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Posted in thread: Crazy brews - 7 days 7 brews on 11-18-2012 at 03:14 PM
Brilliant work :-). Thanks for keeping us updated. Would love to try some of these! This thread
inspired me to seriously consider a chocolate chip cookie beer/wine - just got to find the
time, and the...
Posted in thread: Cheap Press Thread! on 10-30-2012 at 11:47 PM
Is plywood a good idea? There is the glue, and various other treatments. Not sure you want that
mingling with your apples..?
Posted in thread: OK, so I made cider vinegar... on 10-30-2012 at 09:18 PM
It will continue to oxidize turning fully. Leave it out and open slightly if you want to
actually use it as some point as vinegar.Right, I have done that, just put it in a food-grade
plastic bottle. S...
Posted in thread: Happiness is: Home malting on 10-30-2012 at 08:52 PM
Most definately, the enzymes that convert the starches in malt to fermentable sugar are created
from appx. 95F to 162F, if you brought your mash up to 170F you did not create any of those
enzymes, my ...
Posted in thread: Malting barley - "animal feed" barley, useable? on 10-30-2012 at 08:43 PM
From what I know it is best to keep the temperature while kilning the malt low. If you heat up
the barley to above 160 while it is wet you will destroy the enzymes in the barley and it will
lose it's ...
Posted in thread: OK, so I made cider vinegar... on 10-30-2012 at 08:14 PM
I racked my apfelwein off the lees just before spring and its still degassing slowly. Just had
a bubble gurgle as I was checking on the cider next to it that I just started. My guess is your
air lock ...
Posted in thread: OK, so I made cider vinegar... on 10-30-2012 at 02:41 PM
I have done ciders with a whole lot of head-space with no issue, although I haven't bulk aged
it in a secondary with a lot of head-space so I can't comment on that. I would make the airlock
fit well a...
Posted in thread: Happiness is: Home malting on 10-30-2012 at 02:34 PM
I've never tried such a small mash but what temperature was your mash and for how long did it
rest? did you sparge?:mug:I mashed at about 170F (77C), might that have been a bit high? That
Posted in thread: Happiness is: Home malting on 10-30-2012 at 01:45 PM
Thanks for the comments, sounds like I am at least on the right track. I think one of my
problems, consistency-wise, is that the oven heats from above and below, and so the bottom and
top racks can po...
Posted in thread: Happiness is: Home malting on 10-30-2012 at 11:37 AM
For those of you interested in home malting (And every minute detail of malting) I found a link
to the quintessential malting book on google books, there is also quite a bit of brewing
history and met...