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Posted in thread: Lagering Profile on 04-15-2014 at 02:06 PM
I'm pretty new to brewing lagers but after visiting a local micro brewery I'm trying a
different fermentation schedule. Pitch at 50 and raise temp 1 degree every day for 10 days,
hold at 60 for a coup...
Posted in thread: First competition results on 04-13-2014 at 12:05 PM
I just got the score sheets from my very first homebrew competition. I entered a Saison into
the Amber Waves of Grain event in NY. I didn't win any awards, but I scored a 31. It did get
advanced to a ...
Posted in thread: Am I a homebrewer? NO! on 04-13-2014 at 12:01 PM
I believe it's "Lighten up, Francis." ;)I'm not a huge fan of the term "homebrewer" myself but
I don't get all bent out of shape about it. I often just use the term "amateur brewer."
Posted in thread: Lager Yeast Long Lag-TIme on 04-09-2014 at 02:28 PM
I always advise new lager brewers to use dry yeast. Cheap and easy to pitch enough cells. Be
sure to rehydrate as per manufacturer's product sheet instructions.
Posted in thread: Evil Goat of Ainpoekish (5C Doppelbock) on 04-01-2014 at 11:12 PM
Osagedr, I had a question on the recipe formulation itself. I see that you use a small
percentage of Pils as a secondary base malt to the Munich. Is this just for the added diastatic
power? I am plann...
Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway on 03-30-2014 at 02:28 PM
Can't remember if I entered already. If I didn't, this is my entry ;)
Posted in thread: Lagering -- don't believe everything you read. on 03-28-2014 at 09:35 PM
Congratulations. Winning that medal is a huge deal and certainly qualifies you as an expert on
how to brew lagers. Well done! I know I'm going to thoroughly re-examine my own procedures
based on your ...
Posted in thread: Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB) on 03-28-2014 at 05:29 PM
I've qualified for this several times but never bothered to enter. Hardly anyone knows or cares
about the MCAB as far as I can tell.
Posted in thread: How long does your oxygen tank last you? on 03-28-2014 at 05:27 PM
I hate to be Captain Obvious, but the point of aeration is to achieve your target ppm of oxygen
in your wort, not to get the most batches out of a disposable canister (I also started with the
Posted in thread: Lagering Profile on 03-18-2014 at 10:26 PM
Similar to the post directly above. I like that the author recognizes you can't use a calendar
for fermentation--you need a hydrometer! I also don't lager in the primary but many do.