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Posted in thread: Starter Yeast Help Please on 02-26-2015 at 02:23 PM
Just took a look back at your recipe, and I would HIGHLY recommend cutting the lactose. It's
completely unfermentable, and will only add sweetness and body. With this being such a big
beer, and the fa...
Posted in thread: Starter Yeast Help Please on 02-25-2015 at 04:21 PM
This is a pretty big beer and so it will require a very large starter. If I were planning this
brew, I'd brew a much smaller beer, say a pale or brown ale first using the same yeast and then
use the s...
Posted in thread: Opinions on how to use my 3 gallon barrel on 02-25-2015 at 04:15 PM
But you want to get some of the air into the barrel and wort, to let the beasties grow. So I
assume you should leave some part of the barrel un-waxed, right ?Not necessarily, especially if
Posted in thread: Opinions on how to use my 3 gallon barrel on 02-24-2015 at 05:08 PM
Why would you wax the outside ?Because the oak is permeable to oxygen, and with such a small
barrel, it would let in far too much. Larger barrels have a much higher beer-to-surface-area
ratio, which m...
Posted in thread: Sourcing honey... on 02-21-2015 at 09:58 PM
I get five pound jugs from Costco. It makes great mead, and is pretty cheap.
Posted in thread: Opinions on how to use my 3 gallon barrel on 02-17-2015 at 07:39 PM
If it were me, I'd be doing what Wahoo said.
Posted in thread: TYB Funktown Experiences? on 02-17-2015 at 07:06 PM
Ok, so I'm just going to let this sit and watch the gravity for the next two to four weeks.
I'll probably end up adding some brett even if it does attenuate, since I would like a mild
level of funk, u...
Posted in thread: TYB Funktown Experiences? on 02-16-2015 at 08:05 PM
Ok, just found it, after searching through his posts. Now I don't really know what to do. So
far, all the advice has been assuming it's Brett. Given the fact that it's Trois, I'm not sure
the gravity ...
Posted in thread: TYB Funktown Experiences? on 02-16-2015 at 07:30 PM
Not seeing anything on his page indicating they're differentHe hasn't posted anything on his
blog, but check out the FB page. Also other posts on that page and others indicate they're
Posted in thread: TYB Funktown Experiences? on 02-16-2015 at 07:04 PM
Could've sworn they're two names for the same thing, drei is only available to commercial
brewer via BSINo, they're definitely different. Ed Coffey (HBT user Coff, ) is currently
doing a side-by-sid...