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Posted in thread: Astringent/Chemical off-flavor - is it my water? on 04-16-2013 at 12:09 AM
Similar problem here in Chicago and got worse once I moved from extract to all grain (BIAB).
Stouts were fine, but pale beers had a weird twang or grainy taste. Once I started treating my
water the of...
Posted in thread: Sediment in Beer Bottle on 03-22-2013 at 08:03 PM
Getting trub into your bottling bucket is not a problem, just makes for a beer with a little
more sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Just don't be greedy and siphon off the top of the
Posted in thread: Berliner Wiesse yeast options on 03-05-2013 at 03:15 AM
If you make a starter with the WLP630 it will get the sacch going and dominate the lacto once
you pitch it in the Berliner. If you want your Berliner to be tart you need to let the lacto
get a head st...
Posted in thread: First BIAB Attempt Derp on 01-27-2013 at 11:18 PM
I typically get 80-85% efficiency with BIAB and I've done several batches where the bag didn't
fit over the pot. I just hung the top over the side and put the top on the pot to keep if from
Posted in thread: I think I have an infection on 01-15-2013 at 10:53 AM
I couldn't find much info searching threads on lacto fermentation, but one suggested that lacto
has the same gravity as sugars from wort. If that's true the gravity should not change. Since
the wort s...
Posted in thread: I think I have an infection on 01-15-2013 at 01:40 AM
from Saccharomyces. Sorry couldn't resist :smack:I did a 7 day, 1/2 gallon crock pot sour mash
(with raw pilsner) then pitched it into 2 gallons of low gravity, low hopped wort (Berliner). I
Posted in thread: First Lager - Quick Double Check with the Pros on 01-06-2013 at 02:32 AM
Using a stir plate for the starter? Otherwise it looks good to me, but I'm still a novice with
lagers. Smoked Helles in bottles, and a Maibock currently lagering.
Posted in thread: lactobacillus in a crockpot on 12-27-2012 at 04:11 PM
Just bottled my berliner that was made in May. The gravity sample was tart at room temp, but
less so coming out of the fridge. While this one carbs up I was thinking of doing another 2.5
Posted in thread: Could anyone give my first BIAB recipe a quick look over? on 12-16-2012 at 02:41 PM
That recipe looks OK for an American Pale Ale, 30-45 IBU per Beersmith. The crystal malt (60?)
may be a little high and not give you a dry beer which you indicate you are looking for. I'm
Posted in thread: So I'm getting back into it..northernbrewer? on 12-16-2012 at 04:59 AM
I've only had one problem with Norther Brewer where they sent my shipment to someone else,
otherwise they've been fantastic. Once I inquired about my shipment, they quickly realized
their error and go...
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