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  • Posted in thread: 5 brews for summer... go! on 04-02-2015 at 05:00 PM
    My next few brews will be:Vienna Lager (already fermenting but will probably still be in the
    keg by the time summer starts)HefeweizenBerliner Weisse (probably a split batch from hefe
    grist)ESB (not sp...

  • Posted in thread: hefe help/wy3068 conditioning on 03-18-2015 at 06:48 PM
    I would think warm would be better, I'm not positive since I haven't dealt with that exact
    problem before, but I left my last hefe (same grain, yeast and ferm temp) for about 17 or 18
    days (total from...

  • Posted in thread: Maximizing Yield on 04-28-2014 at 01:06 PM
    I wouldn't worry about oxidation unless it's staying in there for a long time. I've done a good
    few 2.5 gallon batches in a carboy and haven't had any issues. The CO2 from the fermentation
    will push a...

  • Posted in thread: Hit pre-boil gravity/volume, but OG 9 points lower and volume lower than expected on 02-08-2014 at 11:59 PM
    How did you measure your gravity? I've definitely had this problem using a refractometer. Over
    time figured out it's good to do a few measures each time I want to check the gravity because
    they can be...

  • Posted in thread: Whirlpooling technique on 02-03-2014 at 12:27 PM
    I'm no expert on whirlpooling (only used the technique about twice) but I chill a little, to
    170 or so, and then let it sit for 20-30 minutes and start chilling again. I'm sure there's a
    thread around...

  • Posted in thread: Main reasons for low efficiency? on 02-28-2013 at 02:22 PM
    My biggest problem from a few low efficiency batches turned out to be as simple as the way I
    stirred. I thought I was doing enough but then for a recent batch I took my time and added the
    grain very s...

  • Posted in thread: Mash now, brew later? on 02-17-2013 at 02:38 PM
    I mash and then boil the next day fairly often and have never had any issues. I don't really do
    anything special, just drain it all off and cover it. I think if there is anything unwanted in
    there the...

  • Posted in thread: Wild yeast on 12-03-2012 at 03:36 PM
    Thanks for the input. My next planned batch was going to be an ipa. Maybe I'll parti-gyle it
    and bump up the starter a bit so I'll practically get the lighter beer for free just to toss in
    as a test a...

  • Posted in thread: Wild yeast on 12-03-2012 at 12:43 PM
    Thanks guys. If it is brett will the same cleaning process work? I've heard people who
    intentionally use brett usually have separate equipment for it, and since I started bottling
    before I noticed the...

  • Posted in thread: Wild yeast on 12-02-2012 at 12:49 PM
    So, I bottled this beer last night and it seems to taste fine. Its a spiced beer, so maybe off
    flavours are more likely to be masked or maybe it is just fine. But while transferring I
    noticed some pos...

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