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Posted in thread: Does krausen height have anything to do with healthy fermentation? on 02-10-2016 at 08:16 PM
Can I assume that the actual fermentation temperature is a bit higher than both of these
figures... around 66-68F?Maybe. It's tough to say. Sanywhere from 2-10F above ambient is pretty
normal. You'll ...
Posted in thread: Help with a Wee Heavy on 02-10-2016 at 08:10 PM
I'd switch to light DME and cut the carapils in half. The late additions are probably not
necessary, either. If you really want, a small 30 or 20 minute addition is fine, but not more
than 1oz.And wha...
Posted in thread: Does krausen height have anything to do with healthy fermentation? on 02-10-2016 at 07:50 PM
Not really. It's more a function of recipe, OG, temperature, yest selection, and a few other
minor variables. "Health" of fermentation is very low on that list.
Posted in thread: Clean VS Sanitized on 02-10-2016 at 07:40 PM
For instance, Lacto may sour a beer and make it taste like total crap, but it's also the active
culture in many probiotics in human health supplements.It makes some really tasty beers, too.
Posted in thread: Clean VS Sanitized on 02-10-2016 at 05:14 PM
If you want to learn about pasteurization you should do a little research on canning and why it
is done. My understanding is that we use different temperatures for different products.Yes,
this has eve...
Posted in thread: Dupont Conditioning Time on 02-10-2016 at 05:04 PM
Huh, learn something new every day. I'll have to look into this website you've pointed out.
Thanks for the detail, tagz!
Posted in thread: Dupont Conditioning Time on 02-10-2016 at 04:46 AM
Well, the strange part is that they use a centerfuge to clear it of all the primary strains
before bottling. So the only organism acting in the beer at that point is the bottling strain.
I could see i...
Posted in thread: Clean VS Sanitized on 02-10-2016 at 12:27 AM
Let's go ahead and reinvent the wheel, while we're at it.Just to make it down the chem trail
that much faster?
Posted in thread: Is a 5 gallon bucket big enough on 02-09-2016 at 11:32 PM
Can you still top crop if you use Fermcap? My understanding is you need a krausen to top crop,
so wouldn't Fermcap defeat that purpose?Good question. I suspect it would cut down on the
amount of yeast...
Posted in thread: Dupont Conditioning Time on 02-09-2016 at 11:30 PM
6-8 weeks just seems like a long time for a production brewery. I can't imagine that it changes
that much from two weeks in bottle to six weeks, but I'm also not a brewer at one of the best