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Posted in thread: BrewsBySmith 2 stage Fermentation Temperature Controller Giveaway! on 10-23-2014 at 03:55 PM
Posted in thread: Will I smell/taste cola in my beer from keg? on 10-09-2014 at 11:06 AM
PBW and new seals and you'll be soda-free. I always keep a handful of keg seal kits around.
They're only like $3 - which is a good investment vs a $30 batch of beer being ruined.
Posted in thread: Planning ahead for beers? on 10-07-2014 at 02:19 PM
I work backwards. I look ahead on my calendar and choose dates that I want certain beers. I
count back the right amount of time based on the beer and put a brew date on my calendar. That
gets me about...
Posted in thread: 8 month aged beer on 10-02-2014 at 11:36 AM
I've got a window of about 8 months. I would love to build a beer to age during that time
frame.I've done aged barley wines, Imperial Stouts, Imperial Reds and a few sour and brett
Posted in thread: When is temperature important when in primary? on 09-06-2014 at 09:16 PM
I thought after the initial fermentation was done (OG not moving any more) all that was really
happening was the trub/yeast settling to the bottom thus "clarifying" the beer?They're also
Posted in thread: When is temperature important when in primary? on 09-06-2014 at 01:32 PM
The corner of my basement where I ferment gets quite cold in the winter as well. Ambient temp
is around 52-53 at the coldest part of the winter. My standard practice is to ferment until
activity has r...
Posted in thread: Dry Hop for 3 Days ... yes or no? on 03-24-2014 at 04:29 PM
I tend to go longer. I would suggest splitting a batch up. Maybe move to 5 @ 1 gallon and try
various lengths of time.
Posted in thread: Acid levels - Brett Trois on 03-20-2014 at 12:57 PM
rsionId=wAtQOlKpLQFD6kpReKxgs_btZEJr2tSKI added some of the Sour Skittle syrup last night.
Knocked the kr...
Posted in thread: Acid levels - Brett Trois on 03-16-2014 at 05:15 PM
I fully expect this to be an ongoing project. I did 1.5# of skittles as a very thick syrup. The
palm oil formed a skin on top - I'm going to remove that, i assume like any oil it'll
Posted in thread: Acid levels - Brett Trois on 03-16-2014 at 01:49 PM
So, I'm doing a Sour Skittles beer. It's my wife's favorite candy and she loves sour beers.
I've got tasting notes from Brett Trois specifically mentioning skittles and candy flavors - so
I'm going th...