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  • Posted in thread: Help with SMaSH Hop Schedule on 11-06-2015 at 04:45 PM
    Smash is fine.I speak from personnal preference here, but I have done away with the 60/20/0
    scheme of bittering, especially with high alpha hops, because you can't use as much hops for
    fear of going t...

  • Posted in thread: Immersion chiller woes on 11-03-2015 at 11:16 PM
    A little late to the thread here, but dude you really should've simply brought it back to a
    boil for a couple of minutes and just had a thinner beer. It would still be hoppy and decent,
    just a lot thi...

  • Posted in thread: Oats causing poor head retention ? on 11-03-2015 at 11:12 PM
    I always wonder about head retention when I read other homebrewers suggest adding oats for head
    retention- it tends to kill foam retention.It's got a silky creamy mouthfeel to it- almost
    "slick" and e...

  • Posted in thread: Oats causing poor head retention ? on 11-03-2015 at 07:40 PM
    My oatmeal stout is also in the keg, was also mashed at 152 degrees, is also well carbonated,
    and also has terrible head retention. It used only one pound of flaked oats. The recipe came
    from the LHBS...

  • Posted in thread: Oats causing poor head retention ? on 11-03-2015 at 07:26 PM
    Yes, it could be the oats. They contain lipids that can kill head retention and you have quite
    a lot of it in your recipe.That's what I thought. The beer has a silkyand full mouthfeel
    (almost oily). I...

  • Posted in thread: Oats causing poor head retention ? on 11-03-2015 at 07:23 PM
    I have always thought oats are awesome for head. I would venture to say it was more something
    to do with mash temp/time?Mash was 152F for 75 minutes, which is my standard mash temp for
    everything thes...

  • Posted in thread: Oats causing poor head retention ? on 11-03-2015 at 07:22 PM
    I always thought that oats would go a long way to improve head retention, but I could be
    wrong.My guess (and that's all that it is) is that you're cleaning equipment with dish soap
    along the way, whic...

  • Posted in thread: Immersion chiller woes on 11-03-2015 at 07:13 PM
    Will look into compression fitting for the next chiller. I was looking at a 50 footer and for
    almost 180$ on Ontario beer kegs (yikes, copper prices) you'd think they would ditch the hose
    and clamp se...

  • Posted in thread: Oats causing poor head retention ? on 11-03-2015 at 07:05 PM
    I have a oatmeal stout on tap right now and it is amazing. The only problem is that altough the
    beer will pour with a good tight head, it dies down to a ring in about a minute and it leaves
    no lacing....

  • Posted in thread: Immersion chiller woes on 11-02-2015 at 07:02 PM
    Hang it over the sides so the connections aren't inside the pot. Even if that means all your
    chiller isn't submerged, whatever. Too risky to leave it in there IMHO.My chiller wouldn't even
    touch the w...

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