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Posted in thread: Filtering for Dummies (well, maybe just for me...) on 08-30-2012 at 09:30 AM
OP, this is something I'm not familiar with - what's the connection between slow wort chilling
and yeasty flavor?I'm kinda new at this, so I'm probably not the right guy to answer, but...
I'm pretty s...
Posted in thread: Filtering for Dummies (well, maybe just for me...) on 08-29-2012 at 09:36 AM
OP -- what's your situation re temperature control and fermentation time?I converted an old
upright freezer to a beer cooler, so I can ferment at whatever temp I choose. Right now I have
a Magic Hat #...
Posted in thread: Filtering for Dummies (well, maybe just for me...) on 08-28-2012 at 11:44 AM
Proper pouring procedures will eliminate the bottle dregs.My main refrigerator - the one in my
kitchen - has storage for soda or beer cans or bottles in the door, and they're at a 45 degree
angle or s...
Posted in thread: Filtering for Dummies (well, maybe just for me...) on 08-28-2012 at 11:34 AM
OP, are you making starters? A highly yeasty flavor could indicate that you're
underpitching.Nope, no starters - I simply smack the yeast pack, let it sit for a few hours
while I'm cooking the wort, a...
Posted in thread: Filtering for Dummies (well, maybe just for me...) on 08-28-2012 at 11:32 AM
Now, if you want bottled beer, use a counter-pressure filler, or a blichman beer gun to put the
cold, clear, carbed beer in bottles and cap them.Cromwell, please remember... Elementary
school. What is...
Posted in thread: Filtering for Dummies (well, maybe just for me...) on 08-27-2012 at 09:28 PM
Okay, first a little story. My bride and I traveled to St Augustine, FL, for a little get-away
and had lunch at the A1A Ale Works. I enjoyed a Bridge of Lions Brown Ale, and my wife had the
Red Brick ...
Posted in thread: Explosion! on 06-24-2012 at 10:44 PM
Ghall, you mentioned straining my brew. I've read about this in the past, and honestly never
got the sense that a majority of people thought it was a good idea. What would I strain it
with, and when? ...
Posted in thread: Explosion! on 06-21-2012 at 11:02 PM
Aaaaaugh!I just checked on the fermentation of my latest batch, a clone of Iron Rat Stout, and
when I opened the door to my cooler I was shocked to find that the lid to my fermenter (plastic
Posted in thread: Optimal Fermentation Temp on 04-21-2012 at 12:09 PM
Awesome information, folks - thanks so much. I visited the Wyeast Labs website and found that
my 1056 should be 60-72 (a pretty wide range, it seems), but it also says that "mild citrus
notes develop ...
Posted in thread: Fruit Flavoring? on 04-20-2012 at 03:09 PM
I'm about to brew a Magic Hat #9 clone, and the recipe I have says to add 3 oz of Apricot
flavoring to the secondary. Since I don't use a secondary, what's the best way to add the
flavoring - just tos...