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Posted in thread: Weizen Secondary Experiment on 08-17-2013 at 01:19 PM
A recipe in a brew magazine, for a Paulaner Hefe clone, called for the beer to go into a
secondary once the primary ferment was done, and to be bottle/kegged when clear.I've heard of
Posted in thread: Plastic cooler gave my beer plastic flavor, will polyclar help? on 01-21-2013 at 04:58 PM
I checked with the cooler manufacturer (Igloo), the cooler is food-grade, but not designed for
use with hot liquids. Whoops...The flavor nearly disappears with cold conditioning, only so
long as the k...
Posted in thread: Plastic cooler gave my beer plastic flavor, will polyclar help? on 01-19-2013 at 03:18 PM
I used 180F water to pre-heat my mash tun (a square plastic cooler with CPVC manifold), and
apparently that was hot enough to let tons of plastic flavor into my mash. Now I have a couple
kegs of plast...
Posted in thread: Belgian Pumpkin Pie Recipe on 10-09-2012 at 06:24 PM
GoalTo make a beer with the full spectrum of pumpkin pie flavors: pumpkin spices, roasted
pumpkin flavors, bready/toasty/nutty crust flavors, and a little bit of burnt sugar flavors,
Posted in thread: Marzen/Oktoberfest Imitation Ale on 10-01-2012 at 03:06 PM
Thank you for the suggestions.Tedclev: As you recommended, I switched the grain bill to 15%
Munich, 7% Vienna, 3% Aromatic.OClairBrew: I'm slapping my forehead for not thinking of using
Cali yeast. Un...
Posted in thread: Marzen/Oktoberfest Imitation Ale on 09-29-2012 at 09:10 PM
Oktoberfest is nearly here, way too near for making a lager. How about a fast fermenting, fast
conditioning, marzen taste-alike ale? Here's my plan to brew up oktoberfest-ishness in 3 weeks
Posted in thread: Priming Hefe with lager yeast-ever heard of this? on 09-21-2012 at 12:41 AM
Does the lager yeast ferment any sugars left behind by the hefe yeast? Does the lager yeast add
or remove a significant amount of any byproduct?
Posted in thread: Priming weizens to 4 vols: has a bottle ever exploded? on 06-06-2012 at 06:26 PM
There's a lot of disagreement over how much carbonation is right for weizens. More importantly,
there's the question of whether 4 vol bottle will explode. Has this happened to anyone?I've got
some 4 v...
Posted in thread: Mystery Hop Recipe on 05-02-2012 at 02:47 AM
Bobbrews, thanks for the advice. I will use your recipe. It's more complicated than I'm used to
(I've never done a late extract addition, hop stand, or multi-stage dry hop).I looked up those
Posted in thread: Mystery Hop Recipe on 05-02-2012 at 12:29 AM
This recipe is intended to bring out the characteristics of hops harvested from an ancient
Massachusetts plantation. The hops smell citrusy and slightly floral. 1 lb Crystal 30 6 lb
Munton's Pale Liqu...