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Posted in thread: 60 min. instead of 90 min. ?! on 08-13-2012 at 11:00 PM
I have yet to see anything remotely close to the darkness of chocolate malt have diastatic
power. 20-30 degrees lintner is usually considered the cut off for self conversion, so thats
pretty much your...
Posted in thread: Bell's Oarsman Ale = Bell's Yeast? on 04-10-2012 at 05:27 PM
I have asked them about this and the answer I was given was that all acidity was formed before
the boil so that takes care of any nasties that were there. Just the bell's yeast is added post
boil so y...
Posted in thread: Happy Oberon Day! on 03-30-2012 at 06:44 AM
How is it fair that the beer brewed in MY HOME STATE isn't available year round here... My only
question is, are they stockpiling old Oberon and just sending it out to these states? I know
the Oberon ...
Posted in thread: Bell's two hearted yeast really took off! on 03-14-2012 at 08:10 AM
As a general disclaimer I would be careful with how many times those of you who harvested from
two hearted bottles try to reuse that yeast. Bell's dry hops two hearted as it is finishing up
Posted in thread: Bell's house ale yeast - Beersmith inputs? on 02-23-2012 at 05:52 PM
Flocculation is pretty medium low for sure, it doesn't like to drop easily even with some
colder temp coaxing.I would say fermentation temps are in higher range 67-72; you could
probably push it a lit...
Posted in thread: Yeast Advice for Stout - 1056 or Harvested Bell's? on 01-13-2012 at 05:18 AM
Well it is more likely a mutated english strain rather than a chico variant, they have been
using that same yeast since at least 85 and I doubt sierra nevada was being distributed near
michigan at the...
Posted in thread: Shameless promotion of GREAT product!! on 12-21-2011 at 05:06 AM
If this says anything for the longevity of his product, my LHBS has one of his stir starters
that has been running for years nearly non stop (yes it stays on over night too). Not to
mention Dan is one...
Posted in thread: 5 generations, why? on 12-04-2011 at 09:40 PM
In terms of who has the right practice, Macros are probably the best example to follow. This
isn't to say that most craft breweries are doing it wrong. Also what you can get away with and
what is best...
Posted in thread: Attempting to culture/reproduce Bell's Winter White on 12-04-2011 at 08:52 PM
Its a White Labs Belgian strain that throws banana and clove, so I don't know how it would work
for a traditional hefe but that doesn't mean you can't try it! The recipe should be pretty
Posted in thread: Two Hearted Harvest Failure? on 12-04-2011 at 08:34 PM
1.6L is probably on the low side for your starter, but that really depends on how much initial
starter wort you used with your 3 bottles, and type of aeration among other things. All of
Bell's non lag...