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Posted in thread: Beer ready to keg, thinking about adding fruit on 04-12-2015 at 04:37 AM
Fresh fruit carries three big risks: pesticides, bugs, and bacteria.1. Pesticides: A good
washing *should* mitigate this down to an acceptable level (since you'd just as soon eat them
raw).2. Bugs: Wa...
Posted in thread: Cream Ale Yeast - Not American Ale on 04-11-2015 at 05:39 AM
White Labs WLP080 Cream Ale Yeast worked quite well for me, if you can get it.
Posted in thread: beer and protein powder... on 04-02-2015 at 03:56 AM
Kegged my egg protein beer a few days ago. As I mentioned earlier, I added the egg protein
power to the last 5 minutes of the boil, and it instantly solidified into large clumps about
the consistency ...
Posted in thread: Anyone brew 5 gallon batches on your kitchen stove? on 03-10-2015 at 03:07 AM
I used to do stove-top boils with extract recipes. I was only able to span a single burner, and
couldn't get to a rolling boil with 5 gallons. Instead, I would pre-boil about 3 gallons of
water, put i...
Posted in thread: beer and protein powder... on 03-08-2015 at 04:43 PM
Brewed it yesterday. Added the egg protein in the last 5 minutes of the boil, and it clumped up
and solidified almost immediately (about the consistency of a hard-boiled egg). I'd be
surprised if anyt...
Posted in thread: beer and protein powder... on 03-06-2015 at 02:24 AM
Thanks all. I'm not in it for the protein, just the egg flavor. Egg protein was the best I was
able to come up with. 2 days until the mad science commences.If this works, I might have a new
Posted in thread: Sweet Chocolate taste on 03-06-2015 at 02:19 AM
Add Hershey's syrup to the keg/bottles. :-)Or, alternatively, a combination of lactose and
cacao nibs/unsweetened baker's chocolate powder. Lots of techniques available, and open to
debate. My persona...
Posted in thread: Infected? not infected? on 03-05-2015 at 06:01 AM
Time heals all wounds, and rescues some beers. My vote is to rack into a fresh vessel and hope
the residual yeast can do some clean-up. And dry-hop the crap out of it, regardless of style.
Posted in thread: What happens when stuck fermented wort???? on 03-05-2015 at 05:55 AM
OK let's see another scenario, 2 weeks have past in primary and due to low temperature still
the FG is let's say 1.020 when it should have been 1.010? Do you/ Can you rack to secondary and
wait for th...
Posted in thread: Pear Cider on 03-05-2015 at 02:22 AM
One "gotcha" with fruit concentrates is the addition of preservatives. They're meant to kill
off microbes (such as yeast), and could have a negative side effect on your fermentation.If you
got an "all...