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Posted in thread: Adding Cold Water to Hot Wort? on 08-30-2013 at 01:00 AM
I've only brewed 2 extract batches but here is my method. A few days before brew day boil some
water with a bit of Campden, cool and freeze. I freeze 2 quarts in a clean and sterilized Lock
n Lock con...
Posted in thread: Adventures in Stirplate Construction... on 08-25-2013 at 08:33 PM
I was planning to make a stir-plate but your experience is making me reconsider.
Posted in thread: Which is a good fruit to add to beer? on 08-25-2013 at 08:24 PM
I would stick to whatever is in season at the moment.
Posted in thread: Warm beer good, cold beer bad? on 08-25-2013 at 08:19 PM
From what I remember Colby said the smoke flavor will diminish even after bottling. He compared
it to the fading of hop flavor/aroma. Chilling is suppose to slow the degradation.
Posted in thread: No heat or a/c. How can I ferment an ale? on 08-25-2013 at 04:52 PM
If you need heat, an aquarium heater in a bucket of water will help.
Posted in thread: Warm beer good, cold beer bad? on 08-25-2013 at 03:18 PM
The flavor did not change at all, your perception of it did. Beer will change as the temps do.
I suspect that the smoke was stronger when it was warmer and that covered up the off flavors.I
Posted in thread: Once mixed does PBW last like Star San? on 08-21-2013 at 03:58 PM
They say it generates “4-5% oxygen”. I take that to mean it contains sodium percarbonate. That
part will go flat in a few hours. start with PBW to use the chelates to soften the water and
Posted in thread: Once mixed does PBW last like Star San? on 08-20-2013 at 11:25 PM
I remember reading something from the Dr. Bronner's soap company (they make castile/olive oil
based soaps, I highly recommend their peppermint soap, it will make your junk tingle!) that you
Posted in thread: Once mixed does PBW last like Star San? on 08-20-2013 at 10:07 PM
I'm curious about the lifespan of PBW once it's been mixed. I searched the site but didn't see
any post topics addressing this. I mixed up some PBW Saturday, and rotated bottles in for 10
hour soaks o...
Posted in thread: This weekends pumkin ale on 08-19-2013 at 10:01 AM
The week after that episode aired they read some letters on air from listeners about their
experiences using pumpkin. There are some interesting responses. It's the December 3, 2009