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Posted in thread: Anyone else really dislike the flavor of wlp833? on 08-31-2015 at 04:26 PM
I aerated with pure O2 and a aeration stone for ~2 min, and pitched at 52. My starter was 2L
with 2 vials of yeast (all per Mr Malty). The starter was cold crashed and decanted to avoid
Posted in thread: Can someone take a look at my city's water report? on 08-25-2015 at 12:23 PM
You shouldn't be brewing with RO water if you're not adding salts and/or acids (recipe
dependent). It is difficult to hit the correct mash pH with ion-free water in many cases, and
having some calcium...
Posted in thread: Achieving a silky/pillowy/creamy mouthfeel (a la Hill Farmstead)? on 08-15-2015 at 02:39 PM
I found a lot of the big name VT breweries had a similar soft and pillowy profile. Would wager
hard water is the cause.Based on what? Most geological survey maps I've looked at show Vermont
water to b...
Posted in thread: Is My Aeration Technique Okay? on 08-13-2015 at 06:45 PM
Yeah, that's the point. All other variables were the same. You were doing something else
inadequately and thus using pure O2 solved the problem.The whole point I've been making is that
there are multi...
Posted in thread: Is My Aeration Technique Okay? on 08-13-2015 at 04:24 PM
I'd like to let this die, but if using pure O2 made a night and day difference in your beer
then it's likely you were really missing the mark on something else before you started using
pure O2 to comp...
Posted in thread: Is My Aeration Technique Okay? on 08-13-2015 at 01:32 PM
To answer the question respectfully posed to me prior: No, I have not personally done a split
batch brew using both methodsWe've beaten this to death, but I will leave you with the
suggestion that you...
Posted in thread: 1st lager - no signs of fermentation after 24 hours on 08-13-2015 at 11:54 AM
Sorry for a quick derail, but how low have you taken 833 before? Have you held it at 45ºF? Just
picked it up for a festbier I'm trying to turn around pretty quick, and since my chamber has to
Posted in thread: Is My Aeration Technique Okay? on 08-12-2015 at 04:34 PM
If you can't be swayed by facts, data, evidence, and widely accepted practice across the world,
well then I guess that's your perogative. I will respectfully ask again though - Have you made
the same ...
Posted in thread: 1st lager - no signs of fermentation after 24 hours on 08-12-2015 at 02:23 PM
I agree that 72 hours is not normal, but 48 is not out of the ordinary. I've brewed quite a few
lagers over the past few years and my experience has been pretty consistent. I pitch the
standard lager ...
Posted in thread: 1st lager - no signs of fermentation after 24 hours on 08-11-2015 at 04:36 PM
You need to make stir plate starters. My typical procedure is 2 fresh tubes into a 4L starter,
spin for 48hrs, crash, decant, and pitch the slurry straight from the refrigerator into wort
that is abou...