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Posted in thread: weird stout and some other issues on 09-10-2010 at 09:24 AM
your yeast was stressed out. probably to hot during ferment. dont dump it, the smell will age
out. of brewers set up a fridge with a temperature control unit (johnson A419 and a half
fridge is what ...
Posted in thread: How long will my leaf hops stay fresh? on 09-09-2010 at 07:06 AM
article on hop storage and deterioration. also includes acid loss calculation and links to
tables for different hops and their loss rates.
Posted in thread: Plastic carboy: plasticy taste? on 09-09-2010 at 06:17 AM
Phenolics can cause a range of smells from cloves to what some would call a "plasticy" smell.
What was the recipe you used? what temperature did you ferment at? was the temperature
constant? What yeas...
Posted in thread: Leaf hops and boil off question on 09-09-2010 at 05:58 AM
sounds pretty standard. was it particularly hot when you did your boil? were you outside on a
dry day? evaporation rate can change dramatically with minor changes in relative humidity or
Posted in thread: Leaf hops and boil off question on 09-09-2010 at 05:40 AM
Everything i have read says your looking at a couple of cups more absorption (depending on
recipe ect ect) with leaf hops versus pellet hops. Dont think ive ever seen an exact number. As
far as loosin...
Posted in thread: What is a schilling? on 08-30-2010 at 06:30 PM
back in the day they used to tax beer based on a hogshead (54 gallons). the better the beer the
more the tax. since the currency of the day was shillings you get the 60, 70, 90 shilling
Posted in thread: I wanna make beer but?? on 07-30-2010 at 10:15 AM
Youll probably have neighbors knocking on your door asking what smells so good. I havent met
anyone yet that doesnt love the smell of boiling wort.
Posted in thread: Good Head, No retention on 07-25-2010 at 02:31 AM
sounds like a set up right??????? I have a Wheat beer that seems to pour well, but has big
bubbles and the head of the beer dissipates quickly (bout 2 minutes) and then seems like
carbonation is gone....
Posted in thread: Can you explain the NoopleTucker Dunkel Weizen recipe to me (papazian) on 07-25-2010 at 02:03 AM
I just read a little more, and supposedly the point of the first step (133F) is to get some
nutrients out of the wheat (and build up head retention i guess), and that maybe this step is
only needed fo...
Posted in thread: Can you explain the NoopleTucker Dunkel Weizen recipe to me (papazian) on 07-25-2010 at 01:55 AM
mashing allows you to do a few things that single infusions dont. If you really want to
understand what he's trying to accomplish with the multiple temperature steps do some reading
on protien rests...