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  • Posted in thread: Cherrywood Smoked Malt - Racer X Red IPA on 07-10-2014 at 09:40 PM
    I make a lot of rauchbiers and one thing I'll say with certainty is that you can't be certainb
    how much Briess smoked malt to use because it's so freshness-dependent. Once I used 20% in a
    light lager,...

  • Posted in thread: Purple beer? Oxidation? on 07-10-2014 at 09:35 PM
    Was there any copper or brass in contact with the beer?

  • Posted in thread: Would Wyeast 2001 work for Wyeast 2206 on 07-08-2014 at 10:14 PM
    Personally, I don't see a big difference among the lager strains, and I brew mostly lagers. As
    we all know, lagers are supposed to be clean fermenters with no yeast-induced flavors or
    aromas. So natur...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch WLP029 - Cold Crash / Kegging / Conditioning? on 07-08-2014 at 02:47 PM
    Skip the secondary; it accomplishes nothing that your keg can't do. Kolsch is a
    quick-turnaround beer, so throw it in a keg, hook up the CO2, and give it a week or two then
    drink up. May want to also ...

  • Posted in thread: Quick question on adjusting mash pH on 07-07-2014 at 03:41 PM
    What is a distilled water pH? I have a pH meter, if that helps.If you make a mash with each
    malt and distilled water, you'll get a certain pH, lets say 5.7 for pilsner malt and 5.4 for
    crystal 20. Thi...

  • Posted in thread: Quick question on adjusting mash pH on 07-07-2014 at 02:12 PM
    How accurate are the estimates in the Bru'n sheet? If it estimates, for example, that I need 10
    mL of Some Acid Or Other (tm) to bring it down to my target pH, should I add that much before
    dough-in a...

  • Posted in thread: Lager cold crash - in keg with co2? on 07-07-2014 at 01:56 PM
    Indeed part of the reason to lager is for the beer to clarify. And it will clarify just fine in
    a keg. Transferring to a secondary fermenter before kegging doesn't do anything useful.

  • Posted in thread: homebrew podcasts on 07-07-2014 at 03:17 AM
    Basic Brewing and Beersmith are both great podcasts. The hosts on BrewingNetwork / Brewing With
    Style / Brew Strong are intolerable, immature douchebags. They have minimum quotas per show of
    3 full-vo...

  • Posted in thread: Using RO water for Munich Helles on 07-05-2014 at 12:28 AM
    It's said that Chloride helps accentuate maltiness, but your recipe is much much more important
    that the modest presence of minerals like Cl. So focus on ingredients.And ditch the pH 5.2
    idea. Use aci...

  • Posted in thread: Would you spend on kegging equipment or AG equipment? on 07-01-2014 at 02:21 PM
    $40 Coleman Xtreme 36-70 qt cooler$10 braided toilet supply line$10 misc tubing and connectors
    to braided line-----$60 total cost to go all grainAll-grain is far cheaper than a kegging
    system, will ac...


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