Last Activity:10-25-2013 7:07 PM
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Posted in thread: Apartment ferm temps on 09-21-2013 at 02:57 PM
I'm in Houston on a top floor apartment. This summer my choices were dump a couple hundred
dollars into the electric bill to keep it in standard ale range or brew batches dominated by
yeast flavors. M...
Posted in thread: Brett Saison tastes like feet on 07-25-2013 at 07:38 PM
"Footy" is a flavor sometimes made by Brux. (Kind of similar to barnyard/funk) Prairie Artisan
Ale's "ALE", a Saison with Brux, has a particularly footy smell to me. But it's well balanced
so it doesn...
Posted in thread: Clean / Sour Split on 06-26-2013 at 03:55 PM
I've had a soured Scottish ale that was pretty awesome, and I've had a few good sour stouts.
These were all commercially soured in barrels, FWIW.
Posted in thread: Boiling in a flask? on 06-25-2013 at 09:36 PM
I just noticed mine has a crack recently too. I emailed AHS to ask, and they advocated against
any sort of direct heating. Basically using it just as a fermenter rather than a fermenter/pot
Posted in thread: help name these contaminated brews on 05-30-2013 at 06:09 PM
Not sure how nano it is, but I have friends at a 1bbl brewery where everything is basically in
a big garage. Until they built a mill box, they had to be really careful when they milled
grain, because ...
Posted in thread: 2 yeast problems? on 04-16-2013 at 07:25 PM
Sorry, wasn't trying to call you out on poor sanitation. There's a difference between
sanitation and sterilization. There's always bugs around, and wort is a great growth medium for
a lot of them. Hec...
Posted in thread: 2 yeast problems? on 04-16-2013 at 06:26 PM
Sounds like you made a 10L wort stability test, and it failed the 3 day test. Not sure what the
flavor impact will be on your beer, but when I've done wort stability tests it has smelled
Posted in thread: Should I pitch more yeast... on 04-09-2013 at 06:39 PM
There's also the possibility that the yeast are suffering from a lack of nutrients. Not sure
what % of the fermentables the honey and agave were, but alone they offer very little
nutrients. Along with...
Posted in thread: Chuck P's Starter mod. on 04-03-2013 at 09:04 PM
They get out competed. The likelihood of you getting something in your jars is really low,
especially if it has to survive boiling hot and refrigeration. I just wanted to let you know
that it is a pos...
Posted in thread: Chuck P's Starter mod. on 04-03-2013 at 06:00 PM
Personally, I'd use a pressure cooker. There are bugs that can survive boiling temperatures,
and they are some of the nasty ones. You're basically giving them a buffet with no competition.
I wouldn't ...