to Orlando on 04-25-2015 at 06:51 PM
Cigar City is pretty widely distributed, at least their regular beers like Jai Alai, Maduro
(which is also great), etc. I also really like their Cubano Espesso. If you can swing it, their
taproom is w...
Posted in thread: Best southern brews? on 04-25-2015 at 05:39 PM
Asheville is not far from the Smokies, and probably the best beer city in the country. I think
there are more than two dozen breweries there and in the surrounding area now. Wicked Weed's
sour beers a...
Posted in thread: Techniques To Make Non-Alcoholic Beer on 04-25-2015 at 05:35 PM
How about doing a lactobacillus-only fermentation of a Berliner Weisse or Gose wort? Most lacto
produces a relatively small amount of alcohol, or none at all. See for some info.Another
option could ...
Posted in thread: Florida beer scene advice, please! Panhandle to Orlando on 04-25-2015 at 05:23 PM
Cigar City Jai Alai and Intuition I-10 IPA are very nice, and Swamp Head Big Nose is pretty
good as well. First Magnitude Drift if you like a good Mild. Cigar City's Marshal Zhukov's is
an awesome sto...
Posted in thread: I forgot the Carapils/Carafoam for the DIPA on 04-24-2015 at 03:04 PM
That's a lot of sweet malts for a double IPA. It's probably a good thing you left out the
Carafoam - while it's not sweet, it increases mouthfeel, which is exactly the opposite of what
you want in a I...
Posted in thread: Yeast pitch rate: Single vial vs. Yeast starter | exbeeriment results! on 04-21-2015 at 11:56 AM
Low and behold it's proven.The experiment in question is a single snapshot with low statistical
power and relies pretty mostly on sensory evaluation. Do all yeasts behave this way? Does
WLP090 behave ...
Posted in thread: WLP001 Question on 04-19-2015 at 02:27 PM
If the vial was in-date and you aerated well, it'll be fine. It may take a few more hours to
see activity though.
Posted in thread: Cold Snap Stopped Fermentation - How To Restart? on 04-17-2015 at 11:51 AM
"Rousing the yeast" works maybe one time out of 100. There are a few things you can try, but
these days I move straight to pitching a vial of WLP099. Unless the problem is enzymatic (i.e.
Posted in thread: cleaning the inside of a plate chiller on 04-13-2015 at 01:33 PM
After brew day I run Alkaline Brewery Wash through it, followed by a water rinse, and then
Saniclean. Before brewing, I'll fill it with StarSan. Every once in a while, I'll boil it in a
big pot of wat...
Posted in thread: Sour Mash Equipment on 04-13-2015 at 01:31 PM
Friends don't let friends sour mash. Use sour worting/kettle souring instead, preferably with a
commercial culture instead of just throwing a bunch of random grains in there. And pre-acidify
the wort ...