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  • Posted in thread: Weissbier fermentation on 08-23-2016 at 04:20 AM
    I think your approach was spot on to make a great beer. So I would not change much on the
    hefeweizen side of things. If you are getting poor scores then I would look at your overall
    brewing approach f...

  • Posted in thread: NanoBrewery + Brewpub on 08-19-2016 at 03:50 PM
    The Brewing Network has some podcasts you can listen to about starting a Nano brewery. The
    short version is just what you said - working all of the time and not enough beer to make
    profits...It sounds...

  • Posted in thread: My first White Labs Pure Pitch pack. Thumbs down!! on 08-19-2016 at 03:25 PM
    I will deal with the new packs as I think there is more fresh yeast inside compared to the
    vials. Also, so often the LHBS vials were out of date for some strains. The new packs have a
    lot longer shelf...

  • Posted in thread: Hosehead Usage "kickstart"? on 08-19-2016 at 02:12 PM
    It is a tough road. Elsinore is functional but I can't get any of the automated features to
    work with the Hosehead. "Heavy development" has been going on for a long time but it is tough
    to follow in m...

  • Posted in thread: Do you oxygenate your starters? on 07-05-2016 at 01:45 PM
    Yes, I oxygenate the starter. You make a starter to wake up the yeast and create some cells as
    well. Makes sense to add some O2, either by shaking or by injecting. By injecting I do not need
    to shake ...

  • Posted in thread: Melanoidin in Hefe on 06-29-2016 at 02:02 PM
    I switched to a BIAB type setup last year so I am still getting a baseline for my recipes. So
    it will have to be in the future. Always something new to try with homebrewing!

  • Posted in thread: Help w/ BIAB Basket Mesh Sizing (400v600v800) on 06-29-2016 at 01:58 PM
    The main area for concern with the heating elements is during the mash. If you do not get the
    sediment away from the elements they get crowded so to speak and get too hot. This leads to the
    particles ...

  • Posted in thread: Help w/ BIAB Basket Mesh Sizing (400v600v800) on 06-27-2016 at 02:21 PM
    I moved to a BIAB setup after years of three vessel cooler brewing. Sediment has always been on
    my mind but it is kind of a hot button topic on the forum. I try to keep it down to protect my
    heating e...

  • Posted in thread: Decanting starters for hefeweizen yeast? on 06-27-2016 at 02:03 PM
    Basic Brewing has a podcast where a guy tried different pitch rates on a hefe. The winner was
    1/2 of a vial of WLP 300 for the best banana flavor.

  • Posted in thread: Melanoidin in Hefe on 06-27-2016 at 02:00 PM
    Thanks. I need to try some and see if I like it. I have always used aromatic malt for sort of
    this purpose but will try something new in a helles or hefe.