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Posted in thread: Small batch siphonless on 04-15-2016 at 07:47 PM
We make beer and mead in 10 gallon batches down to 1 gallon batches. The only size we have to
siphon is the 1 gallon and, for whatever reason, not a big fan of siphoning.So... made these...
less than ...
Posted in thread: Rack, rack and rack on 04-15-2016 at 07:45 PM
Also, I wouldn't call JAOM popular, it's just very common for folks new to meadmaking because
it's not intimidating and it's quick. I don't see any meadmakers years into the hobby cramming
Posted in thread: Rack, rack and rack on 04-13-2016 at 02:34 PM
I'm also using 71B for most of our meads so far. As I said, I've picked a 2 month policy on
racking (just once) but may drop that back to one month. Based on everything I've read, all the
Posted in thread: Underpitching hefeweizen on 04-13-2016 at 02:27 PM
Would you mind posting your recipe?Here you go... basically just a big Hefe but variations in
the process seem to have a pretty big effect on this yeast.10 gallons:12 lb wheat12 lb pilsner1
Posted in thread: Rack, rack and rack on 04-13-2016 at 02:35 AM
Rack off of 71B. Notoriously nasty lees.Fruit should be racked off of.Seeking clarity, racking
can help...Long term aging, definitely rack. Autolysis is reeeally gross.Each specific instance
will be d...
Posted in thread: Underpitching hefeweizen on 04-12-2016 at 06:50 PM
I haven't played with nutrient and O2 levels (always use both) but the one time I used a stir
plate and pitched more yeast, the banana was very diminished. I would say anything at or less
Posted in thread: Underpitching hefeweizen on 04-12-2016 at 06:00 PM
I've been on an Imperial Hefe obsession for a while now (not an official style... I know) and
it's become my favorite beer. Also love the banana and have experimented with pitch rates and
can say beyo...
Posted in thread: Rack, rack and rack on 04-12-2016 at 03:06 PM
I would only assume that not everyone agrees with the general consensus as you've outlined
it.From How to Brew:As a final note on this subject, I should mention that by brewing with
healthy yeast in a...
Posted in thread: Rack, rack and rack on 04-12-2016 at 02:47 PM
What's with all the racking? lol. I see numerous people racking 2 or 3 times in the first
couple months. It seems to be the general consensus that 2 months (or more) on the lees does
not have any sign...
Posted in thread: Bottling Wine Properly? on 04-09-2016 at 04:38 PM
There also seems to be a lot of debate about sanitizing corks. Keep in mind that, to the best
of my knowledge, no major wineries sanitize their corks and produce many wines that can age
well for many,...