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  • Michael Tonsmeire
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  • Posted in thread: Sour Beer and Barrel-Aging Boot Camp in Santa Rosa on 09-09-2016 at 01:21 PM
    Brew Your Own magazine is running a series of homebrew Boot Camps around the country, and lucky
    for California, they're second! February 24th and 25th Iíll be leading sessions in Santa Rosa
    (excited t...

  • Posted in thread: BYO Sour and Barrel-aged Boot Camps on 09-09-2016 at 01:13 PM
    Brew Your Own magazine is running a series of homebrew Boot Camps around the country, and lucky
    for Burlington they’re first! November 4th and 5th I’ll be leading sessions in
    Burlington Ve...

  • Posted in thread: WLP648 Brett Brux Trois Vrai - Single Strain Primary Fermentation on 05-26-2016 at 04:55 PM
    @oldsockCare to comment how your sour is coming along with this yeast strain? Picking up any
    plastic/phenolic off-flavors? Also, any notable differences between this and the Brett Drie
    you've used in ...

  • Posted in thread: WLP648 Brett Brux Trois Vrai - Single Strain Primary Fermentation on 05-09-2016 at 01:55 AM
    I've had some 688 kicking around for a couple months. Pitched it for bottle conditioning in a
    Westy Blonde clone, thus far not impressive (but still young). Today I pitched the stepped up
    starter into...

  • Posted in thread: Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone on 03-10-2016 at 01:17 PM
    High levels of chloride also hinder yeast flocculation, could be part of the reason these
    usually easy clearing strains end up making cloudy beers.

  • Posted in thread: No boil beer on 02-23-2016 at 01:26 PM
    I was just looking at this article a bit ago! And DMS has been my main worry with the no boil
    because I have no quick cooling methods. In fact I usually pour straight into the fermenter and
    seal it up...

  • Posted in thread: No boil beer on 02-22-2016 at 08:13 PM
    warn that this is a recipe that is very process driven. I chatted with the head brewer of a
    well-regarded craft brewery that brewed a batch based on my technique but ended up having to
    dump the beer...

  • Posted in thread: First Flanders Red on 02-12-2016 at 04:02 PM
    I'd start with less wort if you are growing the dregs (I tend to co-pitch directly from the
    bottle with the Sacch). There aren't many cells and you want activity quickly. You can step up
    after a week....

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hopping (kegs of) Bretted Beer: thoughts, opinions, experiences? on 02-09-2016 at 04:48 PM
    definitely do not dry hop if you arent going to be drinking it within a week or two. Complete
    wasteIn that case feel free to send me any Orval or Cantillon Iris you have sitting around...
    It's not lik...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hopping (kegs of) Bretted Beer: thoughts, opinions, experiences? on 02-09-2016 at 03:49 PM
    There are some fun hop-microbe interactions, but I still prefer to dry hop relatively close to
    serving (I usually add them and keg condition for 3-4 weeks before serving). I'll actually be
    investigati...

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