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Posted in thread: Forget your Whirlfoc or Irish moss? on 05-05-2013 at 08:49 PM
You asked it if would work. Having no firsthand experience with it, I said it probably would.
Question answered. I added that I wouldn't bother. Next time, I'll be more literal.
Posted in thread: Question about hop flavoring on 05-05-2013 at 01:27 PM
Also...try Amarillo. If you've ever been hit by a grapefruity aroma and taste in a pale ale,
it's likely from a late addition of Amarillo. Others have that aroma and taste, but none, in my
Posted in thread: Forget your Whirlfoc or Irish moss? on 05-05-2013 at 01:24 PM
Probably - but you don't *have* to use any clarifying agent. If I don't happen to have any on
hand when I'm brewing, I do without. Honestly, I barely see a difference in the end. The
biggest factor fo...
Posted in thread: Freeze trub on 05-05-2013 at 01:22 PM
Practice makes perfect - I would just keep working on your siphoning technique. A bit of trub
spilling over into the bottling buck is pretty common and won't make any difference in the
Posted in thread: What is this? Mold? The "I" word? on 05-05-2013 at 01:20 PM
Yeast bubbles (hey, why not add one more voice?).Look here to see what an infection can look
like - that white stuff is an infected beer:
Posted in thread: Infected!?! on 05-05-2013 at 01:17 PM
Try to skim it off before bottling. It can be done - you don't want that stuff getting sloshed
around as you rack to your bottling bucket. And thoroughly sanitize everything that touched
that beer, no...
Posted in thread: interesting brewing mishap on 05-02-2013 at 12:53 PM
Agree. Your taste buds are the best test of whether it's safe to drink. Humans evolved (or, if
you prefer, were created) with an innate sense of whether something is safe to eat or not: If
Posted in thread: Initial signs of failure/success? on 05-02-2013 at 12:44 PM
If you haven't already, don't open it. The best thing you can do as a brewer is create the
conditions that the yeast need to make your beer. Every time you open the lid, especially early
in the proces...
Posted in thread: Beer changes taste over time in the keg? on 04-20-2013 at 02:53 PM
Agree with Andrew. Keg, bottle, whatever, your beer is a living product that will change over
time. Most often, for the better, sometimes not. The usual rule is that the best bottle of
every batch is ...
Posted in thread: Death to my first brew? on 04-20-2013 at 02:48 PM
I'll add my experience with dry yeast, which I use almost exclusively. There are people who
will advise that you should always rehydrate it. I won't say there's anything wrong with doing
this, but I w...
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