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Posted in thread: What style do you brew most? on 02-12-2014 at 02:43 AM
Saison. Experiment with different yeasts, combinations of yeasts, wild yeast bacteria and
combinations of any of the preceding. My favorite is a rye saison on 566 then on Brett c for a
Posted in thread: Guava induced wild fermentation on 02-09-2014 at 11:29 PM
Are u sure that 1.005 is terminal gravity. Let it go another week and test again. Wild yeast,
at times, can get lower. Don't want you to have bottle bombsThank you for the update.
Posted in thread: Fermenting/Primary question and conditioning question on 01-31-2014 at 03:33 AM
Your question about fermentation can lead to some nastiness on here as there are two sides to
all fences. But, for what you did, you are fine when you see gravity readings the same day
after day. When...
Posted in thread: Hops Group Buy in Chicago #2 on 11-19-2013 at 02:18 AM
Curious if there is a way to know if the hops, especially US, are from the 2013 harvest?
Posted in thread: Star anise: how to add to beer on 10-24-2013 at 02:44 PM
I'll report back with results, but don't hold your breath, this will be a Christmas beer at the
earliest.Definitely looking forward to what you find and end up doing. I do like the idea of
Posted in thread: Star anise: how to add to beer on 10-24-2013 at 02:10 PM
Glad it means something to someone ;)I used one star, not cracked, in the boil. It is more than
enough for me. But, I am not a big spice guy.That said, I think steaming it would cut into the
Posted in thread: oatmeal stout on 10-15-2013 at 05:44 PM
Have you calibrated your thermometer? It seems like you should be fine if that was truly your
mash temperature and with that yeast.
Posted in thread: No chocolate taste? on 09-26-2013 at 03:30 PM
I purchased mine at whole foods. If one isn't near you, look to the web :) know from different
readings I have done on the forums that there is a difference in quality of the product (the
one I liste...
Posted in thread: No chocolate taste? on 09-26-2013 at 03:09 AM
I have used the powder and cocoa nibs. The powder I did as you. I did not care for the results.
I have used cocoa nibs ever since, in secondary, with great results: flavor and aroma are
great. Always ...
Posted in thread: Farmhouse Ale Suggestions/Critique on 08-24-2013 at 03:08 AM
You will get plenty of character from the yeast. In fact you can make a solid saison with just
pilsner and a pitch of healthy yeast that has enough cells. The point being that the yeast
character is t...