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Posted in thread: Mash Thickness and Step Infusions on 06-24-2013 at 03:27 PM
Not sure why you're doing a ferulic acid rest for a witbier.Since I want that clove-y, 4-vinyl
guaiacol coming off of my belgian wit yeast, feruilc acid rest is a must.@Vladoftrub, I brewed
Posted in thread: should I be worried on 06-20-2013 at 02:51 PM
I would think so. Checking your activity is like watching a pot ready to boil -stop worrying
and let the magic happen! Your only real concern would be if the fermentation was stuck 48h
Posted in thread: With all this cold break, will my beer be cloudy? on 06-20-2013 at 02:44 PM
It'll definitely clear up on its own, particularly with Whirlfloc - it always gets the job done
for me. But, for some reason, if it does seem a bit hazy when it hits the secondary, you can
throw in so...
Posted in thread: Mash Thickness and Step Infusions on 06-20-2013 at 02:27 PM
I'm making witbier, I need to get that ferulic acid for a nice clove character.
Posted in thread: Mash Thickness and Step Infusions on 06-18-2013 at 08:40 PM
A quick followup: I asked a pro brewer (Battle Road Brewing Co.) this question. He recommended
that if you're using boiling water to increase the temperature in your mash, the target mash
Posted in thread: Old Ale or English Strong? on 06-17-2013 at 05:55 PM
I had a 3-gal batch with a no-sparge mash, so my overall efficiency was about 55% and I hit
that 1.065. I should have noted that in my recipe.I pitched 2 packs out of habit, since my
Posted in thread: Old Ale or English Strong? on 06-17-2013 at 03:53 PM
That I have, but as this first batch was to test the malt bill (only a 3-gallon batch), I'd
have to pitch a fraction of a live yeast vial. If this goes over well, I'll most certainly do
some yeast str...
Posted in thread: Pre-Boil Gravity Calculation on 06-17-2013 at 03:20 PM
Hmm. I just ran it through the brewer's friend calculator just to check it, and you're right on
target with your calculations. One thing I can think of is maybe your pre-boil gravity reading
was off s...
Posted in thread: Old Ale or English Strong? on 06-17-2013 at 03:12 PM
I'm interested to see what this recipe would be classified as in the BJCP guidelines, as it's
kind of toeing the line between Old Ale and ESB. I started with an ESB recipe, and bumped up
the OG while ...
Posted in thread: Mash Thickness and Step Infusions on 06-17-2013 at 02:46 PM
I'm a beginner AG brewer, but I have a few batches under my belt. I'm also a proponent of
tweaking my recipes to make them my own, which means I'm also brewing different styles all the
time. Changing ...