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Posted in thread: Mash pH with stouts/porters on 05-08-2015 at 04:17 AM
cuda6pak - can you please provide some clue (or link) as to what the literature says about the
reason why stouts should be mashed at a ph any different to other styles of beer ?I have seen
Posted in thread: Brett B Trois - Paint thinner on 04-02-2015 at 09:16 AM
Well, two years on and I still have the beer in the carboy. The paint thinner has diminished
considerably ( not completely) , but I can now drink it ! before I could not even get my nose
over the glas...
Posted in thread: Using lime to increase alkalinity - when is enough too much? on 10-27-2014 at 09:12 AM
Thanks for the info AJ.I do see people referencing a specific mash ph range for dark beers
quite often, and I cannot remember once anyone saying why only for dark beers. Maybe I am
reading too much in...
Posted in thread: Using lime to increase alkalinity - when is enough too much? on 10-24-2014 at 09:36 AM
The Water book and the information pages on B'run Water suggest that 5.4 to 5.5 is a good pH
target for darker beers. It rounds out the roasted flavors and makes them not as harsh.Does the
book say ho...
Posted in thread: Brett Fermentation Temperature on 04-28-2014 at 03:05 AM
cpa4ny -I pitched the wyeast brett brux. pitch the pack into keg at room temp - ie 30 deg C.
Posted in thread: Brett B Trois - Paint thinner on 04-02-2014 at 09:52 AM
Well its six months on now - I left it in a carboy at room temp, but still not much reduction
in acetone.I have just added some fresh brett B ( WY5112) from a starter that I made for an
orval clone I ...
Posted in thread: Brett B Trois - Paint thinner on 11-04-2013 at 07:02 AM
I have no experience in brewing 100% bretts before. Any help much appreciated.I brewed a saison
with brett B Trois - I pitched an estimated 200 Bln cells into 5 gallons of 1044 wort and
Posted in thread: How have you injured yourself brewing? on 08-16-2013 at 09:52 AM
Burned my hands whilst cleaning keg taps with BLC. Didn't know BLC could burn so didn't wear
gloves or rinse frequently. Couldn't feel any burning until I finished cleaning the taps -
after 5 mins. th...
Posted in thread: Oh noes! My yeast starter overflowed!!! on 06-27-2013 at 07:44 AM
I also often get an overflow on second step if i do 2L in a 2L flask. But why is everyone
saying they dont worry ?The overflow is full of yeast, so then you are left with who knows how
much yeast to p...
Posted in thread: Refrigerator/temp controller on 05-22-2013 at 06:29 AM
You can fool the thermometer into thinking the freezer is cooler than it really is by blocking
up the back where the vent is that pumps in cold air. I used a one inch polystyrene sheet. this
way the t...