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  • Posted in thread: Fixing diacetyl.. on 09-22-2015 at 11:37 PM
    It is indeed true that it can help, however. This technique is called kräusening and has been
    used for many years in professional breweries in Germany. casualbrewer, I think I commented
    on your firs...

  • Posted in thread: Wlp840 strong diacetyl on 09-20-2015 at 01:12 PM
    I understand you don't have temp control yet, but 58 F is pretty high for most lager strains,
    and in particular this lager strain has an optimum fermentation temperature of 50-55 F (from
    White Labs we...

  • Posted in thread: Diacetyl on purpose for my boho pilsner on 09-17-2015 at 05:52 PM
    page 5, style 3B, which is Bohemian Pils. Diacetyl may be present, but need not be. I would
    always aim for none. NHC had a presentation on category 3, and the guys who gave it were
    insistent that mo...

  • Posted in thread: Medford MA Water Report? on 09-11-2015 at 03:11 PM
    I also live in Medford; are you sure those are the right numbers? Those look like the numbers
    that come from the raw water out of the Quabbin. We don't get it quite that soft; we get it
    after it trave...

  • Posted in thread: Wlp 545? on 09-03-2015 at 03:04 PM
    This yeast is reportedly from Huyghe, which is the Delirium Tremens brewery. You should be able
    to find that beer in most places to see what the yeast character is like.I like this yeast
    because it's ...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone else really dislike the flavor of wlp833? on 09-01-2015 at 04:57 PM
    Another +1 to 833. This is generally my go-to yeast for malty lagers, and I actually find it
    one of the cleanest of the commercially available lager yeasts, even more so that W-34/70. I
    personally wou...

  • Posted in thread: WL820 problems on 09-01-2015 at 01:19 PM
    I have used this yeast many times and almost always have that same problem, which is why I've
    totally bailed on it. Last time I documented it here:

  • Posted in thread: Coldbreak Brewing Herms Giveaway! on 07-28-2015 at 02:04 AM

  • Posted in thread: WLP648 Vrai on 07-27-2015 at 07:46 PM
    I'm also subbing to this. Our homebrew club is doing a lot of brett experiments, and I
    personally brewed a brett saison with this strain and one with WLP650 where the brett was added
    to secondary afte...

  • Posted in thread: Can I condition sulfur in the keg? on 07-14-2015 at 01:21 PM
    I think Martin nailed one reason you may have with excessive sulfur in your beer, which is lack
    of copper. Hydrogen sulfide is a natural fermentation product, and through a series of
    reactions it can ...


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