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Posted in thread: Hop Stand vs. Boil Addition | exBEERiment Results! on 05-02-2016 at 12:41 PM
Interesting writeup. One thing though...Aren't you supposed to chill the wort to 180°, and then
add the hops for a hop stand? That has always been my impression. Did your higher temps have
Posted in thread: Pitch new wort onto yeast cake on 05-01-2016 at 10:09 PM
There are quite a few (lazy) homebrewers who pitch right onto the cake. It's not really a good
idea, more because it's a gross overpitch than actually unsanitary. Some food for thought:
what I do: ...
Posted in thread: Soapmaking on 05-01-2016 at 01:42 AM
I take soap with me... And I happen to be named Bob too!My wife would never say I'm
spoiled....I knew your real name was Bob, but I'm pretty sure that everyone around us called
you "Mouse" anyway!
Posted in thread: Soapmaking on 04-30-2016 at 10:59 PM
Those are great, Mouse!It's funny that once you start using handmade good quality soap that you
can't believe you ever used that detergent stuff from the store.Bob noticed that when we
travel, I don't...
Posted in thread: Extract beer keeps getting sweet. WHY? on 04-30-2016 at 02:13 PM
Beers that are "too sweet" are oftentimes simply underbittered. I'd try increasing the boil
size and increasing the length of the boil for more hops utilization so that the beer is better
Posted in thread: You could make soda! on 04-30-2016 at 02:10 PM
I'd love if you would share the details of this. even started growing lemongrass, just for
this!I cut the sugar, but otherwise this is pretty much how I do it! The only difference is I
dilute the syr...
Posted in thread: You could make soda! on 04-30-2016 at 01:42 PM
I don't make soda any more, since I gave up sugar and sugar substitutes, but I have been
working on seltzer water. When my kids were living at home, I made root beer quite often (and
so did my son), a...
Posted in thread: Golden stout water profile on 04-29-2016 at 07:22 PM
A mash pH of 5.4-5.5 would work. I can't recommend a "profile" as really no such thing exists,
but if you get the calcium to 50-100 ppm, and have chloride in the 50-100 range, that would be
Posted in thread: would you keg it? on 04-29-2016 at 01:24 PM
I normally dryhop for 5 days, but have gone as short as 3 days with great results. Sometimes
things have come up, and I've dryhopped for 7 days, but I like the 5 day dryhop for fresh hops
Posted in thread: Potassium Sorbate on 04-29-2016 at 01:29 AM
Campden (potassium metabisulfite) is added again, as it dissipates relatively quickly. One
crushed (and dissolved) tablet per gallon is the usual 'dosage' and it can be added with the