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Posted in thread: Using Rye in extract brew- color impact on 02-01-2015 at 03:11 AM
Since extracts are usually darker than using grain it might be impossible to get it as light in
color as the commercial version which would be all grain.I would try boiling with half the
pilsen and ha...
Posted in thread: 2 year old Grain? on 02-01-2015 at 02:51 AM
Taste some, if it was stored well it should not taste stale or moldy. If it tastes good use it.
If it tastes too stale or moldy, toss it.A lot of my grain is over a year old at any given
time. No issu...
Posted in thread: Fermintaion time on 02-01-2015 at 02:48 AM
For a RIS, I'd give it about a week beyond when the krausen drops before kegging. Then let it
age for a month or two. when it comes time to tap, aim for about 2.0 vols, which would be about
6-7 psi @ ...
Posted in thread: Second batch, out the drain. WTF!?! on 02-01-2015 at 02:41 AM
I also agree that 70 degrees is too warm. Fusel alcohol can give a sour or hot alcohol taste. I
ferment most my ales at 64 degrees in my fermentation chamber. I put the probe on the side of
my Better ...
Posted in thread: 1st BIAB issues/questions on 02-01-2015 at 02:30 AM
The last couple I have left on the stove top and stirred and checked the temperature a couple
of times. I added some heat about half way through.When I used the oven, I stirred it very well
as Yooper ...
Posted in thread: Paint strainer bag on 01-31-2015 at 02:18 AM
This has not been my experience, but I generally don't do really big beers. I think a PS bag is
a decent starter bag to see if you like the method.If you are doing full boils how much can you
get. I m...
Posted in thread: How much gypsum? on 01-30-2015 at 12:47 PM
I don't think you can get an accurate answer without knowing what your water profile is. I have
only added gypsum to one brew out of 71. I could not tell any difference.I plan on getting my
Posted in thread: Mold growing on my hops in the fermenter on 01-30-2015 at 04:01 AM
I can't tell for sure from the picture but it just looks like co2 bubbles to me.I have never
heard of dry hopping before fermentation has finished??The alcohol content, after fermentation,
Posted in thread: Beer Crook on 01-30-2015 at 02:35 AM
Seems like one full corny would be plenty of payment for a quick gas line job, especially among
friends. Throw out the cost of ingredients and add up all the time it took to brew and then
finally get ...
Posted in thread: Paint strainer bag on 01-30-2015 at 12:44 AM
You will probably have to figure out a way to hold it open so you can stir the grain. You will
have to be sure you break up any dough balls.A paint strainer bag fits a 5 gallon bucket. A 20
qt stock p...