Last Activity:12-20-2013 2:28 PM
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Posted in thread: Bleach Sanitizer on 12-21-2013 at 02:14 AM
I store my fermenters filled with mild bleach solution, and run it thru my tubing both before
and after use. It doesn't take much to rinse out, but you need to use hot water.I use Idophor
Posted in thread: saison ferment temps on 12-21-2013 at 01:58 AM
You are fine. If you want more flavor, raise the temp. 80 is OK for that yeast. That yeast is
OK at lower temps than most Ssison yeasts.
Posted in thread: Fermentation slow down too quickly on 12-21-2013 at 01:49 AM
Assuming you steeped and did not mash, I calculate your OG to be about 1.054, with about .008
coming from the lb of unfermebtable grains.Coupled with Windsor yeast, which is a low
attenuator, you may ...
Posted in thread: LME vsDME on 12-21-2013 at 01:34 AM
Vacuum sealed, it will be fine. LME does darken with time, but is OK to use for a year or more
without problems.Of you really want to brew to style, you need fresh pilsner LME or DME or a
Posted in thread: Big mistake on 12-21-2013 at 01:20 AM
160 F for 5 seconds will sanitize the wort. 145 F for 20 minutes will do it too.I think you are
ok.Pre-hopped extract should not be boiled, so you did good there too. Yes, there are things
you could h...
Posted in thread: Add more Brett? on 12-20-2013 at 08:20 PM
WLP644 is just brett, no sacc. The flavors will be fruity rather than the 'Rustic' flavors
associated with brett when used as a secondary yeast. I'm sure the flavors will change slowly
over time, but ...
Posted in thread: Using aged high alpha acid hops in sours? on 12-20-2013 at 08:02 PM
probably no bitterness there at all. those would be fantastic for sours if you're serious. if
you're really wary about using them i'll help ya get rid of themI dial them into the recipe at
about 2.5 A...
Posted in thread: Final Gravity Way too High (Belgian Strong Dark) on 12-20-2013 at 01:49 AM
I think you have about all you can get. The simple sugar helped bring the Fg down, but that was
offset by the 1.25 lbs of crystal (Caramunich and Special B).1.026 would be too sweet for me.
Make sure ...
Posted in thread: hopp additions on 12-20-2013 at 01:41 AM
I let them swim free. You can leave them in the wort in the fermenter. I strain them when the
wort goes into the fermenter.
Posted in thread: question about repitching yeast on 12-20-2013 at 01:35 AM
First question is; what temperature is the beer at? If it is too cold, the yeast will start to
drop out of suspension as the fermentation slows, and generates less heat, and may not fully