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  • Physics Grad Student
  • Arthur J. Franke
  • Just started in January 2011. I know that I know nothing. Reading and learning all that I can.
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  • Posted in thread: Pectin solids? on 12-15-2013 at 06:16 PM
    For the past three years, I've made a tradition out of 5 or 6 gallons of Graham's English
    Cider, with cider sourced from the same booth at the nearby farmer's market each year. Besides
    adjusting the a...

  • Posted in thread: Black Truffle Beer Project on 04-09-2012 at 11:59 PM
    So, primary should be winding down. How does it smell?Unfortunately I was out of town for all
    of active fermentation. I lack any sort of temperature control, so I'm betting it was between
    70 and 72F. ...

  • Posted in thread: Black Truffle Beer Project on 03-26-2012 at 03:32 AM
    This recipe got brewed this afternoon. I didn't end up pitching lactobacillus into the recipe,
    due to neither of my cultures turning out well. I did add all the acidulated malt that I had on
    hand to t...

  • Posted in thread: Culturing Lactobacillus from Yogurt & Grains with a Crock Pot/Slow Cooker on 02-28-2012 at 03:32 PM
    "Lacto Two Ways"One of my next brews will be a gose. This is my first foray into sour brewing,
    so in full disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm doing :fro: . Instead of purchasing a
    lactobacillus cultur...

  • Posted in thread: Black Truffle Beer Project on 02-04-2012 at 03:55 AM
    I suppose a "real" big beer geek would tell you to toss the black truffles into a bourbon-oaked
    soured Belgian imperial wet-hopped India Black Ale... I guess I'm a phony after all. :mug:I
    think keepin...

  • Posted in thread: Final Gravity Podcast NJ Brewers series on 02-02-2012 at 04:22 AM
    I enjoyed the podcast with Brian Boak.What about Defiant Brewing Co., in Pearl River?

  • Posted in thread: Black Truffle Beer Project on 02-01-2012 at 06:02 AM
    Resurrecting this thread, now that work is back under control... I have been able to get some
    further research done.First, add another potential style to the list: Randy Mosher, in his book
    Radical Br...

  • Posted in thread: Troubleshooting a Belgian Dark Strong Wy 1762 Fermentation on 01-20-2012 at 05:10 PM
    About 3 weeks ago, I brewed a Belgian Dark Strong ale, pitching it with Wyeast 1762 Belgian
    Abbey II. The brew day did not go perfectly:[*]I mistook Munich 20L for CaraMunich, and only
    steeped it at 1...

  • Posted in thread: Interesting fermentation. Thoughts? on 01-12-2012 at 02:56 PM
    I've been washing & repitching a line of 1098 for about 6 or 7 batches now, and I've seen this
    behavior in maybe two thirds or more of the fermentations. The krausen never gets more than a
    half-inch h...

  • Posted in thread: New craft breweries in NJ on 12-12-2011 at 02:13 AM
    perhaps an even better list?