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Posted in thread: Whoppers Stout on 06-29-2015 at 06:17 PM
So, I finally re-brewed this... Except I was in a hurry and went extract with it, which I have
to admit is great.Here is the recipe. And the results...Chocolate Malted Milk Stout (5 gal
batch)1 lb. Mi...
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 06-29-2015 at 04:35 PM
Newsman ~ If you have a carbonated cap you can try this. Take a small clean soda bottle and
stuff it full of fresh (new) cinnamon sticks. Fill with vodka. Put your carbonator cap on and
hit with aroun...
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-26-2015 at 07:36 PM
She mentioned "highly carbonate spring water".If the water has a high RA it's going to
interfere with the pH drop of the mash.Hence the need for acidification.Correct. Sadly, my
yeast accentuated the ...
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-22-2015 at 11:34 PM
1. Ferulic acid rest is 30 minutes. The minimum needed to see a large jump in Free Ferulic Acid
to bump up 4VG. No it does not really acidify the mash. My ferulic acid rest sat at 5.76. Then
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-22-2015 at 04:40 AM
It's application time.... Yesterday I was a bad scientist. I brewed my Hefe again, but made 4
changes! Agh too many! Just kidding. With all my prep for NHC I ran across old notes and some
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-16-2015 at 03:44 PM
To answer a few questions...On the acetylaldehyde, I did not detect it, nor was it mentioned by
any of the tasters. I did pull an early few bottles of the flat/open Hefe and send them to
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-16-2015 at 02:24 AM
The analysis came back a few days later and I spent many hours tracking down ester names,
descriptions and threshold levels. The following slides show the differences in the two
batches. The first sli...
Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-16-2015 at 01:50 AM
So, I thought this tread could use a little update. I decided (was highly annoyed by my club
leader) to submit a proposal to speak on at NHC 2015. I was accepted and spoke on the two
experiments I chr...
Posted in thread: Whoppers Stout on 12-30-2014 at 04:36 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 08:02 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...