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Posted in thread: Saison Starter Shenanigans on 07-24-2014 at 10:02 PM
Update!Saison finished at 1.008 after almost three weeks in primary, with two of those at 80F.
Shared it at my homebrew club to favorable reviews. Entered it in a competition, should know
how it does ...
Posted in thread: Diacetyl rest on my kolsch and crazy fast fermentation on 07-18-2014 at 10:08 PM
Ok thanks for the expertise!Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
Posted in thread: Diacetyl rest on my kolsch and crazy fast fermentation on 07-18-2014 at 09:20 PM
It's not uncommon for the majority of fermentation to be finished in 3 days, if the yeast is
properly pitched.Which strain did you use?Your water sucks badly for a kolsch, but that doesn't
Posted in thread: Diacetyl rest on my kolsch and crazy fast fermentation on 07-18-2014 at 09:10 PM
Question: How long / what temp should I do a diacetyl rest for my kolsch? I don't usually do a
purposeful diacetyl rest, so not sure what the parameters should be (never done a lager before,
I know th...
Posted in thread: Saison Starter Shenanigans on 05-08-2014 at 03:35 PM
Update: So today is day 6 of fermentation (pitched friday evening), everything seems in order.
Began ramping temps up from 67F to 78F since Sunday evening. Took a taste and an SG reading,
Posted in thread: Saison Starter Shenanigans on 05-02-2014 at 06:39 PM
Well, I'm sure this will be interesting. At this point I probably have shocked my yeast to high
heaven, and I was taken a bit off guard by the low viability estimate on my vial of yeast. I
Posted in thread: I think I am done entering Homebrew Competitions on 04-30-2014 at 02:03 AM
Not sure if you're being tongue-in-cheek, but that's really a tough type of feedback to expect.
One of the primary guidelines for BJCP judges is not to assume or suggest you know anything
about the be...
Posted in thread: I think I am done entering Homebrew Competitions on 04-24-2014 at 06:54 AM
After entering a few comps, I'm entering now just to help identify process flaws rather than
recipe flaws. After I fix all my process issues, I should be able to brew flawless beers. Then
if I and my ...
Posted in thread: Samuel Smith Imperial Stout Clone Results and Tweaks? on 04-16-2014 at 09:35 PM
So I formulated a recipe for to clone Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout. Here's the original recipe
(cues taken from the samuel smith website):Malt Bill:86% maris otter, 11% roasted malt, 3%
Posted in thread: Competition results came in, recipe advice requested! on 04-08-2014 at 08:23 PM
Ok, so I think I tracked down my oxidation issue with that batch. It was my second batch of
all-grain ever, and it was my second batch of that recipe. Must have opened the fermenter 4-5
times during 1...