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Posted in thread: Fermenting, Bottling Belgian Golden Strong on 05-28-2015 at 07:40 PM
I've seen several different ways to do each when searching the interwebs. Some say begin
ferment mid 60s and ramp to 80 and hold to finish (some include a cold crash), then bottle.
Others say 68-54-68...
Posted in thread: Magnet in Primary on 06-17-2014 at 01:25 AM
I don't think you have to worry about contamination like infection, but I wonder if the magnet
is non-toxic.Didn't think about it that way. I just made a concerted effort and got it out.
Posted in thread: Magnet in Primary on 06-17-2014 at 12:31 AM
Uncoated. Popped lid off of bucket and there is a good head on it. Tried using large socket to
guide magnet out. Had it right to top of krausen when it fell back in and I couldn't get it
again. Oh wel...
Posted in thread: Magnet in Primary on 06-16-2014 at 08:47 PM
Weird one. I use a dime sized rare earth magnet to "hold on" to the stir bar in my yeast
starter through the glass while pitching so it doesn't go into the primary with the yeast. Good
news is that th...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 Banana Flavors on 06-03-2014 at 12:35 AM
That schedule would not have caused any unusual esters, are you sure you pitched 3711?Yes.
Unless package was mislabeled.
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 Banana Flavors on 06-02-2014 at 06:32 PM
Started at 68 for first two days, then increased 2 degrees/day after that until got to 84.
Heard this on saison episode of Jamil show which may have more been a technique for the Belgian
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 Banana Flavors on 06-01-2014 at 04:18 AM
After thinking about it, took another sample and chilled to serving temp and banana flavors
were noticeably less. Still more than I would like thoughSent from my iPad using Home Brew
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 Banana Flavors on 06-01-2014 at 03:25 AM
I brewed a saison 2 weeks ago and pitched a healthy starter of 3711. Just checked and was down
to gravity of roughly 1.000. I don't like the heavy banana taste to it, tasted more like a hefe
than a sa...
Posted in thread: Kumquat Saison on 04-13-2014 at 03:37 PM
Can't wait to hear how this turned out. Was looking for a new summer recipe that is a little
different. Sent from my iPad using Home Brew
Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 06-24-2013 at 02:30 AM
Made this a couple weeks ago and tweaked a little. Added 1 tsp of black pepper for last ten
mins of boil. Also added the fruit and zest from 4 naval oranges after initial heavy bubbling
slowed in ferm...