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  • Posted in thread: Forgot my 5.2 on 07-27-2009 at 09:35 PM
    Adding 5.2 stabilizer to your mash makes the water very hard and can have adverse effects on
    the flavor of some beer styles. (even though they say it doesn't).If you're making a big malty
    beer like a ...

  • Posted in thread: Crash cool...How and why and where and who? on 12-01-2008 at 08:47 PM
    I've been told that crash cooling the beer will kill a higher percentage of the yeast than if
    you cool 5 degrees per day. I keep the beer (ale) on the cool side of the recommended
    temperature during t...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hopping Question... on 11-22-2008 at 08:32 PM
    If you brew beer long enough like I have, you eventually get an infection from dry hopping. I
    now sanitize all hops in 180 degree water before adding to the secondary.

  • Posted in thread: Falstaff Clone recipe on 11-22-2008 at 08:20 PM
    I knew an old timer once who said that Falstaff use to taste like Heineken before prohibition.
    But I drank it a lot in the 70's and by then it was obvious that by then they were competing
    with the bre...

  • Posted in thread: Decoction - Probably not needed but would like to on 03-11-2008 at 04:23 AM
    At the beginning of this year,I started including a decoction at mash out for all of my beers,
    in order to get some more melanoidins for malt flavor. At the end of mashing for 1 hour, take
    50 % of the...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Smith IBU Calcs differ from J.Palmer How to Brew on 03-10-2008 at 04:13 AM
    I know there are on-line calculators, but I have a customized Excell spreadsheet that
    calculates everything(OG,IBU's,Brix trasnslation, ABV,ABW etc.) for me and I just want to make
    sure it is correct....

  • Posted in thread: Beer Smith IBU Calcs differ from J.Palmer How to Brew on 03-09-2008 at 10:44 PM
    Thanks for the reply. I'll stick with what I've been doing for now and see how it goes.

  • Posted in thread: Beer Smith IBU Calcs differ from J.Palmer How to Brew on 03-09-2008 at 06:59 PM
    Lately I've changed my IBU calculations to include Gravity Factor (Beer Bigness) and
    utilization. I got my information from John Palmer's How to Brew web page chapter 5.5 ( ) .In
    his test case a bee...

  • Posted in thread: Not Fermenting Fully on 03-03-2008 at 09:43 PM
    Here are all the things I can think of to improve fermentation.1. Use the correct yeast pitch
    rates. About 200 billion yeast cells for a 5 gal batch of ale. This usually means using a yeast
    starter.2....

  • Posted in thread: All my FG's are high on 03-03-2008 at 09:12 PM
    Here are all the things I can think of to improve fermentation.1. Use the correct yeast pitch
    rates. About 200 billion yeast cells for a 5 gal batch of ale. This usually means using a yeast
    starter.2....

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