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Posted in thread: Interesting German Brewing PDF on 09-28-2016 at 02:44 PM
I think it depends on the temp your holding the fermentor at. The colder the faster. Sometimes
I'm not able to give the fermenter an ice bath so I let it chill overnight to settle the break
out then r...
Posted in thread: Interesting German Brewing PDF on 09-27-2016 at 01:11 AM
I think people are just kicking around ideas. Some methods work better than others in different
circumstances so its nice having a few tools in the bag.
Posted in thread: Interesting German Brewing PDF on 09-26-2016 at 11:12 PM
I thought about doing this on my last Berliner since Ive been souring in a corny. Since your
racking in near boiling would that steam purge the keg if you left the PRV cracked? Im trying
to find more ...
Posted in thread: Yeast - viability on 09-26-2016 at 09:05 PM
Refrigeration helps. Unfortunately we also don't always know how the yeast was handled prior to
us buying it.The yeast I pitched was kept in a walk in the entire time and next day mailed from
Posted in thread: Yeast - viability on 09-26-2016 at 07:59 PM
Or, switch to dry yeast and never worry again. Dry yeast lasts for YEARS instead of months.
Plus, if fresh, one 11g pack is good to ferment 10-11 gallons, or 5 gallons if really old.Don't
make that as...
Posted in thread: Danstar London ESB Dry Ale Yeast - Anyone use it yet? on 09-26-2016 at 07:46 PM
So far nobody has mentioned how the stone fruit character compares to the Yorkshire strain. If
I could get the same doughy fruity esters from a dry pitch I'd order a few bricks.Also for
those that hav...
Posted in thread: 1/3 lacto ratio to beer on 09-26-2016 at 03:25 PM
It'll be a lot easier though you can use whatever DME you want. Bavarian DME is for weissbier
so that's why I use it.Subbing all the water out like that your pretty much making wine or some
sort of be...
Posted in thread: Interesting German Brewing PDF on 09-26-2016 at 12:43 PM
You can always try a big ice bath. I pump my pool water through my IC which only gets me to
about 90f. But that's when I'll rack to fermenter and keep the fermenter in a kettle full of
ice water. You ...
Posted in thread: 1/3 lacto ratio to beer on 09-25-2016 at 07:08 PM
What I'd recommend.... Go 50/50 barley/wheat, or somewhere in that ball park. Enough to get you
around 3-4% abv. Mash around 152f to try and keep some residual sugar to carry over once it
dries out an...
Posted in thread: Interesting German Brewing PDF on 09-24-2016 at 06:45 PM
Nottingham in low 60s