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Posted in thread: I Got Bored and Made a Recipe on 10-23-2014 at 11:52 AM
This is why I test recipes here! I've never worked with honey malt, I didn't realize it was a
specialty malt. So... Cut Honey Malt to 1 lb, increase 2-row to 8 lb?Yes, and cut the crystal
malts (the s...
Posted in thread: Do pellet hops have longer shelf life? on 10-23-2014 at 12:58 AM
Do pellet hops have a longer shelf life than leaf hops when properly nitrogen purged and vacuum
sealed? I get that if the hops are not nitrogen purged then pellet hops will have less surface
area to o...
Posted in thread: Back Sweeten & Kill Yeast? on 10-23-2014 at 12:53 AM
If you don't stabilize the cider, adding more fermentables (even with preservatives) will cause
fermentation to restart.There are hundreds of billions of yeast in the finished cider, so
Posted in thread: Fining on 10-23-2014 at 12:48 AM
Do you add 1 campden tablet and potassium sorbate before the fining agent?For 1 gallon.I don't
do sweet wines usually, but I'd do the campden and sorbate last. That should be the last thing
you do bef...
Posted in thread: using distilled water then adding salts on 10-23-2014 at 12:45 AM
Thanks for quick reply. In my post I added a very small amount of soda to the mash water but
not the sparge, as I have read you don't want to add it to the sparge water. I guess I was
doing that to bo...
Posted in thread: Do we "think" too much about brewing beer? on 10-23-2014 at 12:32 AM
When I posted my random musing yesterday, I never imagined it would take off like it
did...lot's of great comments on BOTH sides of the fence done in a very civilized way! I think
mjdonnelly68 made th...
Posted in thread: Classic Cream Ale 6 row adjunct brew on 10-23-2014 at 12:28 AM
I am definitely going to try the minute rice and maybe use more of it next time to this batch.
I decided to ditch all of the wheat and only do the 6row corn and rice. Added 2 pounds of
pilsner dme at ...
Posted in thread: Adding sugars, ending fermentation, etc on 10-22-2014 at 11:57 PM
If you have a smaller batch of cider (say, 1 gallon) is it possible to heat pasteurize it to
kill the yeast, then keg and back sweeten it? I was thinking about doing just this - say,
bringing my gallo...
Posted in thread: Help oktoberfest not carbonating on 10-22-2014 at 11:22 PM
I brewed a northern brewer Oktoberfest extract kit back in June. I used a yeast starter kit and
Wyeast #2633 Octoberfest Lager Blend. After 2 weeks I transferred the beer into a second
fermenter and t...
Posted in thread: How long can I keep yeast in mason jars? on 10-22-2014 at 10:29 PM
Thanks for the reply Yooper. I'll give it a shot then and hope it takes off. Should I perhaps
run the plate for longer than the usual 12-18 hours I normally do simply because the yeast is a