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Posted in thread: Cacao nibs on 02-02-2016 at 10:04 PM
I've never seen them in a grocery store, but I've never looked for them either. I think I've
seen them in passing at some specialty shops like whole foods, mothers market, etc. Most
homebrew shops wil...
Posted in thread: Astringent Off-flavor on 11-10-2015 at 12:07 AM
I haven't checked my mash pH, but I have had my water tested and I adjust using Brun water, but
I've also used RO water and had the same issue.Not sure where you live, but here in drought
Posted in thread: C02 leak ? on 11-09-2015 at 05:09 PM
Is your tank in the fridge with your keg? If so the low temperature will throw your gauge off
and make it look like you have an empty tank. If it's outside the fridge, then yes, it looks
like you bett...
Posted in thread: Will be still be good roughly 10 months from now? on 11-06-2015 at 10:43 PM
I routinely keep homebrew in my closet for several years, although mostly styles that lend
themselves to aging like barleywine, stouts, and other high abv beers. Sure a pale ale will be
fine to drink ...
Posted in thread: Temp Control for Cold Temps? on 11-06-2015 at 07:43 PM
I use the FermWrap from MoreBeer hooked up to my temperature controller. It works great, highly
recommend it. It's $30 so not too expensive. Here's the link if you're interested. You can tape
Posted in thread: Berliner Weisse - Not souring on 08-10-2015 at 08:59 PM
Yeah, the hops screwed you. Commercial strains can't tolerate any hops generally. Not sure if
there are any exceptions to that (and even if there were, I certainly wouldn't want any
Posted in thread: Berliner Weisse - Not souring on 08-10-2015 at 08:58 PM
Well, good news is that it's definitely starting to sour now. Looks like I might have saved
Posted in thread: Berliner Weisse - Not souring on 08-08-2015 at 12:09 AM
Just checked, still zero sourness. Added 8ml of lactic acid and checked with a ph
strip,appeared to be in the 4.5 range. Pitched 1# of raw 2-row malt in a grain bag, flooded the
kettle with C02 and se...
Posted in thread: Berliner Weisse - Not souring on 08-07-2015 at 10:50 PM
Only mash hopped to about 4 ibu's. I'm going to taste it one last time tonight to see if there
is any progress. If not, I'll be adding some acid and a pitch of fresh grain to see if I can
get it going...
Posted in thread: Berliner Weisse - Not souring on 08-06-2015 at 11:32 PM
[quote=Qhrumphf;7030233]For a full kettle sour, I'm not sure. For my sour mashes, at ~1.5 qt/lb
in a 5.5 gallon batch, it's been 10-15 ml of 88% lactic acid to drop from normal mash
conversion range (...