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Posted in thread: Bourbon Barrel simulation on 11-15-2012 at 07:45 PM
I use the medium toast oak cubes. I weigh out two ounces for 5 gallons and soak them in 8
ounces of bourbon for a week. I just throw those in the secondary and wait. It usually takes
about two weeks o...
Posted in thread: Blichmann Thrumometer on 11-15-2012 at 05:03 PM
I'll take it. Thanks for the heads up Craig.
Posted in thread: Long, weak boil; temps after initial fermentation on 08-31-2012 at 05:08 PM
The Boil: Yes, I would do a longer boil, but you are going to have to adjust your recipe
accordingly. I assume you are doing extract, so be sure to account for the extra evaporation
and add extra wate...
Posted in thread: using coffee in a secondary on 08-31-2012 at 04:12 PM
One of the main advantages to adding coffee rather than grounds is that you have much more
control of how much coffee flavor gets into your beer. Cold brew some very strong coffee, and
then take a mea...
Posted in thread: Question about chilling my wort on 08-31-2012 at 03:31 PM
igotworts: What do you mean adding the same amount of tap water isn't a great idea generally?
Isn't that method pretty standard for people without 5gallon brew pots?You are correct, it is a
Posted in thread: Acetylaldehyde in Imperial IPA - Tastes Like Granny Smith Apple on 08-30-2012 at 06:48 PM
I think you may want to be wary of your head space issue as well. The healthiest most viable
yeast is going to be at the top during active fermentation, and if you blow it all out the top,
you will no...
Posted in thread: Question about chilling my wort on 08-30-2012 at 06:43 PM
You can do that, and it will work fine, but you need to boil the water first, cool it back
down, and then add it into your wort. Boiling will sterilize it - very important - and it will
also gas off a...
Posted in thread: Good price for Perlicks? on 08-30-2012 at 06:40 PM
I would be wary of $18 Perlicks, there are knock offs out there that do not work as well, and
$18 is insanely cheap.
Posted in thread: Yeast cultivation on stir plate - FG affected? on 07-31-2012 at 06:45 PM
Also, that San Diego yeast is highly attenuative.
Posted in thread: Yeast cultivation on stir plate - FG affected? on 07-31-2012 at 06:44 PM
The overnight mash is going to give you really high efficiency, and you have grains that are
completely fermentable, so I am not surprised you are finishing low even though your mash temp