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  • Posted in thread: Winter Lager on 08-24-2016 at 05:31 PM
    A doppelbock or a baltic porter are great winter beers; they arent spiced. Spaten
    optimator/Ayinger celebrator are widely available commercially for doppelbocks, and zyweic
    poter/black boss/alderis po...

  • Posted in thread: Coopers Lager, Smells Funny and Tastes Vile on 08-23-2016 at 11:50 PM
    Splenda wont ferment, so it will just be sweeter. Usually in homebrew the problem for many
    beginners is getting the beer dry enough. In the future, remember that carbonation will change
    the balance of...

  • Posted in thread: wyeast 3031 on 08-23-2016 at 11:42 PM
    Not with that particular strain, but with blends in general one strain will reproduce at a
    higher rate than the other and the ratio will be a bit off. My assumption (which may be wrong)
    is that the be...

  • Posted in thread: Coopers Lager, Smells Funny and Tastes Vile on 08-23-2016 at 11:31 PM
    Well im not sure whats in the kit, but many beers taste a bit funky right after fermentation.
    Especially if its still cloudy with yeast, your sample may have tasted of yeast. Which is a
    taste youll id...

  • Posted in thread: My Keezer is dying what to do? on 08-17-2016 at 11:53 PM
    First off, if there are exposed coils try cleaning them. After that id get another 50-100$
    fridge off of craigslist and just transfer the 1000 of hardware to the new chest freezer.

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 2206 pitch and fermentation temperatures on 08-08-2016 at 04:56 PM
    I mean more packs arent going to be that effective without o2 to reproduce which is gone from
    the wort. ( it wont hurt, but 3 packs are expensive) At this point, id let it ride. Give it 4
    weeks, and m...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 2206 pitch and fermentation temperatures on 08-07-2016 at 07:59 PM
    You severely underpitched. Especially if the pack was old. All in all, if your sanitation is
    ok, you may be fine. But you will likely see activity on day 3.

  • Posted in thread: What styles of beer would this water be best for? on 08-04-2016 at 09:57 PM
    Not doing the math right now, but amber to brown somewhat hoppy styles. Also drier amber to
    dark belgian styles. Alts and munich dunkels might work. While i havent dont the math, id guess
    youd have a ...

  • Posted in thread: Starter: better tasting beer or just less chance of infection? on 08-02-2016 at 09:00 PM
    Besides infection, a proper pitch rates gives more reliable attenuation. Though honestly, it
    really seems to be more an issue with lagers than ales.

  • Posted in thread: Irish Red Ale: Yeast Questions on 07-11-2016 at 10:44 PM
    Depends how dry you want the beer to be. Here are some clean-ish strains that are malt forward,
    without too much esters.A little residual sweetness is fine: Irish ale (prone to producing
    diacetyl, and...

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