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  • Posted in thread: First Sour Question - American Sour Brown on 11-26-2015 at 04:45 AM
    Thanks, my understanding was that a 100% brett beer gives you a bit of brett character but a
    lot more fruity quality than classic phenolic brett qualities. I like a touch of brett
    complexity, but I'm ...

  • Posted in thread: Significant gravity drop with Lacto?? on 11-26-2015 at 04:27 AM
    Do you have a source for this? I suspect that yeast contamination is a lot more common than
    most expect. If you haven't already, please take a look at the link I posted above on 100%
    lacto fermentatio...

  • Posted in thread: Another dumb question on 11-26-2015 at 03:55 AM
    I just did exactly that. Tasted great going into the bottling bucket. Now I have a coupe of
    weeks to wait before drinking ......... I'll sneak a couple of bottles after a week (just to
    check it is goi...

  • Posted in thread: Pitching Lacto on 11-26-2015 at 03:42 AM
    I've never used the WhiteLabs Lacto. My experience is that hops hinder lacto, and some strains
    of lacto will not do anything in the presence of hops.Now if you want hops, and sour without
    hops, you ca...

  • Posted in thread: calculating FWH IBU on 11-26-2015 at 03:28 AM
    You are just going to have to learn what is best for you. Lots of people do it differently.I
    have not changed my BeerSmith default of +10% for FWH, but I enter them as 30 minute hops in
    the recipe, an...

  • Posted in thread: Critique for IPA recipe? on 11-26-2015 at 03:16 AM
    I'm interested to know how much of the Sorachi Ace comes thru in the final product.Looks good
    to me.Why a 20 minute addition. I'd have moved it to 10, but that is just personal preference,
    I think you...

  • Posted in thread: cold brew vs whole beans vs hot brew on 11-26-2015 at 03:10 AM
    Hot brewed coffee extracts tannins and astringent flavors that cold brew/steep doesn't. You
    need to decide if it will make much impact to the flavor of the beer.Cold brew should not
    present any infect...

  • Posted in thread: Tropical IPA Recipe thoughts? on 11-26-2015 at 02:53 AM
    I am trying to go after more of a new school IPA. One that you get tropical fruit out of and is
    not a punch you in the face with hops IPA. A more subtitle IPA. I still want a good hop
    character and I ...

  • Posted in thread: First Sour Question - American Sour Brown on 11-26-2015 at 02:30 AM
    Make sure it has soured before you boil it. Taste it to see.Brett is not really going to give
    you much if it is not used in conjunction with a sacc yeast. So you could just use a regular
    yeast with th...

  • Posted in thread: Higher than expected OG. on 11-26-2015 at 01:39 AM
    1.075 OG sounds about right.1.030 is a high finish - that sweetness is not going to go away,
    unless it wasn't finished fermenting.The Lactose is unfermentable and adds .007 to both the OG
    and FG, If w...

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