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  • Posted in thread: Apartment ferm temps on 09-21-2013 at 01:57 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 06:38 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 02:55 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 08:36 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
    combo like...

  • Posted in thread: help name these contaminated brews on 05-30-2013 at 05:09 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 06:25 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 05:26 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
    terrible. You...

  • Posted in thread: Should I pitch more yeast... on 04-09-2013 at 05:39 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 08:04 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 05:00 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 ...