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Posted in thread: Explosive Fermentation on 11-15-2016 at 05:23 PM
I thought I had plenty of headspace - it's a 5 gallon batch in a 6 gallon Better Bottle. I've
never seen a stopper for a Better Bottle that accommodates a blow-off tube larger than 0.5
inches. Any ide...
Posted in thread: Explosive Fermentation on 11-15-2016 at 03:36 PM
I brewed a barleywine a couple days ago with OG @ 1.100 and pitched one package of Wyeast
Scottish Ale and one package of Wyeast London ESB (the first for attenuation, the latter
because I like the fl...
Posted in thread: Waiting for the Sun - Ale with Cranberries on 01-24-2013 at 10:35 PM
I didn't heat mine and I had no problem. In your case it can't hurt since you don't have to
worry about clarity, but I don't think it's necessary.
Posted in thread: What does boiling water accomplish? on 01-24-2013 at 12:04 AM
I've never boiled, but I do use campden tablets as mentioned above. Your results may vary, but
I seem to get better efficiency this way. I suspect there is enough chlorine/chloramine in my
tap water t...
Posted in thread: Are there any hops you actually dislike? on 01-22-2013 at 05:35 AM
I'm going to give it another shot at some point because I've had some great beers with it since
I tried it myself, but my first experience with Bramling Cross was not a good one. It was
supposed to ha...
Posted in thread: Waiting for the Sun - Ale with Cranberries on 01-22-2013 at 02:15 AM
I've read a good number of cranberry beer threads (most of them wheat beers or stouts) which
described the results as mediocre at best. I love cranberries, so I decided to give it a go
anyway, and the...
Posted in thread: DME addition during fermentation? on 01-15-2013 at 06:51 PM
That sounds like a fine plan. I made the same mistake once, and I have the following advice:
You extracted WAY more IBUs than intended with your lower gravity wort, so you're going to have
to age this...
Posted in thread: Witbier Suggestions on 01-15-2013 at 06:44 PM
+1 on Styrians. I even use them in my ESBs sometimes when I want a nice floral aroma instead of
the earthy funk of EKGs.
Posted in thread: Cold Crashing? on 01-15-2013 at 06:40 PM
The only safe method I know of to back-sweeten a beer without producing bottle bombs and still
have it carbonated is to kill the yeast by some method (pasteurization or campden tablets)
Posted in thread: Newby gas RIMS buld help on 01-13-2013 at 12:40 AM
There's no reason a gas RIMS couldn't be done, but I've never seen one. Kind of like the flash
boilers some folks have made for steam mashing, but at a lower temp, maybe?