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Posted in thread: Oaking an Imperial Stout on 12-06-2013 at 12:03 AM
A good starting point for oak would be about 2oz of oak cubes or chips. I prefer cubes. They
take a bit longer to extract the oak flavor, but I find the flavor to be a bit more complex
than when I use...
Posted in thread: Maintaining Carbonation on 12-05-2013 at 04:57 PM
Nice, good luck with it. It might take a few tries to get the hang of it, but should be pretty
easy after that.
Posted in thread: Maintaining Carbonation on 12-03-2013 at 08:28 PM
Ive done this before as well it does work just dont use too much PSI or youll end up pouring
out beer to get filler.Agreed. I always purge my keg and reset between 2 and 4 psi for filling.
Posted in thread: Belgian Dark Strong Grain Bill on 12-03-2013 at 07:51 PM
I've got a good BDS recipe with approximately the following grain bill.15.5# Maris Otter2.5#
Munich1# Pilsner1.25# C600.75# C251# (Victory or Special B)1# Dark Belgian Candy Syrup
Posted in thread: Maintaining Carbonation on 12-03-2013 at 07:45 PM
I use a slightly modified version of what you will see on the BMBF thread. I use a spring
loaded bottle filler attached to the picnic tap instead of the racking cane. This way when I
lift it out of th...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter on 11-26-2013 at 07:24 PM
I have asked this question in another forum, w/o reply yet. Can, should or should not DAP be
used when making a starter?I don't have any experience using DAP, but I don't think there is a
real need to...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter on 11-26-2013 at 07:08 PM
My preference is if I am making a 2L starter or less, I will plan it out so that I can pitch it
while it is still active, no decanting. If I need a starter that is larger than 2L, I will
start it seve...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter on 11-26-2013 at 12:26 AM
Really, you can do either way. You should already have enough yeast there for your batch so you
could just let it warm up on brew day, swirl it up and pitch it. Lately I've been liking the
results I h...
Posted in thread: Is no rolling boil bad? on 11-22-2013 at 10:12 PM
To answer your question, yes a good boil is important for several reasons. Hop extraction and
boiling of compounds such as dms to name a couple. You could look into building a heat stick.
Do a search ...
Posted in thread: Dumb Question of the Day! on 11-22-2013 at 10:09 PM
You are correct.