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Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 12-28-2012 at 10:12 PM
I work at a brewery and a customer asked it he could have a porter. We told him we don't have
one on tap. He asked if we could make one. Puzzled we asked if he understood the brewing
process? He said ...
Posted in thread: Letting unboiled wort sit on 12-28-2012 at 08:45 PM
I'm pretty sure this thread is about letting sweet wort sit overnight or longer before
boiling--not about ambient chilling after the boil.Yeah, I realized that after posting. The
same concerns hold, t...
Posted in thread: Trying to decide whether to be excited about these numbers... on 12-28-2012 at 03:24 AM
A few things must have gone wrong. The low mash temp would only increase the fermentability
(and thus yield), so that's not a problem. You probably overextracted from one part of the mash
and missed s...
Posted in thread: Cheap means of cooling wort on 12-28-2012 at 03:05 AM
I've brewed dozens of batches with ambient cooling (i.e. letting it sit covered overnight).
Never had an infection or an off flavor (though I'll be honest, I don't know what they taste
like fast chill...
Posted in thread: what to do w/ the bottom of the barrel? on 12-28-2012 at 01:13 AM
Toilet dump, it'll taste awful. You could harvest some yeast but unless you're using a very
expensive yeast it's not worth the trouble (in my oh so humble opinion). The Brits use it to
make Marmite, b...
Posted in thread: Done in 24 hours? on 12-28-2012 at 01:06 AM
When I use Windsor, it usually stops bubbling after three days, tops, after which I give it two
weeks to settle. I realize it continues fermenting slowly, but as a beginning brewer I thought
I had don...
Posted in thread: priming sugar on 12-28-2012 at 01:02 AM
I've bottled my woodfords nogg beer with priming sugar. I've put the bottles in a warm place.
About 18 degrees c. How long should I leave them? ThanksI usually check one after a week, and
Posted in thread: aging vs. drink it now! on 12-28-2012 at 12:43 AM
This I agree with, which is why I prefaced my question with whether or not I understood your
post. I do not agree that every beer will eventually turn sour, but, yes, every beer will turn
south in ter...
Posted in thread: aging vs. drink it now! on 12-27-2012 at 11:50 PM
Most people are smart enough to drink a beer when it's best. Putting some away for later where
it's too warm for such storage is just throwing beer away. IMO, that's just being unwise (being
Posted in thread: aging vs. drink it now! on 12-27-2012 at 11:38 PM
No, that's just [to be perfectly blunt/honest] being stupid. Low ABV, low hop beer is made to
be consumed while younger than a higher ABV (any hop level) beer. We're talking beer, you're