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Posted in thread: Airlock ?s on 12-08-2011 at 06:23 AM
I have an Irish red in primary now that started bubbling like it was pissed off within a couple
hours of pitching the yeast, so much that I couldn't keep fluid in the airlock, it would just
spit it al...
Posted in thread: using yeast to carb sodas on 05-20-2011 at 04:06 AM
You can't really carbonate syrup with yeast, for a number of reasons. First of all, that
concentration of sugar will kill the yeast. Second, you generally use a little syrup with a lot
of water, so th...
Posted in thread: Head retention in soda on 05-07-2011 at 05:16 AM
Thanks MrH, please let me know how it goes.
Posted in thread: Head retention in soda on 05-05-2011 at 03:34 AM
Alright, I'm having a hard time imagining a batch size in which a teaspoon of sucrose would be
adequate for sweetness, and four cups of maltodextrin would make for less than gelatinous
mouthfeel. In f...
Posted in thread: Head retention in soda on 05-04-2011 at 08:38 PM
Maltodextrin contains 4 calories per gram. At your rate of 12.8 Tbps per gallon, that comes out
to approximately 13.5 grams of MD per 12oz bottle. That's 54 calories of maltodextrin. 54 is
more than 9...
Posted in thread: Head retention in soda on 05-04-2011 at 02:46 AM
Not much interest in soda head retention, eh? I was hoping *somebody* would have *something* to
say about it.Well, I tried a more substantial partial mash with 8oz of flaked wheat and 4oz
each of flak...
Posted in thread: Ó Flannagáin Standard on 04-22-2011 at 09:31 PM
I've got a half-batch of this mashing right now. This will be my first batch of beer ever (yes,
my first batch of beer is an all-grain stout). I'm using the BIAB method, and it seems to be
Posted in thread: Carbonating Root Beer Without A Keg on 04-21-2011 at 07:17 PM
That would work fine, but it's not my point. You can stop the fermentation well enough by
sticking the bottles in the refrigerator. The thing that makes me nervous is that sodas are
carbonated to two ...
Posted in thread: Carbonating Root Beer Without A Keg on 04-19-2011 at 11:17 PM
If you're careful and use a plastic test bottle, I have made a bunch of batches in glass 12 oz
with no problems. I just like glass better.Have you successfully used beer bottles? I've used
the 12oz gl...
Posted in thread: Head retention in soda on 04-19-2011 at 04:59 AM
Okay, the partial-mash root beer is done. It didn't help at all for head retention, but it is a
flippin' amazing batch of root beer as far as flavor and body goes. I'll try using a larger
quantity of ...