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Posted in thread: No Power / too cold on 12-24-2013 at 12:22 AM
Since this is a Belgian I'm assuming you used an appropriate stain that prefers high
temperature, which makes it important to know what temp it was at before the storm.You might be
fine if the correct...
Posted in thread: Early stages of planning to open a microbrewery. on 12-20-2013 at 09:11 PM
@ joncapozzi: Thanks! I'll review their material later tonight.@ ledhead72486: Unfortunately
know. I know a bunch of people in Chicago, but the vast majority are IT/programmer types that
don't brew. I...
Posted in thread: Breaking the 1.018 barrier on 12-19-2013 at 02:49 PM
The cheap kitchen thermometers are often miscalibtated. Try to mash 5 degrees lower on the next
batch and see how low it turns out. You can also try mashing longer than an hour and see if
Posted in thread: Early stages of planning to open a microbrewery. on 12-16-2013 at 09:40 PM
Oops, #3 was asking how much was the total equipment, i.e. every long term peice of brew
machinery in the brewing room. I fixed it in the main thread.But thanks for the pointers, I'm
glad to know I go...
Posted in thread: Early stages of planning to open a microbrewery. on 12-16-2013 at 04:20 PM
I'm in the early stages of planning a microbrewery, so I came here for advice and pointers, as
well as some questions. I want to open a brewery and tasting room somewhere in Chicago IL. At
the moment ...
Posted in thread: Danstar Nottingham and high gravity. on 07-19-2013 at 02:08 PM
How good is Wyeast 1388 Belgian strong ale for this kind of gravity? I'm thinking of making
another 1 gallon pilot batch of a Belgian smash using abbey malt and nelson sauvin aiming for
about 7% abv, ...
Posted in thread: Danstar Nottingham and high gravity. on 07-19-2013 at 01:06 AM
I did a 1 gallon pilot batch for an IPA recipe, and my efficiency was much higher than
anticipated because I used a lot of water and then boiled down 3 gallons of mash to just 1. I
ended up with an OG...
Posted in thread: Yeast Strain and Hangover Headaches on 12-21-2012 at 02:52 AM
So after pure alcohol injection and having their body fluid and electrolytes replaced
intravenously the mice are supposed to feel great? Lotsa alcohol (usually) = hangover. Problem
with most research ...
Posted in thread: Yeast Strain and Hangover Headaches on 12-17-2012 at 12:53 AM
Lyikos - As you may have noticed from the previous posts, there is no real scientific agreement
on the reason for hangovers. Laboratory experiments with pure alcohol injected into mice have
Posted in thread: Why does my beer smell like wine? on 12-16-2012 at 02:53 AM
What kind of wine? Do you know what was the grain bill of the kit?I once overdid acid malt in
one of my brews, and it smelled like a merlot o.O even after aging a month.