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  • Posted in thread: Fermenatation still going after 3 months.... on 01-29-2016 at 02:56 PM
    I'd give it a taste and a gravity reading. Airlocks aren't a reliable gauge of fermentation.

  • Posted in thread: Mixed ales sour on 01-29-2016 at 02:54 PM
    Good idea to taste before adding something that could clash (or be a waste)! Pediococcus is
    likely going to be the main souring microbe at work, it is relatively hop-tolerant, so you may
    get good acid...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping Berliner Weisse. on 01-29-2016 at 02:50 PM
    Hard to go wrong with citrusy and sour. Nelson can be domineering though, I'd probably cut it
    with one of the others if you want to go that route. 2:1 Citra to Amarillo is a personal
    favorite combo.

  • Posted in thread: Bruxellensis v Lambicus? on 01-04-2016 at 02:49 PM
    Oh really, I heard that the Brett produces the funk flavours by consuming esters, hence why I
    was planning to turning my heater up to 25c during my next fermentation, but if its phenols it
    consumes th...

  • Posted in thread: Bruxellensis v Lambicus? on 11-30-2015 at 06:22 PM
    It's the long term exposure to oxygen (post-primary fermentation) that causes the acetic acid
    production. You can certainly ferment a beer completely with 100% brett yeast and proper
    aeration without ...

  • Posted in thread: Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone on 11-12-2015 at 01:50 PM
    Whirlfloc should help the yeast flocculate out which you don't want for this beer. The yeast is
    what helps give the beer it's haziness, which Julius has and we believe it to be the yeast
    causing the h...

  • Posted in thread: Need a malt bill for a split batch on 10-28-2015 at 06:14 PM
    Sounds like a good plan. I don't really care about the color, but I would like a little
    maltiness.You could steep the crystal malt on its own and add that to half the wort. It'll add
    more malt flavor,...

  • Posted in thread: adding oak to flanders on 10-28-2015 at 12:32 PM
    I brewed up a flanders red september 4th, i was wondering when should i add the oak cubes and
    if i should transfer it to secondary first?I usually add oak when I move my sours to secondary.
    I move mos...

  • Posted in thread: Kettle sour question on 10-28-2015 at 12:31 PM
    No, it shouldn't, maybe a point or two at most. The vials on TYB's site for Brevis look like
    white labs' stock, so I'm guessing it's their product and not TYB's.Yep, Lance measured a ~.003
    drop with W...

  • Posted in thread: Need a malt bill for a split batch on 10-28-2015 at 12:27 PM
    I have some gigayeast gb150 sour cherry funk and gb122 berliner blend. I would like to do one
    12 gallon batch and split it into 2 fermenters. What would be an acceptable malt bill for both
    ? Maybe 65 ...

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