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  • Posted in thread: Too Much Acid Blend Fix? on 11-21-2016 at 07:21 PM
    I think I read that the way to bring the acid back into balance is to add an alkali salt like
    Calcium Carbonate. The problem with that is if you add a lot, it tastes chalky..... get a glass
    with a kno...

  • Posted in thread: Can you believe it's been TEN YEARS? Anniversary Sale + Giveaway @ on 11-14-2016 at 06:56 PM
    Congrats on 10 years!

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  • Posted in thread: Freeze concentration using a rope for better/quicker thaw retention? on 11-07-2016 at 02:32 PM
    your problem is that you have to have the rope thaw. The thawing goes from outside (where the
    heat is) to inside. So the rope area remains frozen providing no path. Unless you somehow could
    remove the...

  • Posted in thread: sparkling mead on 11-07-2016 at 02:25 PM
    I presume that is 3LB of honey. Depending on sweetness desired, that is between 1 gallon
    (sweet) to 1.5 gallons (dry) mead. Rule of thumb is 2lb honey for dry mean (og about 1.080) to
    2.5 lb for semi ...

  • Posted in thread: Can I fortify bottle carbonated beer? on 10-28-2016 at 06:30 PM
    you should be able to do that. as you are changing the ABV from 5.5 to 7, the yeast should be
    fine. What I would do is figure out how much scotch you need, and put that with your
    carbonation sugar in ...

  • Posted in thread: OOPS... I have a sour ale! What happened?!?!?!? on 10-28-2016 at 06:24 PM
    Interesting that the batch right after this one -- a dunkelweizen -- also has a residual
    sourness to it, not before, but AFTER bottle-conditioning. Hmm... Maybe time for a major
    equipment overhaul be...

  • Posted in thread: Keeping Frementer Warm on 10-28-2016 at 11:58 AM
    I have the controller set with a 2 degree swing heat and cool but it is not keeping it that
    tight. I have it set at 68F and beer temp was 64.5F this morning. Probably not earthshattering
    but out of ra...

  • Posted in thread: OOPS... I have a sour ale! What happened?!?!?!? on 10-28-2016 at 11:45 AM
    Thanks for the reply. Agree that while the syrup was boiled in production, this was home-grown
    syrup from a friend who packages his own. Like I said, I used it in the boil and it tasted
    great after pr...

  • Posted in thread: How does heat affect yeast after primary? on 10-27-2016 at 07:08 PM
    The yeast will live in to the 110 range. it will make good beer only as high as about 70 (well
    maybe 80 if it is Belgian in style). And since the pathways for the chemical reactions are
    temperature se...