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Posted in thread: Diacetyl on 12-10-2013 at 12:30 AM
Diacetyl is a yeast by-product generated during fermentation, and is usually reabsorbed during
secondary fermentation. The compound is identified as an off-flavor in beer, but is sometimes
Posted in thread: Need Help: Adding Ball Valve to new Kettle on 03-17-2013 at 06:35 PM
Thanks for the help. My brew kettle is complete, no leaks. Here are some pics.
Posted in thread: Need Help: Adding Ball Valve to new Kettle on 01-10-2013 at 03:08 AM
Ok, I went ahead and purchased the ball valve and fitting, but would like more information on
how it all fits together before purchasing the pick-up tube. Of these three pieces, where is
the point at ...
Posted in thread: Need Help: Adding Ball Valve to new Kettle on 01-09-2013 at 03:05 AM
Hello fellow brewers,I am upgrading my brew setup from 3-gal batches in the kitchen to 6-gal
batches in the garage. To complete my brew setup, I want to add a ball valve to my new kettle.
I am plannin...
Posted in thread: First Year Cascade & Trellis on 09-09-2012 at 04:55 PM
SO, my first year Cascade did very well to say the least. I limited the vertical growth to two
bines, clipping away all subsequent shutes. The total growth reached a little over 14 feet, and
Posted in thread: First Year Cascade & Trellis on 06-22-2012 at 03:09 AM
Hello from St. Louis! This is my first year Cascade hop vine, currently at 7.5 feet. Hopefully
by July the vine will reach the top of the trellis. Anyone in the area have an estimate on what
Posted in thread: Keep One, Drop One - Word Game on 05-13-2012 at 04:25 PM
Posted in thread: M.O. & Cascade SMASH at bottling on 05-13-2012 at 04:19 PM
I bottled my first SMASH yesterday after a 20 day fermentation (7 primary, 13 secondary). It's
a Maris Otter & Cascade combo, hop additions every 12 minutes. It finished at 1.018, ABV of
6.0%. The tas...
Posted in thread: Scottish Ale recipe help needed on 05-13-2012 at 06:15 AM
Tonight was brew night. A few adjustments were made, had to use the hops I had on hand. Here's
the final recipe (3-gallons):5.5 lb 2-row Maris Otter1 lb Munich Malt0.5 lb Honey Malt5 oz
Crystal Malt (...
Posted in thread: Scottish Ale recipe help needed on 05-08-2012 at 03:13 AM
HOPS:Does doubling each variety for the 60 minute addition sound like a better qty? 0.2oz
Fuggle & 0.2oz Goldings, for a total of 0.4oz. (note that this is for a 3-gallon batch)MALT: I
have never used...