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Posted in thread: WLP090 San Diego not so Super? on 01-29-2012 at 12:31 AM
I've been giving batch #2 a swirl and it's finishing off nicely. Here in Australia we almost
universally use barrel shaped FVs with screw on lids and these lend themselves to using cling
wrap instead ...
Posted in thread: WLP090 San Diego not so Super? on 01-26-2012 at 03:42 AM
Since November I've been using Whitelabs new San Diego Superyeast and have had excellent
results. Mind you it's not the rocket that was claimed originally, but does a similar clean job
to Wyeast 1056 ...
Posted in thread: Do crystal malts get further converted in the mash? on 07-16-2011 at 12:41 AM
Something I've not been able to find a definitive answer to:We add Crystal and Cara- malts such
as medium crystal, carapils (carafoam) etc, not just for the flavour but to add body and
foaming etc. Du...
Posted in thread: Chill Haze in a lager on 01-28-2011 at 12:13 AM
Sort of like "krausening" - yes that should work fine.
Posted in thread: Chill Haze in a lager on 01-27-2011 at 07:23 AM
Gelatine will floc out yeast. However chill haze is caused by polyphenols. They can be removed
using Polyclar - this is how we buy it in Australia, I expect it's available in the USA (no
Posted in thread: Cereal Mash question on 01-02-2011 at 04:49 AM
Thanks Ed, so I'll just keep ramping up to boiling then let it cool down to the main mash temp
and stir in.
Posted in thread: Cereal Mash question on 01-02-2011 at 04:31 AM
When doing a beer with a large amount - say 25% - of cereal adjunct such as maize or rice, I
have been doing a preliminary cereal mash with some of the base malt, to convert the cereal
first before ad...
Posted in thread: My Brew-in-a-Bag/No-Chill setup on 11-21-2010 at 03:55 AM
Tannins shouldn't be a problem, I don't know about the USA but in the UK and Australia in
particular some of the mainstream breweries use massive grain filter presses to wring out every
ounce of wort ...
Posted in thread: My Brew-in-a-Bag/No-Chill setup on 11-12-2010 at 10:27 PM
Here in Australia we rarely use carboys, but instead use either bucket fermenters with snap on
lids or 'barrel' screw top fermenters like this: the cooled wort gets poured out of the cube
with a lot ...
Posted in thread: My Brew-in-a-Bag/No-Chill setup on 11-09-2010 at 03:35 AM
Great setup there, a few of the guys over here use those crab cookers with a bag fitted. I use
a 40 Litre (around 11 US Gallon) electric hot water urn - I think there are a couple of brands
in the USA...