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  • Posted in thread: Fermentation stuck at 1.035 - already repitched once on 07-08-2016 at 06:21 PM
    Check with a hydrometer.If really stuck, you'll need to pitch an actively fermenting stirplate
    starter. Dumping smack packs, vials, or dry yeast in there is useless, as it is a low oxygen
    alcoholic en...

  • Posted in thread: Lager Fermented Hot on 07-08-2016 at 12:09 PM
    The beer tastes fine. If 200 years of brewing practice and science say one thing and my tongue
    says something else I'm going to go with my tongue.Of course temp control is better than no
    temp control,...

  • Posted in thread: Lager Fermented Hot on 07-07-2016 at 04:14 PM
    I find it hilarious and sad that one dude with a blog does some half-assed experiment, and
    people are ready to disregard 200 years of brewing practice and established science.

  • Posted in thread: The 2016 NHC - Results/Speculation Thread on 06-30-2016 at 02:43 PM
    I received my medal and sheets today. I have to question a judge that rewards a 30 and asks for
    the recipe, and a beer that one judge detects 0 of a trait, and the other judge rates it as
    high.Some pe...

  • Posted in thread: Did Anybody do a lager vs ale (neutral ale yeast) comparaison with the same recipe? on 06-27-2016 at 04:34 PM
    This really isn't even debatable; there is clearly a difference in the final product when
    fermenting the same wort with ale or lager yeast. They are two different species, and behave
    differently with ...

  • Posted in thread: "Northeast" style IPA on 06-24-2016 at 02:41 PM
    You seem to be arguing a larger point that I don't have any issue with. The best brewers are
    meticulous and keep detailed records in an attempt to correlate cause and effect. I'm fully
    supportive of t...

  • Posted in thread: "Northeast" style IPA on 06-24-2016 at 12:45 PM
    Reproducibility requires record keeping. Record keeping requires numbers. I like my beers (so
    far) in the lower to mid range of total additions.... that is why I am playing around in that
    range.Not su...

  • Posted in thread: "Northeast" style IPA on 06-23-2016 at 04:49 PM
    I have a current version going right now where I simply flip flopped my sulfate chloride....
    with 150 sulfate, 70 chloride to simply see what impact it has.The malt itself will add
    200-300ppm of chlor...

  • Posted in thread: Heady Topper Results From Ward Labs on 06-23-2016 at 04:35 PM
    The mash Ca level is eventually diluted approximately 1/2 after sparging with untreated water.
    I believe it is further reduced by precipitation with malt phosphates (desired reaction to
    drive down RA)...

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone else dislike US-05? on 06-17-2016 at 01:51 PM
    I think it is OK in strongly flavored beers (IPA's, stouts, etc.) when treated properly
    (re-hydrated correctly, pure O2 addition, temp-controlled ferment). I won BOS in a large
    competition with a beer...