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Posted in thread: Fermentation Vessel - Pt. 3: Stainless Steel vs. Glass Carboy | exBEERiment Results! on 07-11-2016 at 01:36 PM
Perhaps unexpectedly, two xBmts have produced results suggesting fermentation vessel has a
qualitative impact on beer. Some have theorized the actual material is responsible for the
Posted in thread: Under Pressure: Airlock vs. Foil With Saison Dupont Yeast | exBEERiment Results! on 07-04-2016 at 12:52 PM
Saison is a beer defined by yeast character, and brewers of this delicious farmhouse style have
myriad options for yeast available to them. Avoided by many for fear of a stalled fermentation,
Posted in thread: Under Pressure – Pt. 3: Impact Of Pressurized Fermentation On Lager | xBmt Results! on 06-13-2016 at 11:57 AM
Fermenting under pressure at higher temperatures has been said to allow brewers to produce
lagers quickly by suppressing formation of expected esters and other undesirable character. To
test this out,...
Posted in thread: Grain Comparison – Pt. 2: Maris Otter vs. Domestic (US) 2-Row | exBEERiment Results! on 06-06-2016 at 11:57 AM
Lauded for its ability to impart toasty yet delicate biscuit-like character, Maris Otter is one
of the most commonly used base malts by brewers of styles ranging from English Mild to American
IPA. A b...
Posted in thread: The Gelatin Effect – Pt. 5: Gelatin vs. Biofine Clear | exBEERiment Results! on 05-23-2016 at 04:03 PM
Thank you. Great xBmt! I'd have been surprised if Biofine had introduced a flavour component
but it's good to have the data. If I'm reading correctly, the Biofine took longer to clear but
was as effec...
Posted in thread: The Gelatin Effect – Pt. 5: Gelatin vs. Biofine Clear | exBEERiment Results! on 05-23-2016 at 12:02 PM
While hazy beer has become a trend of late, some homebrewers still take steps to ensure their
homebrew is brite. Many have found great success fining with gelatin, but our friends of the
Posted in thread: The Hop Chronicles | Experimental #09326 on 05-19-2016 at 11:59 AM
It's been a long time coming, but we're back with another edition of The Hop Chronicles! This
time, we evaluate an experimental hop sent to us by the rad folks at HOPSTEINER. Check it out!
Posted in thread: Plastic (PET) Carboy vs. Glass Carboy | exBEERiment Results! on 05-16-2016 at 03:16 PM
I'm confused - there was one person who was able to tell the difference between the beers, but
then when you asked them which they preferred, they could no longer tell the difference? It
seems in ever...
Posted in thread: Plastic (PET) Carboy vs. Glass Carboy | exBEERiment Results! on 05-16-2016 at 12:00 PM
Fermentor options are vast these days, forcing homebrewers to choose between different
materials, shapes, and sizes. I'm personally partial to plastic/PET carboys for their ease of
use and reduced ris...
Posted in thread: Water Chemistry - Pt. 4: Phosphoric vs. Lactic Acid for Mash pH | exBEERiment Results on 05-09-2016 at 12:02 PM
Water chemistry in brewing is key and one important component to that is mash pH. While pH can
be controlled to some degree with minerals, brewers tend to rely on acid to make significant