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Posted in thread: Which BYO Fat Tire Clone is more accurate? on 10-17-2016 at 09:07 PM
Haven't brewed it yet. I just bought a kegging system and I only have one keg which is
currently holding a pilsner. I have to wait a bit to finish it before I can start on the next
beer. The wife has ...
Posted in thread: Porter Head Retention on 10-07-2016 at 07:24 PM
Well I tried an experiment last night, per the discussions above, I added a tiny amount of
baking soda dissolved in water to a glass before tapping a pint of this porter. I have come to
Posted in thread: Porter Head Retention on 10-07-2016 at 01:07 AM
I will give you this advice. Basically two things contribute to head retention. Proteins from
the grain and isohumulones from hops. You have hops in your beer which is good! But per Denny's
Posted in thread: Porter Head Retention on 10-06-2016 at 06:14 PM
Excellent read Denny, thank you. I did not use a yeast starter, simply re-hydrated the yeast
per the packet instructions and pitched. I wonder if that might be a big part of my issue since
this beer h...
Posted in thread: Porter Head Retention on 10-06-2016 at 04:30 PM
You can try adding a little calcium carbonate to the boil. That'll offset some of the acidity
contributed by the dark malt and may help your head retention. Otherwise your recipe looks
good. I've neve...
Posted in thread: Cloudy/muddy beer from keg on 10-04-2016 at 03:58 AM
Well here's a couple things I can thing of. A yeasty flavor would be indicative of exactly
that, yeast. But I'm just surprised it hasn't settled down after a few weeks in the keg. A
muddy character co...
Posted in thread: lagering on 10-03-2016 at 08:27 PM
I would definitely bottle now. I don't think it's a good idea to leave beer in a plastic bucket
for weeks. Plastic lets oxygen in which could affect your beer negatively for long term
storage. Bottle ...
Posted in thread: Cloudy/muddy beer from keg on 10-03-2016 at 07:49 PM
That's a tough one. As far as I know, three things cause beer to be cloudy: yeast/bugs, protein
and starches. Usually yeast will settle at the bottom first within a day or two of being cold
Posted in thread: Do I need to dump this beer? on 10-03-2016 at 07:40 PM
I wouldn't dump it until you've tasted it. If you have a little bit of wild fermentation, it
could get interesting. It may not turn out exactly like you had planned, but it could still
turn out delici...
Posted in thread: Confession Time on 09-30-2016 at 08:25 PM
Alright I'm coming clean.I don't make starters any more but I've only had one beer in 10 years
of brewing not take offI pitch only one vial of yeast even for lagersI only cool my beer off to