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Posted in thread: Same flavor different beer on 04-08-2015 at 01:34 AM
Fermentation temperature is the first thing that comes to mind. You might be pitching too hot?
Posted in thread: Does my lacto starter look right? on 03-13-2015 at 09:01 PM
Well, it's been 12 days and activity seems to have stopped. The beer seems only very slightly
tart, but that may just be due to the low FG at 1.004. Should I wait longer for the lacto to
work, or do y...
Posted in thread: Does my lacto starter look right? on 02-28-2015 at 08:14 PM
Update: The starter I made with the handful of grains seemed to work well! I got plain bubbles
like I saw with the WLP677 but the taste and smell are much different this time: grainy,
fruity, and tart...
Posted in thread: Does my lacto starter look right? on 02-26-2015 at 09:17 PM
I wish I'd known about Lacto d before I paid cash for it too, but I think you have a decent
plan. You could try a sour mash too. Anyway, I might use this lacto strain again, but if I did,
it would be ...
Posted in thread: Does my lacto starter look right? on 02-26-2015 at 06:39 PM
L. delbrueckii is somewhat infamous for its lack of acidity.The same guy (Michael Tonsmeire)
said it was the worst [homebrewing] product he'd ever used in a recent HBT interview with
Austin.I've used ...
Posted in thread: Does my lacto starter look right? on 02-25-2015 at 11:26 PM
I just tasted a little of my starter, and it tastes like it smells: fruit and cloves, just as
if I'd put hefe yeast in there. Not a hint of acidity. So, unless the tube contained some, I've
got an "in...
Posted in thread: Does my lacto starter look right? on 02-24-2015 at 10:26 PM
I'm planning to brew a gose (OG 1.040) this weekend using S-05 and WLP677 (L. delbrueckii). I
made a 1 gallon starter with 8oz malt extract (1.020) on Saturday night and have been keeping
it warm in a...
Posted in thread: Apartment brewing re: chilling on 02-15-2015 at 02:33 PM
Your temperature differential is more important that flow rate.Thanks, that's what I was
hoping. I never really did better than 25 mins with hose water in the summer, so if I can get
close without nee...
Posted in thread: Apartment brewing re: chilling on 02-14-2015 at 07:45 PM
Yesterday I hooked the pump up to my 50 ft 3/8" OD copper chiller and found that it took 5:15
to pump 2.5 gal of water. That's about 0.48 GPM, which is a little more than a trickle. So far,