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Posted in thread: Conical boil kettle…….. on 07-05-2015 at 07:18 PM
If I do greater than an 8 gallon batch, I boil in my 50L conical using a heat stick suspended
down the center. Works well. I use a pump to circulate through a chiller. One drawback is the
Posted in thread: Beer gun but no Co2 splitter on 07-05-2015 at 03:52 PM
That should work fine. The splitter is simply to supply CO2 to the keg for pushing the beer out
and also enable the bottle purging function on the beer gun with only one gas supply.
Posted in thread: Expiration date on pumpkin beer? on 07-05-2015 at 03:45 PM
If sanitation is good and oxygen was kept at bay, I don't see why it wouldn't last. The extra
time probably also gave time for the spice flavors to meld too. I'm assuming it was lowly
hopped which als...
Posted in thread: Safale S-04 Cider on 07-05-2015 at 03:35 PM
My only complaint about S-04 is that the lees are light and fluffy and easily disturbed.I found
that as well. I had somewhat similar lees with Cote des Blanc. The WLP Saison III, D47 and
EC1118 were w...
Posted in thread: When is yeast starter finished? on 07-03-2015 at 11:37 PM
Check gravity of your starter wort before and after. If it was overheated enough to drop
viability, but not kill everything, then it'll take time for them to slowly build back up. You
may need to step...
Posted in thread: Safale S-04 Cider on 07-03-2015 at 01:02 PM
I used S04 as one of 5 different yeasts in a divided up batch of pear must. The S04 was really
sulfurous compared to the others. I was able to work out most of it, but still was my least
Posted in thread: Torrified wheat during secondary on 06-28-2015 at 02:04 PM
No. I never think of cider needing a head.
Posted in thread: Torrified wheat during secondary on 06-27-2015 at 01:12 PM
Without a mash to convert it, you'll ruin it as a starchy, protein rich hazy mess. If this is
your first overall, keep it simple and enjoy it headless and clean. Practice getting the
Posted in thread: Stone: Old Guardian Let's clone this! on 06-05-2015 at 03:55 AM
Get Stone's book. It's in there along with most of their other original staples. 282679
Posted in thread: Is lacto souring supposed to smell like funky cheese? on 05-31-2015 at 02:18 AM
I've only done one sour mash. I used plastic wrap to cover. I did not purge the headspace
(which was half the height of the 5 gallon cooler). I inoculated with a yogurt with lacto
bulgericus in it. It...