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Posted in thread: Hmm wtf is going on in this carboy on 01-29-2016 at 09:15 PM
Mash pH was 5.6 used 1.5 worflock for 8 gallons of wort. Fermentation started in normal
fashion. I used my counterflow instead of an immersion so I didn't get a cold break in the
kettle. So maybe a mi...
Posted in thread: Hmm wtf is going on in this carboy on 01-29-2016 at 08:14 PM
Improper wort/mash pH can cause this, along with too much whirlfloc or finings in the kettle.
Posted in thread: Brewers shopping in UK, which base malt for a more neutral flavour? on 01-28-2016 at 10:01 PM
Most Belgian and French pale malts are a pretty good substitute for US pale, although lower in
protein than what we normally see.
Posted in thread: IsoAlpha extract shelf stability on 01-06-2016 at 07:19 PM
Once opened, it is best to keep it cold and use it within a few months. Most of them do have a
use by date on the packaging. That said, I would not bother using either of those products,
unless you ar...
Posted in thread: FG of Dark Lord is 1.070!?!?! on 12-14-2015 at 08:42 PM
Some guy on BA degassed a sample of the 2014 and it read 1.070 or there about. Every bottle
I've ever tried tastes like molasses and soy sauce.
Posted in thread: Achieving a silky/pillowy/creamy mouthfeel (a la Hill Farmstead)? on 12-10-2015 at 08:40 PM
I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here, but this so called "hop-haze" has little to do with
hop oils and everything to do with suspended yeast, bound-polyphenols, proteins, tannins, ect.
If you tak...
Posted in thread: Ringwood Ale Yeast - combination of two strains on 12-04-2015 at 08:25 PM
These are some complicated questions. As much as I know, Ringwood was and still is two or more
strains. What we get from WY and WL are single strain cultures, being the flocculative type. As
Posted in thread: Feedback for a Yuengling on 11-18-2015 at 05:54 PM
Yuengling is pale malt, corn grits, with hop extract, and caramel color. You could get
something close with 85% pale, 2-row, 15% flaked corn, and cluster @ 90 for ~18 IBU. Ferment
with clean, neutral ...
Posted in thread: How often do we get sold the wrong Malt? on 11-17-2015 at 09:50 PM
Here is another thing to think about. A lot of the premium European malt varieties that home
brewers love to drop $$ on are not what they think they are. Depending on the acreage and
yield, many of th...
Posted in thread: Kohatu and Azacca Pale on 11-06-2015 at 02:18 PM
I've used both, although never together. Azacca is very nice and certainly comes across as
fruity-tropical, almost as an over-ripe fruit. However, it is not very punchy and the citrus
character is pre...