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Posted in thread: Boulevard Wort Transformation Open on 05-16-2013 at 12:04 AM
Hey guys, in case you haven't heard. Boulevard is doing a cool experiment for craft beer week (
am not super competitive, and very confident in my process, and I'm doing something simple
that might b...
Posted in thread: Adding Zinc on 04-23-2013 at 09:35 PM
I was planning on adding wyeast nutrient to a batch for the first time, but, alas, i forgot to
pick it up. As per some of the above recommendations I will add zinc instead. I work in a
Posted in thread: Who has experience with Wyeast 1945 Neobritannia? on 04-05-2013 at 04:09 PM
In my experience british yeasts are very fast compared to american and belgian yeasts. I did a
stout at 1.056 with Wyeast Irish Ale that went down to 1.012 in less than 48 hours. I kegged
and served t...
Posted in thread: Kolsch yeast weirdness on 03-26-2013 at 02:34 AM
I did an American wheat with kolsch and fermented at 58-60 and got a terrible lychee like ( I
don't know if that's the right description, but it was WEIRD) flavor and aroma. I let it lager
Posted in thread: Temp Controlled Fermentation Chamber on 02-19-2013 at 03:48 PM
This method is also entirely hands off after pitching (aside from pushing buttons), but is NOT
Posted in thread: Temp Controlled Fermentation Chamber on 02-19-2013 at 03:46 PM
I rig my chest freezer to johnson controller set at 42F, which is where I also keep my kegs for
serving. I also have an insulated cardboard carboy box (sheet insulation) that I can place
inside the ch...
Posted in thread: Off Flavor...very strange one on 02-13-2013 at 09:36 PM
Yeah, I am listening to the Basic Brewing Radio episode on water chemistry and they mentioned
that the off flavor from using non-boiled non-filtered tap water is chemical, rubber. They
mentioned that ...
Posted in thread: favorite ipa yeast? whats your go to? on 02-13-2013 at 07:30 PM
I just used the White Labs Kolsch strain (029?) for a DIPA and I was very pleased with the
results. I fermented a little cooler than you do because my ferm chamber was tied up with other
stuff, but I ...
Posted in thread: favorite ipa yeast? whats your go to? on 02-13-2013 at 04:08 PM
I've made some fantastic IPAs with Wyeast 2565 Kolsch yeast. Try to hit 62.F and it will be
pretty damn amazing.
Posted in thread: Hot Fusel Alcohol Issue on 01-29-2013 at 09:23 PM
With 1056 at 68F you should not be getting fusels, it may be esters that were produced and
amplified by low pitch rate and lack of oxygen at the start? I guess you said you had a nice
yeast count, so ...