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Posted in thread: Rushing a beer on 12-11-2012 at 01:58 AM
Lots of threads on gelatin -here's one:
Posted in thread: Copper in beer line on 12-10-2012 at 09:40 PM
It will cause an anode/cathode type electochemical reaction which will erode the copper and
deposit on the stainless (or is it the other way around?). Some will invariably wind up in the
beer but it m...
Posted in thread: Brewing Safety - CO2 on 12-10-2012 at 08:42 PM
It's funny this question - how much beer do I have to ferment to asphyxiate in a closed room -
gets asked every few years. If you search around, someone actually did the calculation (its
Posted in thread: US 2 row for lambic? on 12-10-2012 at 08:03 PM
Sounds good.Remember any "lambic" is actually a pLambic (pseudo lambic) - so go ahead and get
creative. Its more the bugs than the malt that get to "shine" in lambic.If you are trying to
Posted in thread: Rushing a beer on 12-10-2012 at 08:00 PM
Not totally unpressurized in the corny, otherwise you're somewhat exposed to the atmosphere.
:DYes, that's what I would do - didn't specify sealing pressure required.
Posted in thread: Rushing a beer on 12-10-2012 at 06:46 PM
If you feel it tastes OK then its done. I would be concerned about Acetaldehyde and diacetyl.
Even when the gravity is down, active yeast are still "cleaning up" some residual products. I
Posted in thread: CO2 bubbles? on 12-23-2011 at 06:09 PM
I understand how it looks suspicious to you - spoon of some of the scum, smell and taste it: if
its sour, or otherwise off, it may be infected. Even so it may still be worth bottling as a
Posted in thread: Temp controller? on 12-23-2011 at 04:06 PM
This will probably not be the best - the temp tolerance is too great (range of temp swing).I
really liked this one that I bought off ebay:Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Aquarium
°F | eBaybu...
Posted in thread: Hot Fermentation - Yeast Worth Harvesting? on 12-23-2011 at 04:03 PM
You can "re culture" the yeast if you wish - ie build up a new cake from a small sample, this
time in ideal conditions. But, don't use the current cake unless you want the next beer to
taste like the ...
Posted in thread: Diacetyl rest? on 12-23-2011 at 03:58 PM
How to Brew - By John Palmer - Yeast Starters and Diacetyl Rests