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  • Posted in thread: Strange overcarbonation issues on 04-12-2014 at 06:05 AM
    I did notice that the carbonation on the gusher bottle disappeared from the beer very quickly.
    It now tastes flat, which makes me think that the CO2 had not been adequately absorbed into the
    beer yet....

  • Posted in thread: Strange overcarbonation issues on 04-12-2014 at 05:54 AM
    I recently brewed a beer based off of the northern brewer bourbon barrel porter kit. I have a
    few bottles that are gushers, and the remainder of the bottles do seem overcarbonated by a bit,
    but not to...

  • Posted in thread: Using bourbon soaked oak chips in primary? on 12-21-2013 at 08:02 AM
    One thing to consider is that the yeast will metabolize the components from the oak that
    contribute the vanilla flavor to the beer, as well as other components added by the oak. If you
    add the oak dur...

  • Posted in thread: Using bourbon soaked oak chips in primary? on 12-11-2013 at 10:53 PM
    I don't like to do secondaries, but I would transfer if you plan on aging longer than 4 to 6
    weeks. My primary concern would be oxidation, with all the head space in primary you are really
    exposing th...

  • Posted in thread: Using bourbon soaked oak chips in primary? on 12-05-2013 at 08:13 PM
    I'm making a variation of Northern Brewer's Bourbon Barrel Porter and I was wondering if it is
    absolutely necessary to use a secondary to add the oak chips and bourbon. If I waited for
    fermentation to...

  • Posted in thread: Overcarbonation caused by bottling colder beer? on 11-21-2013 at 11:21 PM
    I bottled a spiced porter about 4 weeks ago. Now I have overcarbed bottles that make an
    explosive "pop" sound when I open them after refrigeration and mild gushers if I open them at
    room temp. I used ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle bombs possible with ez cap swing top bottles? on 10-27-2013 at 07:25 AM
    I have an assortment of ez cap and swing top bottles with the rubber seal. I've heard that in
    the case of overcarbonation ez cap bottles will vent prior to becoming dangerous and creating
    bottle bombs...

  • Posted in thread: Is it safe to bottle if beer has reached expected FG? on 10-23-2013 at 02:07 AM
    I made the northern brewer st. paul porter kit and have had it sitting in primary for about 6
    weeks. I moved my carboy to bottle and suddenly it started bubbling again. There is a thin
    layer of foam o...

  • Posted in thread: How much Pumpkin Pie Spice to add to porter? on 09-13-2013 at 12:20 AM
    It is the 5 gallon brew. I was leaning toward trying about 1 tablespoon so I think I'll give
    that a shot and add more if i need to. Thanks for weighing in all.

  • Posted in thread: How long to bottle age Belgian Dubbel? on 09-12-2013 at 11:41 PM
    Back for an update. This one is tasting great 6 months down the road and has mellowed quite
    nicely. Now I plan to let it go a year + to see what happens.