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Posted in thread: Increasing beer chew with all-grain on 04-14-2014 at 03:18 PM
I throw in 3-4% carapils for thicker mouthfeel in some of my recipes. Head retention and lacing
on the glass are always much better with the carapils, but that's not to say my beers are
lacking when I...
Posted in thread: Filtering and or cold crashing and bottling on 03-28-2014 at 11:29 AM
I bottle and regularly use Whirfloc, cold crash, and use gelatin. I get clear, well carbonated
beer, and there is very little sediment in the bottle when compared to batches that aren't cold
Posted in thread: Hopheads...what else do you brew?? on 02-28-2014 at 03:56 PM
And just to add to what you said about learning to use the ingredients...I felt like learning
to use hops for a good IPA was rather easy and straight forward. It took me a little longer to
work out go...
Posted in thread: Hopheads...what else do you brew?? on 02-28-2014 at 03:49 PM
These days I'm doing more brown and ambers, so I basically go from hop heavy recipes to malt
heavy ones and back. I'll also mix a Belgian style in there from time to time.
Posted in thread: advice to more brewing indoors and shorten brew day on 02-21-2014 at 04:56 PM
I don't think it is good letting warm wort sit for several hours. That's enough time for it to
start to sour. You know what your mash tun smells like the next day. I'd say anytime over 2
hours would b...
Posted in thread: advice to more brewing indoors and shorten brew day on 02-21-2014 at 12:15 PM
I often mash, sparge, and collect the wort in the kettle at night, then boil in the morning.
That doesn't save time, but it lets me start the process after the child is in bed and I'm done
Posted in thread: Strawberries in my Saison... on 02-19-2014 at 05:20 PM
Here's a reply I gave elsewhere some time back.
Posted in thread: Yeast washing too time consuming, looking for other methods on 02-13-2014 at 02:22 PM
Some would say so, but in my experience, I've successfully pitched directly from the jars
several weeks after capture and had fermentation take off quickly and vigorously, so to be
honest, I don't bot...
Posted in thread: Yeast washing too time consuming, looking for other methods on 02-13-2014 at 01:39 PM
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but sometimes I harvest yeast during active
fermentation. I don't do sealed fermentations. When I used a bucket, I usually placed the lid
loosely on top. Now, ...
Posted in thread: What happened to your old fermentation bucket? on 02-13-2014 at 01:10 PM
I now ferment exclusively in my brew kettle. My old brew buckets have been repurposed for yard
work. I haul small loads of compost or mulch in them, used them to collect weeds I'm pulling,
fill them w...