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Posted in thread: Oak Aging Survey on 09-06-2016 at 01:35 AM
I think the big meant variable is the form/shape of the oak. Cubes and staves have far less
surface area compared to chips and spirals.Great point. I'm going to update the data to try to
see if we can...
Posted in thread: Oak Aging Survey on 09-02-2016 at 01:21 AM
Hey Brewers, I compiled the data, and while I was hoping for some sort of epiphany, or maybe an
existential moment, there weren't any dramatic conclusions. We suffered from small sample size,
and we d...
Posted in thread: Oak Aging Survey on 04-11-2016 at 12:59 AM
Time beer spent in contact with Oak: 5Thanks slym2none, just to verify, you aged for 5 days,
right? Not 5 weeks/months.
Posted in thread: Oak Aging Survey on 04-02-2016 at 08:49 PM
Beer Type: PorterBatch Size: 5 gallonsIBUs: 35Color: 47Original Gravity: 1.060Amount of Oak
Used: 2.15 ozTime beer spent in contact with Oak: 30 daysDid you soak Oak in distilled spirit?:
Posted in thread: Kegging - 1 year later on 12-30-2015 at 01:50 PM
Being new to kegging also, a couple of things which helped me work through some of my leak
issues are:1) Don't assume you have only one leak. I had three micro-leaks that I couldn't find
using the bub...
Posted in thread: Kegging - 1 year later on 12-23-2015 at 05:50 PM
Last January I got a kegerator, and after a year of experience, some good, some bad, I wanted
to post some lessons learned for the potential keggers out there. For background, I've got a 2
tap (dual P...
Posted in thread: Which Thermometer Do You Trust?? on 11-22-2015 at 03:09 PM
While this isn't the perfect solution, you can at least have a quick sanity check by putting
both thermometers into boiling water. Water boils at 212 deg (unless you are at really high
Posted in thread: Very cloudy cider on 11-21-2015 at 10:52 PM
Was your cider from fresh juice or bottled (filtered, pasteurized) juice? The former might have
issues with pectin haze. Then I don't think finings help - pectic enzyme might be in order. If
Posted in thread: Gift ideas help! on 11-21-2015 at 02:36 AM
I agree with Yooper here, without knowing his setup, it's tough to guess what he needs. If
someone gave me a glass carboy, it would sit and collect dust (I use better bottles... lighter
& safer). I re...
Posted in thread: First non kit brew on 10-31-2015 at 06:51 PM
I did a tripel with whiskey-soaked oak chips earlier this year and it turned out great. Whiskey
was from a local distiller, so unless you are in the Virginia area I can't recommend based on
my own exp...