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Posted in thread: Almost no head retention and I can't figure out why. on 04-25-2013 at 02:42 AM
Hmm. So I did carefully examine it and it turns out that there is some dissolved CO2 in the
beer but really not much at all. So this is funny. I have been kegging for a very long time but
I never real...
Posted in thread: Almost no head retention and I can't figure out why. on 04-25-2013 at 01:55 AM
Hi All,I tried brewing a belgian blonde and well, this is my first experiance with Belgians. I
typically brew german beers but I REALLY wanted a tripple so I brewed this to get the yeast
cake. The rec...
Posted in thread: Urgent: Should I pitch my starter on 08-11-2012 at 08:33 PM
I ended up tossing the starter. It smelled sort of vile and tasted sort of vile so I really
didn't want to use it. Thanks all! I actually went the LHBS and they gave me a new smack pack.
This one actu...
Posted in thread: Urgent: Should I pitch my starter on 08-09-2012 at 04:56 PM
The starter still has all of those intermittent products in it though, how would I know what I
am suppose to be tasting? I have never thought about tasting a starter, what should it taste
Posted in thread: Urgent: Should I pitch my starter on 08-09-2012 at 02:45 PM
For this I did 3c water to 3/4c DME and ended up with about 800ml in the flask. I followed the
same guides as I always do. I smelled it again and it smells less vinous so I guess I will be
Posted in thread: Urgent: Should I pitch my starter on 08-09-2012 at 04:02 AM
I have had it going for about 3 days on and off the stir plate. It was an accident that it went
that long but I would have expected to see something. I pitched when the wort was cool and the
bag was p...
Posted in thread: Urgent: Should I pitch my starter on 08-09-2012 at 12:29 AM
I have been doing this for a long time but this is the first time I made a starter and it
didn't krausen. I have it running on a stir plate and the ambient temp was about 85 degrees in
the day and abo...
Posted in thread: Wort Collection Vessel - Stainless, Plastic, need advice on 06-20-2012 at 05:15 PM
You will get hot side oxidation by not draining directly into your kettle. I don't know if that
matters or not though. Apparently, even though you boil for a long time, this will have an
affect on the...
Posted in thread: Grain Taste on 03-21-2012 at 01:00 AM
I think it is a balance between malt and hops. I brewed a bock which had an IBU:GU ratio of
about .25-.30. You can take the dark munich. In fact, you can only taste the dark munich. I
would try increa...
Posted in thread: HLT question on 03-21-2012 at 12:58 AM
So why aren't you using a 6G pot? You still can't heat up an igloo cooler.