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Posted in thread: Wyeast 1728 on 12-05-2013 at 08:36 PM
This past summer/early fall, I did an English series with 1728. Started with a Nut Brown, moved
up to a Porter and finished off with a Wee Heavy. Worked well in all 3, and it is one excellent
Posted in thread: Brewing for JRR Tolkiens Bday. on 12-03-2013 at 04:32 PM
I vote for NB's 'John Palmer's Elevenes'. After all, an earlier version by JP was called
'Belladonna Took's Oaked Mild'.Did a batch this past summer, stuck a label on it with the
'Belladonna Took' lab...
Posted in thread: Beer Bottles on 12-02-2013 at 05:00 PM
Back before I noticed, I did do some bottling in twistoffs. They did work, but I did have
several chipped rims(where did those glass fragments go?) and a couple of sheared-off necks.
Now I avoid twist...
Posted in thread: Slowing down a stir plate on 12-02-2013 at 02:47 AM
Hey Folks,Did a search but didn't see the info I need.I built a homemade stirplate from a used
computer fan and cellphone charger. It works, but is way too fast- throws the stirbar.I figure
I need a r...
Posted in thread: Water addition mistake........... on 11-18-2013 at 05:39 PM
If it was Calcium Carbonate, no biggie, because as I have found out in the past couple weeks,
chalk doesn't dissolve much at all and therefore has minimal effect on the mash.However, if you
Posted in thread: Adventures in: Making your own crystal malt on 11-18-2013 at 04:16 PM
Thanks Chadwick.Haven't done it myself, but have read abit.Sounds like the cookie sheet with
the grains spread thin worked best. That seems to confirm what I've read. Plus, stir to mix
them up every 1...
Posted in thread: Too late to swamp cool? on 11-18-2013 at 03:50 PM
I agree with boydster. If you did produce any off-flavors, then your best chance of cleaning
them up is a longer stay on the primary yeast cake.
Posted in thread: altbier advice on 11-18-2013 at 03:13 PM
I've used US-05,(which I believe is the same strain as WLP-oo1) at those temps. for a Blue Moon
Clone, and a Cream Ale which you really don't want ester flavors for. None detected, so I'm
sure you wil...
Posted in thread: Easy Bottle Pasteurization in a Cooler on 11-18-2013 at 12:16 AM
Someone in the cider forum has a thread on 'cooler pateurization'.I did it a couple weeks ago
with a Graf that I wanted to be slightly sweet, lightly carbonated- very difficult to do with
Posted in thread: Ran out of beer while filling last bottle on 11-17-2013 at 11:17 PM
If, when I bottle, the last one is less than full, I drink that one. Figure it's a bonus.I
usually get 7, 12 oz. sixers plus 3, 22ozers. Sometimes one or two more 12 ozer.I know a lot of
people don't ...