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  • Posted in thread: Aging Beer Cold or Warm? on 05-26-2016 at 01:46 AM
    I find that normally my beers improve with a couple of months aging in the keg in the chest
    fridge.Does this aging also work at room temperature? Would room temperature aging progress
    faster than agin...

  • Posted in thread: Did I stall my lager? on 05-16-2016 at 11:13 PM
    Never mind the airlock, what is the beer doing? If fermentation is active, you should be able
    to tell just by looking at the beer in the carboy. However, if the beer is relatively clear,
    and you measu...

  • Posted in thread: Did I stall my lager? on 05-16-2016 at 08:56 PM
    I made a lager in my Brewha conical the other day, a Dortmunder.I pitched rehydrated Fermentis
    S-23 and set the temp on the controller to 18C. ( I use cold tap water for cooling and this
    time of year ...

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 11-25-2015 at 02:56 AM
    DAP is not an acid, and the breakdown products don't form acid either, but a base. You can
    smell the ammonia coming out.There are conversion tables/calcs online to determine your
    altitude boiling poin...

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 11-25-2015 at 02:53 AM
    Yup! Maybe I screwed up? Tastes good [emoji3]I dunno... maybe I screwed up. Mine tastes good
    too!

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 11-24-2015 at 04:35 PM
    Accuracy within 10F is fine. I would check the reading in boiling water (should be 212F if
    you're at or near sea level) and note the difference if any. Then correct at the higher temps
    with the same a...

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 11-24-2015 at 04:28 PM
    2lb of 290 using DAP...stoked! Thanks for the recipe. By the taste it is it already appears it
    will be well with the effort. Though it was really simple!Tim316730This is 290F?Mine seem to
    come out muc...

  • Posted in thread: Bochet GROUP BREW - Solera Style on 10-19-2015 at 05:35 PM
    I started my first in August, 3 gallon carboy started at 1.075 and now down to 1.008. I'm not
    sure if that's where it will finish.I'm not oaking, maybe I should...6 months makes February
    when I start ...

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 09-30-2015 at 04:19 AM
    Ok, I see where I went wrong here...I didn't have DAP and used Baker's Ammonia instead, but
    needed an acid to invert the sugar so it would stay in liquid form and not crystallize.Not in
    the original p...

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 09-23-2015 at 03:45 AM
    Where in recipe #5 does it mention Ammonium Carbonate? It's akin to sodium carbonate (washing
    soda) and very alkaline. It may cause an entirely different reaction mechanism. Perhaps you've
    invented so...

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