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Posted in thread: Spencer Brewery Trappist yeast on 04-28-2015 at 02:16 AM
Maybe a few wks after tapping. I used to leave everything in the primary 4+ wks, and I think my
autosiphon skillz were never really that stellar (always got stubborn air bubbles). Now most of
Posted in thread: Spencer Brewery Trappist yeast on 04-28-2015 at 12:03 AM
I've not really experienced the cardboard taste that people talk about with bad oxidation but I
do make a lot of very pale beers, like all base malt and session stuff. I noticed that they
would be gre...
Posted in thread: Spencer Brewery Trappist yeast on 04-27-2015 at 11:37 PM
The thermowell is pretty tight in that carboy hood. Anyway, for me the beer is usually in a keg
shortly after the action stops, either to age there or in the keezer for a short turn around
Posted in thread: Spencer Brewery Trappist yeast on 04-27-2015 at 11:19 PM
It's a thermowell, I use ranco controllers and the probes are pretty small.
Posted in thread: Alts for Briess Brewer's Malt and Briess Pale Malt on 04-27-2015 at 11:08 PM
Their brewer's malt is what other domestic maltsters call 2-row - Great Western, Rahr, etc -
usually in the 1.8-1.9L range. The pale ale malt is a little darker kilned, 3-4L, so other
domestic pale al...
Posted in thread: A few questions about 10 gallon batches on 04-27-2015 at 08:39 PM
Yeah forgot about mixing the wort. I guess it could work if you batch sparge. The first
runnings should yield about 4.5 gal or so after absorption, collect those in a bucket, measure
and split into th...
Posted in thread: Spencer Brewery Trappist yeast on 04-27-2015 at 06:52 PM
Well my pale is chugging along at 67* currently, pitched at 64 yesterday. It is kind of a fizzy
krausen, not thick. I have high hopes!
Posted in thread: Need help with recipe - American Pale Ale on 04-27-2015 at 04:24 PM
Big thanks to everyone who helped with this beer. It turned out a bit more bitter than I like.
Not sure why.I'm going to be making this again just using a different hops for the flavor and
add the bit...
Posted in thread: What's in your yeast wallet? on 04-27-2015 at 01:22 AM
Currently keeping:- 1217-Pacman-3787, 3711 -1010- WL 830-Spencer Trappist yeast - first batch
currently brewing from a bottle culture, if it turns out well I plan to maybe replace 3787 as a
Posted in thread: A few questions about 10 gallon batches on 04-26-2015 at 11:59 PM
There are some simple mash calculators here. Looks like 24 lbs at 1.25 qt per lb should take up
about 9.42 gallons so will be tight but doable I think. I'd probably add the grain first, or at