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Posted in thread: Usefulness of SG reading on first, second, third runnings in batch sparge on 10-25-2012 at 07:54 PM
I now have 3 batch sparged all grain brews under my belt. All were for 5 gallons of beer. Here
is brief summary of my methods:-All calculations in Beersmith2-Add strike water from HLT via
march pump t...
Posted in thread: Replicating methode champenoise in keg on 10-13-2012 at 01:19 AM
After reading through the ommegang website and various other sources, I wonder if it is
possible to have the luscious, creamy, beer head of the bottle conditioned methode cahampenoise
in a keg? Does a...
Posted in thread: DIY cold crashing on 10-13-2012 at 12:49 AM
yeah I hear it. In the absence of cold temps (which allow multiple options for dropping stuff
out of suspension and clearing beer), the only option I know of is longer time on the primary.
Posted in thread: DIY cold crashing on 10-13-2012 at 12:40 AM
Ok, back to the original question/problem: Are you seeing a visibly cloudy beer? If it is in a
pale, I'm not sure how you can tell. Or are you just trying to cold crash because you think it
is a step ...
Posted in thread: DIY cold crashing on 10-13-2012 at 12:32 AM
Ok, well it seems to me your best option is to not rush the bottling process. If you are
fermenting in an ale pale, are you assuming a krausen layer or are you continually opening the
lid to check it ...
Posted in thread: Surprisingly tame second fermentation? on 10-13-2012 at 12:08 AM
I am imagining this brew now and it sounds delicious:mug: Without any previous gravity
readings, it seem difficult to comment. I'm not sure what additional passion fruit puree would
add to gravity poi...
Posted in thread: DIY cold crashing on 10-12-2012 at 11:57 PM
Is this question pertaining to one brew in particular, or all of your beers? The reason I ask
is that I had one stubborn beer that the yeast would not drop out of suspension. I had to add
gelatin and ...
Posted in thread: Conditioning beer in primary or keg? on 10-12-2012 at 11:35 PM
let's hope we get some hits:)
Posted in thread: Conditioning beer in primary or keg? on 10-12-2012 at 11:16 PM
To date most of my brews (mostly various ales) follow this fermentation/carbonation schedule:
primary for 4 weeks, transfer to keg, set and forget carb to desired level @44F in my keezer
for 3 weeks, ...
Posted in thread: Water Levels and Low OG on 06-19-2012 at 12:41 PM
definitely have a homogenous mixture since I'm doing full boils (no water top off). My
thermometer is the highly touted thermapen, and I've calibrated my 60 Degree hydrometer with
distilled water. I a...