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Posted in thread: Relationship between fermentation temp and flocculation? on 03-18-2014 at 06:08 PM
It wasnít my intent, but I ended up performing a controlled experiment, the results of which
confound me.Here are the details:I brewed 10 gallons of a red ale, OG = 1.053, and split the
wort into 2 si...
Posted in thread: Pitching harvested slurry + fresh starter? on 12-11-2013 at 06:11 PM
I don't like the rack-onto-entire-cake method. Theoretically speaking, it's crazy overpitching,
but even practically, I've never been pleased with the results. (eg. minor off-flavors and poor
Posted in thread: Pitching harvested slurry + fresh starter? on 12-11-2013 at 03:18 PM
Iím brewing a strong lager (OG of ~1.070) 5 days from now. I have a previous fermentation from
which I intend to collect the yeast slurry, and then rinse it over a few days. However, by the
time I bre...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3787 Trappist High Gravity and sulphur on 05-09-2012 at 09:48 PM
Using it for the first time in a Golden Strong. Total egg bomb. Reeks beautifully.This yeast
has proven to be my longest ferment ever. It's been going for 13 days. I did a gravity check
last night and...
Posted in thread: Maximizing Efficiency when Batch Sparging on 05-09-2012 at 04:50 PM
Keep in mind that if you pre-heat your mash tun you need to let BeerSmith know, otherwise it
will still assume a bunch of heat will be lost to a cold mash tun and you'll end up really high
for your st...
Posted in thread: Maximizing Efficiency when Batch Sparging on 05-09-2012 at 03:33 PM
My efficiency sucks. Worse than that, it's not even reliably sucky. Sometimes 60%. Sometimes
65%. Sometimes under 60%. I'm not greedy. I just want a nice, healthy 70%, give or take a
couple %'s. I und...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 1728-Scottish Ale on 04-27-2012 at 09:10 PM
There's an article in the newest edition of Zymurgy about Scottish ales. And there it is again,
the claim that you'll get a fuller beer with the relatively low attenuating Scottish ale
Posted in thread: Why does my tripel have poor head retention? on 04-26-2012 at 02:11 PM
This. Noble hops and sulfate don't play well together, as they get harshly bitter and I dislike
it. For my Belgians, I tend to do a step mash (again, a higher temperature protein rest, albeit
a short ...
Posted in thread: Why does my tripel have poor head retention? on 04-26-2012 at 02:06 PM
Huh, I'd almost have to wonder if Judochop had a lacto infection.No need to get
personal.Judochop said he could taste 6oz in his last golden strong in post #28.I believe it
was the acid malt I was tas...
Posted in thread: Why does my tripel have poor head retention? on 04-25-2012 at 07:22 PM
Just tried it on ver3.0 and I get a touch higher than what you are getting.I am using 3.0 as
well.Did you include your mash-out addition as part of the sparge water (it should be)? Also,
make sure you...