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Posted in thread: When to bottle big beer on 05-23-2015 at 02:18 PM
If you trust the accuracy of your measurements then stable gravity for a week should give you
plenty of confidence to bottle.
Posted in thread: NB's Honey Kolsch secondary question? on 05-23-2015 at 01:17 PM
I think they mean lagering temperatures which would probably be cold crash temperatures. I
think the difference between lagering and cold crashing is mostly the duration. You can cold
crash for a coup...
Posted in thread: When to bottle big beer on 05-23-2015 at 01:13 PM
If the gravity has not changed in over a week, you should be ok to bottle. Just remember that
the gravity of a fermented beer needs to be measured with a hydrometer, not a refractometer.
Posted in thread: Using ice to bend tubing on 05-23-2015 at 12:54 PM
Seems like you might need a mighty big freezer to fit the pre-bent tubing.Also, copper becomes
less pliable when cold. Ideally, heating it up helps it to bend easily and smoothly.Filling
with salt and...
Posted in thread: 3 steps mash or decoction for hefdweizen. on 05-23-2015 at 12:45 PM
I mash in my kettle, so I can jsut directly heat the mash
Posted in thread: RyePA on 05-23-2015 at 12:44 PM
Another 0.5 to 1oz of each as a dry-hop would probably work.Like I said...
Posted in thread: RyePA on 05-22-2015 at 12:37 PM
I would probably use more of the same as dry hops. Another 0.5 to 1oz of each as a dry-hop
would probably work. I imagine you are looking for something spicy and citrusy to compliment
Posted in thread: 3 steps mash or decoction for hefdweizen. on 05-22-2015 at 11:23 AM
I've make my hefe with rests at:109f Ferulic115f Beta Glucan151f SaccI've been very happy with
the results. I really enjoyed the clove flavor from fermenting at 62f and have had no problems
with a stu...
Posted in thread: Fermentis Yeast Expired - Use Anyway? on 05-20-2015 at 06:09 PM
He's brewing a 1.055 lager. 2 packets is appropriate since lager pitch rates are twice that of
similar gravity ales. Lager yeast isn't just another strain, it's a completely different
species.Oops, I ...
Posted in thread: Hop stand method and hazy beer....advice...help? on 05-05-2015 at 11:55 AM
If you're dry hopping, you are probably getting haze from that as well.A good boil, kettle
finings, a good cold break, cold crash, and gelatin are all things that help with clarity.I
would not worry a...