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Posted in thread: Using a barrel the second time... Hot water rinse? on 07-20-2014 at 01:53 PM
I have a 5 gal Balcones whiskey barrel. For what it is worth, here is my experience.First beer
through was a 1.091 old ale. It is now in a carboy rounding out. The second was a typical ESB
which I am ...
Posted in thread: Accidentally froze my slants on 05-01-2014 at 12:24 AM
Had a similar event Likely they are dead. But go ahead and try grow a starter. You only need a
couple of survivors......you never knowBut mine did not work out. Good luck
Posted in thread: Barrel Aging and air locks on 04-20-2014 at 06:09 PM
After racking my first beer into my bourbon barrel all was fine and calm. But when I moved it
30 feet to its resting place the CO2 in suspension was released and foaming occurred (duh). So
an airlock ...
Posted in thread: IBU corrections: Seperate hop boil? on 04-13-2014 at 10:48 PM
I have an Old Ale (very young) that I think may have a bitter/sweetness imbalance. I under
estimated by boil off rate and over shot my OG by .007 (the IBU's were already on the low end
of the style). ...
Posted in thread: Barrel Aging and air locks on 04-04-2014 at 04:04 PM
How many do you have or how little space do you have that you have to worry about stacking
them?? :)It's a vertical space issue....but I can still dream:rolleyes:
Posted in thread: Barrel Aging and air locks on 04-03-2014 at 02:33 PM
I use an airlock with a barrel. At least in the beginning, there is some dissolved CO2 that
gets released in the transfer. Probably after a few days you could replace it, but I'd rather
monitor an air...
Posted in thread: Barrel Aging and air locks on 04-02-2014 at 08:35 PM
If using a barrel for secondary aging, it an airlock necessary versus filling to brim and then
adding a rubber stopper. Obviously I would need to be certain that the beer had reached
Posted in thread: Is this bad?...is this bad?..... on 01-31-2014 at 11:33 PM
Wow was looking over some of my old posts and was shocked to see that it has been 6 years since
my first brew day. Time flys as they sayOh and this batch turned out fine. Typical clumpy
English ale ye...
Posted in thread: QD Considerations on 01-26-2014 at 07:17 PM
Hi Folks...another new pump owner here and I am trying to make some decisions about QDs.Mainly
I am trying to decide if I should use Male or Female QDs on my hoses. What are you guys
doing?my initial ...
Posted in thread: Experience with Ribbon Cain syrup? on 11-06-2013 at 09:39 PM
I could only find a few references to using Ribbon Cain syrup on the forum.I recently used some
in a tried and true Belgium Dubbel recipe (just finished kegging). Anybody else?