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  • Posted in thread: Why doesn't the hop character of my beers taste the same as commercial beers on 08-13-2014 at 05:05 PM
    Other people may not have had the same experience, but I have not been able to get good hop
    character in my bottle conditioned IPAs. Only the keg conditioned IPAs have come out as
    expected. Once I had...

  • Posted in thread: delayed head on 05-06-2014 at 05:59 PM
    I did the deep clean after the 2 bottled beers with delayed head creation. I had the same
    thought as you: Maybe something oily caught in the plate chiller was creating the problem.I
    once added grapefr...

  • Posted in thread: delayed head on 05-04-2014 at 10:33 PM
    The last 2 beers I brewed and bottled have both suffered from the same strange issue. After the
    normal 3 weeks or so, the beer has the expected level of carbonation. The bottle hisses when
    opened and ...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch lagering on 06-04-2013 at 04:34 PM
    You should be fine bottling at fridge temperature.The diacetyl rest is for lagers that ferment
    in the 50F range. The standard technique is to raise the temperature to around 60 or 65F for
    the final 1/...

  • Posted in thread: Making 10 mini batches in a day, need advice! on 05-15-2013 at 05:44 PM
    I fermented in a 1/2gallon growler once before. I stopped right when the neck started to curve
    in, and i think that was about 0.4 Gallons. So with 10 growlers, you might want to shoot for
    closer to 4 ...

  • Posted in thread: Fig Lambic on 05-08-2013 at 05:14 PM
    For a few reasons, I needed to bottle this beer younger than one would normally bottle the
    lambic. It did spend over 6 months on the figs though.2.5 Gallons straight Lambic2.5 Gallons
    Lambic on 3lbs o...

  • Posted in thread: What Temp Do You Like Your Beer To Drink??? on 03-08-2013 at 03:19 PM
    It depends a lot on the style. If I am feeling very disciplined, I will leave a style like an
    Imperial Stout sitting outside of the fridge for at least an hour before opening the bottle.

  • Posted in thread: Hefeweizen going bad after 7 months on 02-25-2013 at 01:09 PM
    Thank you for the replies. It is helpful to see that someone else has also experienced this
    specifically with hefeweizens. I never heard about filtering and bottling hefeweizens with
    lager yeast. That...

  • Posted in thread: Hefeweizen going bad after 7 months on 02-22-2013 at 04:22 PM
    I brewed a hefeweizen back in July. This beer was never spectacular, but it was a decent, easy
    drinking hefe. Last night, I opened one that had been sitting in the fridge for a few weeks,
    and I could ...

  • Posted in thread: Berliner Weiss, many ways on 02-11-2013 at 03:20 PM
    I just brewed a Berliner Weisse using method 2a:2a - Normal mash + single fermentation, but
    pitching lactobacillus few days before pitching saccharomycesMy experience so far:5
    GallonsGrain Bill: 3.5lb...

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