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Posted in thread: Bottling with Orange Extract? on 03-13-2014 at 03:15 PM
I have a 3G batch of saison I'll be bottling soon. I added organic orange zest in the last 5min
of the boil, but after three weeks fermentation it's indiscernible.I thought maybe I could put
the zest ...
Posted in thread: How Much Honey is Too Much on 03-12-2014 at 06:22 PM
I'm doing a 3G batch of wheat:4# white wheat1# pale ale.4# honey malt.3# flaked wheat.3#
Victory1# clover honey @ flameout.5oz Saaz @ 60.5oz Saaz @ 10White Labs 320I realize that most
of the honey tas...
Posted in thread: Saison Yeast Fermenting Near Heat Vent on 02-24-2014 at 04:47 PM
It's February in Michigan--a warm day is 25F.To spite the bs that is midworst weather, I
pitched a WLP 565 into 5G fermenter, wrapped it in heavy towels and placed it within inches of
a floor vent in ...
Posted in thread: Patina on Copper IC OK? on 02-24-2014 at 04:36 PM
My copper IC is beginning to get that statue of liberty patina on it. That's safe to use still,
Posted in thread: Conversion in Less Than 1 Hour? on 01-04-2014 at 05:56 PM
Ok, finally tracked down the second source--head brewer at Summit. If you want to listen, it
starts at 1:27:00 or so and continues in various veins for a good 7-10 minutes.Interesting
Posted in thread: Preventing Stuck Sparge When Using Rye Malt on 12-30-2013 at 09:13 PM
Any advice on preventing a stuck sparge with rye malt? I've never used it, but I've read of
horror stories of gooey nightmares.The recipe I've concocted uses 15% rye malt (the rest 2-row,
munich and c...
Posted in thread: Pitiful Extraction from Cooler Mash Tun on 12-30-2013 at 08:35 PM
No, not really. But to drain so slowly is probably a problem as the sugars would settle back
into the grain.One thing that struck me is the lack of stirring in the sparge water. I'm not
exactly sure i...
Posted in thread: Conversion in Less Than 1 Hour? on 12-30-2013 at 08:29 PM
Gordon Strong has made similar comments along those lines...that mash temperature doesn't
matter.This had me so curious that I did an experiment. The exact same beer, one mashed at 160
and the other a...
Posted in thread: Pitiful Extraction from Cooler Mash Tun on 12-28-2013 at 03:43 PM
i don't have a pre-boil grav, no. was too anxious to get the first pot boiling.as my original
post said, yeah, i was suspicious of stratification, but i poured in the second runnings from
such a great...
Posted in thread: Pitiful Extraction from Cooler Mash Tun on 12-27-2013 at 11:06 PM
"I've personally had the best batch sparges at 25 minutes, while stirring every 5 minutes and
one last time a minute or 2 before starting my draining."wowzers. i've rarely ever let my
sparge water han...