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Posted in thread: Whirlpooling - a quick question on 04-25-2013 at 11:15 AM
There are 2 schools of thought1) If you want clear beer, keep the junk out of every phase of
the process.2) It doesn't matter at all, dump it in. Both seem to work out about the same in
the end. Perso...
Posted in thread: 3 batches of homebrew and still isnt right on 04-25-2013 at 11:11 AM
This ^^^^^^. The problems you are describing are most likely a result of pitching and/or
fermenting temps being too warm.Ales - typically pitch at 62-65*F, ferment at the same temp
(measured on the fe...
Posted in thread: Sludge and extra flavor on 04-25-2013 at 11:04 AM
It's a matter of personal preference. I dump everything but the hops into my primary and get
very clear beer and the sludge does not have an effect on flavor.Here are my observations on
Posted in thread: Way low final gravity...what's up? on 04-25-2013 at 10:34 AM
Did you correct your FG reading for temperature? Not that 1.008 is a problem.
Posted in thread: Using whirlfloc and chilling wort post boil. on 04-25-2013 at 10:24 AM
So this raises a question for me.Is there anything at all as far as ingredients, hop residue,
break materials or any boil additions that could cause any negative effects if transferred to
Posted in thread: Using whirlfloc and chilling wort post boil. on 04-22-2013 at 11:57 AM
It's been a week or so since I kegged and after about 5 pints my beer is still cloudy from
chill haze. Maybe I should have borrowed my friends filter system. I get good hot breaks in my
boil, I cool t...
Posted in thread: Mirror Pond by Deschutes on 11-17-2012 at 06:53 AM
Wow 13 ounces of Cascade for 10 gallons. Man, I don't remember mirror pond being that
hoppy.Most of is late additions, no? ...at least that has been my biggest challenge with Mir
Pon; getting that cri...
Posted in thread: Mirror Pond by Deschutes on 11-15-2012 at 01:34 PM
What did you guys use for your base grain with 1187?I'm looking to brew this this weekend. I
think I'll try NW 2-row Pale Malt, according to their website that is what they use.Use NW-2
row if you can...
Posted in thread: Post your top 3 fails on 04-07-2012 at 07:34 AM
...only three?1. Somehow managed to pitch the nutrient, but not the yeast from a slap pack. Had
to re-pitch five days later with another strain, but it was too late; after almost two solid
weeks of ac...
Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2012 Big Giveaway on 03-03-2012 at 10:11 AM
Count me in!