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Posted in thread: Why not stir the fermenter? on 07-25-2012 at 01:46 AM
Andrewskibrewski - Even inside a fridge I will still have temperature stratification just as if
you had a fermenter in a well-ventilated basement at the apropriate temperature. Some kind of
Posted in thread: Why not stir the fermenter? on 07-25-2012 at 12:25 AM
I'm very interested in stirring to eliminate thermal stratification. My one concern is whether
it would increase fermentation of proteins and other undesirables that have settled at the
bottom of the ...
Posted in thread: Raspberry Milk Stout on 12-31-2011 at 01:52 AM
I did this recipe except couldn't find cheap vanilla beans so I substituted a few ounces of
vanilla bean extract. Turned out great so far (having a half pint only a few days after kegging
Posted in thread: Belfast Bay Brewing Company's McGovern Oatmeal Stout Clone on 12-31-2011 at 01:48 AM
Very good, continues to improve.
Posted in thread: Belfast Bay Brewing Company's McGovern Oatmeal Stout Clone on 11-05-2011 at 03:20 AM
This turned out great. It's a little mild because of my efficiency issues, but it is most
excellent. SWMBO agrees, too. It's very smooth and would be acceptable to a wide range of
audiences, I think. ...
Posted in thread: Belfast Bay Brewing Company's McGovern Oatmeal Stout Clone on 10-24-2011 at 06:27 AM
Seemed very promising on its way to secondary (had to clear my primary bucket for the next
batch). I bottled 6 1-liters and will keg the rest in a month or few I think. I have very high
Posted in thread: Belfast Bay Brewing Company's McGovern Oatmeal Stout Clone on 10-22-2011 at 06:24 PM
Haven't measured it yet, but last night one of my kegs went bubbly, so I think it may be time
to transfer to a keg for some secondary resting time. I also need to do a few bottles for a
Posted in thread: Belfast Bay Brewing Company's McGovern Oatmeal Stout Clone on 09-25-2011 at 06:47 AM
Recognizing that the yeast makes the beer more times than not, the LBHS was out of Burton and
recommended English ale as a substitute that is similar but different. Otherwise, this is the
recipe I use...
Posted in thread: Vanilla Bean Experimentation Time! on 10-29-2010 at 08:19 AM
I once was a sort of chemist, and my thoughts are as follows:A prolonged boil will drive off
the flavors. However, placing the beans for a moment in boiling water and then quickly cooling
it down shou...
Posted in thread: My Tripel is at 1.018 ... can I bottle? on 10-24-2010 at 02:30 PM
Your yeast are done producing CO2 at this point, to any significant extent. You should use
whatever amount of sugar is recommended for a trippel based on the temperature and beer type; I
would not wor...