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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...
Posted in thread: Why does my tripel have poor head retention? on 04-25-2012 at 07:06 PM
I go with a straight 2% of acid malt in all my beers with reverse osmosis water (when I'm not
doing pH measurements). So your water isn't real hard but another 0.5-1% of acidulated might
help you out....
Posted in thread: Why does my tripel have poor head retention? on 04-25-2012 at 06:16 PM
Judo, get the EZ Water Calculator Spreadsheet 2.0 and plug the following numbers in for your
water:Calcium - 33Magnesium - 12Sodium - 8Chloride - 14Sulfate - 28Alkalinity (CaCO3 ppm) -
103Hey Randar. ...
Posted in thread: Why does my tripel have poor head retention? on 04-25-2012 at 02:30 PM
I tend to think it's a pH issue rather than a mashing issue.pH of the final beer, you mean? How
can I control that?I thought the opposite was supposed to be the case. That is, the protease in
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