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Posted in thread: Is higher attenuation attainable with Belgian Ardennes? on 05-04-2013 at 12:10 AM
I just took a 1.100 quad down to 1.011 in about 10 days with the Ardennes yeast. I starte it
around 68 and peaked at 84 for the final 3 days. Smells and tastes amazing.
Posted in thread: How quick can I Secondary and re-pitch on a lager cake on 03-04-2013 at 02:46 PM
So wl833 is an absolute monster. I ferment in a SS conical. I pulled the first pint or so of
thick yeasty beer and then kegged the remainder, I poured the thick yeasty beer right back in
the conical. ...
Posted in thread: How quick can I Secondary and re-pitch on a lager cake on 03-03-2013 at 12:19 PM
I am going to go for it. I pulled a sample, light diacetyl and sulphur, but gravity was at
1.014, a few points higher than target. Krausen has fallen, so a good amount of yeast should
transfer over wi...
Posted in thread: How quick can I Secondary and re-pitch on a lager cake on 03-01-2013 at 11:00 AM
Brewed an amber lager on Monday, used a 4L stirplate starter of WL833 bock yeast, had solid
activity in 12 hours and it was roaring after 24 hours. I have kept the internal wort temp at
51 degrees.Is ...
Posted in thread: Special Bitter on 02-25-2013 at 09:09 PM
Hey, I brewed a Special Bitter a few weeks ago with some pale chocolate in it. I get a distinct
ashy / tobacco flavor from it. Historically, across about 5 batches of the stuff, I never used
the pale ...
Posted in thread: Bitter with Pale chocolate on 02-25-2013 at 09:06 PM
What happened with this beer. I just brewed a very similar recipe and I am thinking that the
pale chocolate gave me a distinct tobacco flavor. Any feedback?
Posted in thread: Help me with an off-flavor: Ashy/Tobacco/Leather on 02-25-2013 at 08:50 PM
Ugh, that's really disappointing. Why have I seen it included in others' recipes? I still have
a bit of hope, I am going to hit it with gelatin tonight just to get all particulate matter to
drop as fa...
Posted in thread: Help me with an off-flavor: Ashy/Tobacco/Leather on 02-25-2013 at 01:34 PM
Hey All,Took a 6mo break from brewing to renovate a new house, trying to get the pipeline
stocked and started brewing some easy favorites. I am typically very picky of my beers and
consider myself a g...
Posted in thread: New Kegerator on 01-29-2013 at 12:02 PM
Thanks guys, when I actually get done, I will update the thread. Yes, the copper was pricey!
Posted in thread: New Kegerator on 01-28-2013 at 03:31 PM
At my last house I just had a fridge kegerator, it could hold 4 kegs.At this house, I picked up
a chest freezer on Craigslist, some copper at colorcopper.com and a few pieces of walnut, and