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Posted in thread: Balcones Barrell, strong whiskey taste, little oak on 11-14-2015 at 04:00 PM
I bought two of those a couple years ago. I aged a brown for a couple weeks and got the good
whiskey flavor you're talking about. The oak came across to me more like a vanilla character
that was added...
Posted in thread: SRM of Purple on 11-14-2015 at 08:42 AM
You guys are killing me. Obviously purple is not in the color gradient of beer. All of that
color must come from the blueberries. The real question is how many pounds of fruit per gallon
of wort will ...
Posted in thread: Balcones Barrell, strong whiskey taste, little oak on 11-14-2015 at 12:21 AM
I picked up a 5 gallon barrell from Balcones distillery recently when they were up for sale,
i'm hoping some others have as well and can give me some advice.I've had a WootStout clone
(which turned ou...
Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 11-03-2015 at 12:35 AM
Are these color palettes made prior to dilution with cooling water, or are they the final
product?Maybe it's my imagination, but my color seemed to lighten after dilution.With the
exception of the ver...
Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 10-31-2015 at 03:48 AM
I thought I would share my results. I followed the directions for sugar #5 and also heeded the
advice of go slowly. It took just under two hours total but I ran out of time to get it to 290
Posted in thread: Kegging Soda on 10-29-2015 at 07:38 PM
If you carb your water before adding syrup or flavorings it will only take about 4 days instead
of a week or two. Just add the syrup slowly or you'll get a volcanic eruption.
Posted in thread: It's my beer infected? on 10-29-2015 at 12:24 AM
At 15 days I would take a gravity reading and if it's where's it's supposed to be I would
bottle/keg it. No need to secondary unless you wanted to add fruit or something.
Posted in thread: It's my beer infected? on 10-28-2015 at 03:33 PM
Just yeast, there is no pellicle. Take a look here and you'll be able to easily spot an
Posted in thread: Stressed yeast? Alcohol taste on 10-28-2015 at 03:26 PM
As long as the beer is still tasty, I wouldn't worry about it too much. The alcohol will more
than likely fade with time...but of course so will all those wonderful hop aromas and flavors,
so I don't ...
Posted in thread: Stressed yeast? Alcohol taste on 10-27-2015 at 05:54 PM
It doesn't sound like you stressed the yeast to me, 78% apparent attenuation is pretty normal
in my experience. At 6.56% abv I would expect some alcohol flavors to be present. Now if they
are hot fuse...