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Posted in thread: First Competition Delivery question on 08-17-2016 at 01:54 PM
I wouldn't worry about chilling them. Some comps don't store them cold until a day or so before
Posted in thread: Diacetyl prevention on 08-16-2016 at 02:09 PM
I've never heard of wild yeast producing high levels of diacetyl; pediococcus will and the
remedy is to pitch brettanomyces along with it (if you're intentionally souring) as brett will
clean up the d...
Posted in thread: Roasted Cacao on 08-16-2016 at 01:48 PM
The beans; some people will add beans, nibs or cocoa powder to the boil. I've done this and
preferred the character I got from a tincture. Homemade tinctures are almost always added at
Posted in thread: Follow up to hydro question on 08-15-2016 at 04:11 AM
Are you expecting different answers than in your other thread?
Posted in thread: Wild Hops Advice Please! on 08-15-2016 at 03:59 AM
There's no way to easily measure alpha acid in home grown hops, plus they can vary from year to
year. So usually it's recommended to use them for your late additions rather than for a
Posted in thread: Roasted Cacao on 08-15-2016 at 03:43 AM
This has been my favorite method so far,
https://www.maltosefalcons.com/tech/cacao-nib-extract-drew-wayWhether you do a tincture or add
it to the boil, I'd probably break them up a bit to maximize sur...
Posted in thread: Smokey situation/ HELP on 08-11-2016 at 12:55 PM
I usually do a couple smoked beers per year but I've never used liquid smoke. I personally
wouldn't recommend ever using liquid smoke, but if you had to, four ounces seems like waaay too
much. I think...
Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 08-11-2016 at 05:46 AM
Posted in thread: diacetyl rest on 08-08-2016 at 12:52 PM
Do the diacetyl rest towards the end of primary fermentation, before racking off the yeast or
cold crashing. I usually do it when I'm about 80% there to my expected final gravity. You do it
so the yea...
Posted in thread: Alabama regulators propose rule requiring craft brewers to collect data on customers on 08-08-2016 at 12:39 PM
I've never lived in Utah, but I spent 25 years in Alabama and can confirm that it is indeed a
state run by idiots. Exhibit A: homebrewing not legal until 2013.Well, we only beat you by a
few years; le...