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Posted in thread: Aged Beers ending up with a champagne aroma on 11-06-2013 at 04:26 PM
Ah, interesting! Thanks jro238 :) That makes me realise that there is variable that I didn't
notice; bottle type! These were also my first two beers stored in glass bottles rather than
ox-bar plastic ...
Posted in thread: Aged Beers ending up with a champagne aroma on 11-05-2013 at 11:55 PM
I always keep a few beers hidden for longer to see what effect aging has on them and two brews
from 6-7 months ago have developed an interesting aroma that completely changes (but doesn't
ruin) the dr...
Posted in thread: Maple Mash Paddle - Mold on 10-29-2013 at 01:29 AM
What do you use to sanitise the mash paddle?I'm wondering what it was sealed with, if anything,
and whether that protection was washed/scrubbed off. There might be something to seal it with
Posted in thread: Whirlpooling on 10-29-2013 at 01:13 AM
I've tried whirlpooling twice without much luck. I use a hop spider and was wondering if
throwing hops right into the boil will actually help with whirlpooling (the trub will have
something to grab on...
Posted in thread: Filter cold crashed wort, reheat to pasteurize before pitch on 10-14-2013 at 12:54 PM
$7, 2-3 beers each time, not too much work... sounding better, I'm going to add such a filter
to my wishlist, cheers :)
Posted in thread: Terrible Gravity Readings on 10-14-2013 at 12:47 PM
As the kit is balanced to have the target OG or very close, it should be perfect for a rough
estimate of the OG - It's hard to mix it all up completely. I would use the recorded FG though
rather than ...
Posted in thread: Brew Kit Starting Vs. All grain on 10-14-2013 at 12:37 PM
I have to carry everything up and down stairs and have little room, so mine's an 8 hour brew
day for all grain.Last extract kit I tried was Woodforde's Nog: started rehydrating yeast,
sanitised the fe...
Posted in thread: Bucket question on 10-14-2013 at 12:25 PM
If it is starsan then the acidity of the sanitiser could leech endocrine disrupting
plasticisers from a plastic bucket. Food grade should have a better likely-hood of not using
Posted in thread: My first ever beer brew... on 10-12-2013 at 07:24 PM
For 1 gallon brewing you can just get a cheap DIY bucket for a buck or two, put your demijohn
in it and fill it with cool water (Then put a cardboard box around it to for further
Posted in thread: Filter cold crashed wort, reheat to pasteurize before pitch on 10-12-2013 at 05:23 PM
I just stir for a few minutes to create a whirlpool while cooling, and then syphon off. It's
really easy. However, I do worry about losing some wort to the poorly compacted cone of trub. I