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Posted in thread: Whoppers Stout on 12-30-2014 at 03:36 AM
I wish I had better news for you. But it ended up infected. One of my only infected batches
ever. It was good when I first made it... not sure where the defect in my process came in. Good
luck if you ...
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 11-05-2014 at 07:02 PM
Wow, There has been quite a bit of discussion on this while I was gone! Suffice it to say,
perhaps the depth of the fermenter on a homebrew scale has less to do with the increased ester
levels than th...
Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 09-15-2014 at 05:58 PM
I did two attempts at the 260 this weekend per directions and using DAP both ended up being the
consistency of half crystylized honey. Reading all 39 pages, I have three thoughts: 1, need to
use more ...
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 09-15-2014 at 05:44 PM
Here's my final update on the Saison. I have not yet had time to brew my Hefe... But my
basement is pretty close to optimal temp for a well controlled Hefe at 63-66°F. I served the
saison keg at Great...
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 08-07-2014 at 05:56 PM
Sorry if you allready posted it and i missed it but could you throw up a link to that info
regarding fermentor shape and ester production please.Not a link, but the 2nd photo in the
first post is the ...
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 08-07-2014 at 04:46 AM
Here are some photos from the transfer. Seriously easiest transfer I've had in a long time. I
put the fermenter up on my freezer yesterday to let it settle before moving to keg. Yeast cake
was well se...
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 08-05-2014 at 02:48 PM
If my new Refractometer is calibrated correctly and I can trust the online calculators for SG
conversion from brix, I'm at final gravity. 1.003 or 1.004. I'll transfer to keg and take a
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 07-31-2014 at 09:37 PM
I don't know if it's the fact that it's truly open so much as the geometry of the fermenter.At
this point I'd put money on the geometry over open factor. I've done a number of open
fermentations, all ...
Posted in thread: Open fermenting wheat beer on 07-31-2014 at 04:17 PM
My update on the saison. I left the fermenter open for about 18 hours. On Tuesday night I
closed it as the krausen was starting to compact and I wanted the yeast to develop a nice CO2
blanket over the...
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 07-31-2014 at 03:36 PM
My update on the saison. This morning the fermenter is sitting happily at 74° F, a nice
temperature for a saison. The aroma is extremely estery, but in the best way. Krausen has
started to fall, and c...