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Posted in thread: Diagnosis help on 09-03-2009 at 12:44 AM
It isn't so much an astringency as a harsh, bad flavor that lingers on the side of the tongue.
I typically recirculate several cups, at which point I get a clear run-off. I am starting to
agree that t...
Posted in thread: Diagnosis help on 09-02-2009 at 07:31 PM
Thanks for the replies, Lamar.I started rinsing the Starsan with boiled water to eliminate
residual sanitizer as a cause of the unpleasant taste.I may pick up some iodine cleaner and
work everything o...
Posted in thread: Diagnosis help on 09-02-2009 at 07:01 PM
I am rinsing with boiled water.Does this still scream infection to you?
Posted in thread: Diagnosis help on 09-02-2009 at 06:18 PM
Lamar, I forgot to say that I do spray my carboys with Starsan and rinse with hot water prior
to transferring from the kettle to the fermenter, but I may try your quat suggestion. I am also
Posted in thread: Diagnosis help on 09-02-2009 at 04:13 PM
Thanks, Lamar,I am using oxyclean to sanitize. I do brew indoors, but I also chill next to the
kitchen sink. My chiller doesn't let me put the lid on the boil pot, but I could cover it with
a towel or...
Posted in thread: Diagnosis help on 09-02-2009 at 03:43 PM
OK. This is partially me thinking aloud, but I could really use some input or
suggestions.Average water profile:HCO3: 83 ppmCa: 47 ppmMg: 8 ppmSulfate: 110 ppmCl: 25 ppmNa:
30 ppmFirst few beers were ...
Posted in thread: Yeast Visual ID/sniff test on 08-28-2009 at 09:55 PM
clad,If you normally crash cool before you pitch, sample some of the starter, and you should
definitely be able to tell. The banana should be clearly different between 002 and 300.As it
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 French Saison on 08-27-2009 at 08:13 PM
Can someone give me an idea of the spice profile with this yeast?
Posted in thread: Is WLP410 the Ommegang house strain? on 08-27-2009 at 01:48 PM
Eric,Wyeast occasionally releases Rogue's proprietary Pacman yeast. As 410 is a Platinum
strain, I could see a similar relationship between White Labs and Ommegang.
Posted in thread: Is WLP410 the Ommegang house strain? on 08-26-2009 at 10:17 PM
My understanding is that Ommegang uses a single house strain for all of their beers and that
this strain requires high temperatures to attenuate completely. My experience with 410 in a Wit