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Posted in thread: Sour wort: 60h in, ph 5 and canned bean smell on 07-01-2015 at 05:30 PM
Yes a few problems here. First, hops. Don't use hops - their purpose is to impede lacto and
other bugs. Second, 130F is getting pretty close to killing lacto (I don't remember exactly
what temp). Thir...
Posted in thread: Omega OYL-605 Lacto Blend Experiences on 06-29-2015 at 01:57 PM
The Omega lacto is a bit pricey - my LHBS sells it for $11 (!). A good alternative is the Good
Belly priobiotic juice, which also contains L. Plantarum. Folks (me included) have had good
luck with the...
Posted in thread: Trying to get my head around souring techniques on 06-29-2015 at 01:32 PM
Thanks, that clears things up.How's that? Is the Brett just cleaning up after the lacto
bugs?No, it's a matter of getting brett and lacto in your beer lines. For those who want to
avoid Brett and lact...
Posted in thread: Trying to get my head around souring techniques on 06-28-2015 at 07:40 PM
1. Yes, lacto is merely used to sour the beer. sacc is to ferment the sugars and Brett is for
funk.2. Pitching lacto and sacc together is easy, but it's imprecise. Works if you want only
Posted in thread: What's the best way to attached the temperature controller's therometer on fermenter? on 06-26-2015 at 07:53 PM
...If my memory serves me right (my brewlog is at home), the beer temp was swinging 4 degrees
(+/- 2 degree swing) from the setpoint while being controlled via the thermowell. It was less
than a degre...
Posted in thread: Here's a cheap but attractive way to mount drip tray to keezer. on 06-26-2015 at 07:41 PM
I gave up on the magnet idea and just used a dab of silicone to hold the brackets to the
freezer. No problems, and super strong. If I ever need to remove them, should be easy enough to
cut the silicon...
Posted in thread: Adding dark grains late. on 06-26-2015 at 02:27 PM
It's a fad, just like first-wort-hopping.
Posted in thread: Black ipa on 06-25-2015 at 07:51 PM
7 different malts in a Black IPA? Why did you include both Briess Caramel 80L and Weyermann
Crystal 80L? Dark Candy Sugar? There is waaaaay too much going on with this grain bill.
However, it seems yo...
Posted in thread: What's the best way to attached the temperature controller's therometer on fermenter? on 06-25-2015 at 07:47 PM
Not for me. The cooling\heating overshot continuously for a week. No thanks, side taping with
no insulation has worked well with minimal hunting.Seems like your experience is more the
Posted in thread: Metallic and bitter taste - SS Brew Bucket, Star San and oxydation on 06-25-2015 at 05:57 PM
...I know you mentioned oxyclean, starsan, and but as someone else mentioned, TSP sounds like
what is really needed to clean it initially.....No no no!!! Barkeepers Friend needs to be used