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Posted in thread: Secondary fermentation on 12-13-2013 at 03:50 PM
During fermentation the CO2 produced purges all of the oxygen out of the headspace. But when
you transfer and there is headspace in the secondary it is largely air not CO2. This will cause
the beer to...
Posted in thread: Characteristics of different hops on 12-10-2013 at 02:25 AM
A good reference for hops is the book for the love of hops.
Posted in thread: New harvest or last years bargain hops? on 12-10-2013 at 02:24 AM
I recently bought some hops from my LHBS that sells hops online so they get bulk and break it
down to repackage it. They have their hops in the back so I asked for an ounce of cascade, I
was sold 3.25...
Posted in thread: Is Aerating hot wort actually bad for your beer? on 12-04-2013 at 08:11 PM
Interesting Brew Strong podcast here that discusses HSA - included interview with Dr Bamforth
is pretty convincing in pointing out that there are far more important sources of oxidation
Posted in thread: WLP665 Expired Vial / Sour Ale on 12-03-2013 at 07:03 PM
Yeast and bacteria are living things and can only live or so long, that is why there is a
best-by date on the vials. If a person takes an expired sample and makes a starter chances are
that you will s...
Posted in thread: (First time) Building up RO water for an APA on 11-28-2013 at 06:00 AM
This is not an advertisement for pH meters but I think it is pretty clear why they are so
valuable.AJ, what pH meter do you recommend?
Posted in thread: Thoughts on this stout on 11-19-2013 at 03:23 PM
So my brew had issues cooling and the blowoff tube passed water star San mix in to the Carboy.
I re-aerated the wort but I think the yeast is dead. I pitched higher than I normally do. It
was around 9...
Posted in thread: Free Online Beer Chemistry Course on 11-19-2013 at 05:07 AM
Signed up tonight! dave.hunter5
Posted in thread: My first competition results on 11-13-2013 at 07:18 PM
Right on man, I was just expecting to get some mid 20s maybe, mostly wanted the feedback. I
won't lie, I wanna win now.I am right there with ya. Keep improving your technique and
hopefully we'll see e...
Posted in thread: My first competition results on 11-13-2013 at 05:00 AM
Congrats. The first beer I entered into a competition was an oatmeal stout mainly for
constructive criticism but I ended up taking first out of 33 stouts! Needless to say I'll be
entering more competi...