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  • Posted in thread: Any yeasts with a minimal influence on the taste? on 08-27-2013 at 10:24 AM
    yeast character often has nothing to do with attenuation or flocculation! Temperature is the
    real key for most strains if you want character or not. At low temperatures 17-18 deg C :
    WLP001, WY1056, U...

  • Posted in thread: Cloudy IPA after 4 weeks on 07-24-2013 at 10:41 AM
    I'm using WLP007 dry English ale. It's fermenting at about 68F. Would gelatin remove some of
    the hop oils if it's used after dry hopping?That yeast should drop hard when it's done and
    chilled, I've he...

  • Posted in thread: Cloudy IPA after 4 weeks on 07-23-2013 at 03:39 AM
    What yeast did you use? What temperature is it sitting at? Is fermentation actually finished?
    Once you're sure it's finished crash chill it. That should do the trick as posted above. If
    you've used US...

  • Posted in thread: Is there a great BIAB calculator for mashing temp, mashout temp, and sparging temp? on 06-17-2013 at 12:48 AM
    Yep Geoff is spot on the forums have the BIABacus spreadsheet on there. The
    forums are a wealth of specifically BIAB info and discussions. Great resource and community.

  • Posted in thread: Is there a great BIAB calculator for mashing temp, mashout temp, and sparging temp? on 06-15-2013 at 12:32 AM
    Checkout forums the guys there have created an amazing brew calculator called
    BIABacus it's brilliant.

  • Posted in thread: 2013's How many gal of homebrew in 2013 on 05-31-2013 at 07:14 AM
    Long time since my last update, all 5 gallon batches 2 porters3 IPA2 Apa1 RIS1 ordinary bitter1
    Scottish 60/-1 wee heavy Gosh that's more than I thought I'd done!!55 gal + 26893 = 26948

  • Posted in thread: Can I push my barleywine FG any lower? on 05-30-2013 at 02:06 AM
    First I'd try rousing your current yeast cake and raising the ferment temp by a couple of
    degrees. If your goal is a higher abv add some more sugar as others suggest. If your goal is to
    dry out what y...

  • Posted in thread: Wine cooler or standard fridge? can only pick one on 05-30-2013 at 01:58 AM
    For flexibility I'd go full fridge, you would be able to store other things as well like
    bottles of washed yeast, various sizes of bottles etc. also most wine coolers are designed for
    horizontal bottl...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Yeast for RIS - Extended Aging on 05-28-2013 at 10:24 AM
    Safale S-04 is my favorite for It's clean, fast, high attenuation, flocculates like rocks.
    Us-05 is ok just it doesn't Flocc out as well as 04. For a 20L (5 Gal) batch I will hydrate
    about 1/4 - 1/3 p...

  • Posted in thread: apple amber? on 05-01-2013 at 08:53 PM
    It's all sounding good to me, just got me thinking of doing a kiwi fruit kolsh or Saison for
    next summer!Just one note for kolsh - in my experience the yeast tastes horrible! So filtering
    or really lo...