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  • Posted in thread: Biltong (South African) Dried Beef Recipe on 10-21-2014 at 05:51 PM
    The owner at the last firm I worked for was from SA, and he would bring this stuff back from
    trips to visit his family. It's awesome!! Question: any reason you couldn't use a conventional
    dehydrator? ...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen for beer on 10-21-2014 at 05:45 PM
    Same for me. I really think you would have a hard time over oxygenating a brew.I brew a lot of
    Belgians and never had a problem with the flavors from using oxygen.In the book Yeast, it
    mentions that "...

  • Posted in thread: Pitching rates on 10-21-2014 at 05:19 PM
    I haven't experienced any lag time in fermentation nor perceived any off flavors as of yet. I
    do keep things in the optimal temperature range for the yeast though as I have temperature
    control to the ...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen for beer on 10-21-2014 at 03:48 PM
    Wow, this is all new to me! I've had nothing but success using pure O2, in fact, I haven't had
    a stalled fermentation since I began using it. Also, the consistency and quality of my beer has
    improved ...

  • Posted in thread: Brett Trois - Can I 'secondary' in the primary? on 10-20-2014 at 05:03 PM
    Okay good to know. I'll plan accordingly. But I don't have to be concerned about leaving the
    beer in contact with the Brett yeast cake for aging ~12 months?I'm not sure about brett only
    fermentations....

  • Posted in thread: Brett Trois - Can I 'secondary' in the primary? on 10-20-2014 at 04:48 PM
    Does 100% brett create much of a Krausen? If not, I would use a 5 gallon carboy for
    fermentation so there won't be much headspace as I typically produce close to 5.5 gallons of
    wort on my system.It ce...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter - DME vs Sugar on 10-20-2014 at 04:44 PM
    Braukaiser did a great write up on the subject. Basically, sugar doesn't have enough nutrients.

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 10-18-2014 at 01:22 PM
    Some are complaining about a slight acridness to this. Has anyone tried replacing half a pound
    of the roasted barley with de-bittered black malt? I'm curious what effect that would have.

  • Posted in thread: ElectricBrewingSupply 30A BCS Control Panel Giveaway! on 10-18-2014 at 12:46 PM
    Why not?

  • Posted in thread: ris in keg? on 10-18-2014 at 12:45 PM
    Nitrogen is used only for serving, and it's never a requirement. I think a RIS served with
    nitrogen would be wonderful, but there are plenty of people that don't like beers on
    nitrogen.Go ahead and ke...

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