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Posted in thread: Why is my beer flat? on 07-21-2015 at 12:29 AM
Have you poured more than a pint? Pour a couple and see where you're at. If you're just pouring
a small sample you're only getting what's in the beer out line in the keg. More than a pint and
Posted in thread: Commercial breweries glycol + heating system on 07-18-2015 at 02:29 PM
Well, we're in Canada and I understand what you're saying. We've got a ton of crap weather
here, too. In winter when I cool in to the fermenter we still set the cooling for 70ºF
regardless of the ambi...
Posted in thread: Commercial breweries glycol + heating system on 07-17-2015 at 09:05 PM
In my brewery if we wanted to ferment warmer we would just leave the cooling off or set it for
a higher than ambient temp. 23hl of fermenting wort can easily climb up to north of 80ºF in the
Posted in thread: Cold Crashing, Racking, and Dry Hopping order? on 05-30-2015 at 04:05 PM
Oh, and if you ask 10 of us this type of question get ready for 15 different answers. LOL (as
evidenced by the above)
Posted in thread: Cold Crashing, Racking, and Dry Hopping order? on 05-30-2015 at 04:04 PM
In my process, and in an ideal world, I would transfer onto the hops, let sit for a week or
less, cold crash, gel, keg/carb, serve. Reasons for the above: I reuse my yeast so I don't want
the hop debr...
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping in Primary Fermentation on 05-26-2015 at 11:56 PM
Why not? I do it all the time. Wait for fermentation to finish, transfer onto the dry hops,
wait 5-7 days, package. I would add that after the dry hop period is done I will cold crash and
gel before k...
Posted in thread: Hop schedule ideas needed for session ale pls on 03-15-2015 at 12:26 PM
I just did a session ale as a one off for my brewery. It was well received and had the
following schedule for hopping: 50g Cascade FWH50g Cascade 10 min50g Centennial 10 min50g
Cascade 5min50g Centenn...
Posted in thread: Brewing Several days in a row... Experience at a local brewery on 03-13-2015 at 11:22 AM
This is pretty similar to what we do at our brewery. We have 25hL fermenters and we go to
12.5hL in the boil kettle on a brew day. We pitch the appropriate full amount of yeast on day
one and cool in ...
Posted in thread: Rehydrated with distilled water on 03-09-2015 at 11:20 AM
I wouldn't worry and you now have active fermentation so I'm pretty sure you're fine. FWIW, I
work in a small craft brewery as head of brewing and spoke at great length to our Lallemand rep
Posted in thread: Plate chiller and break material? on 01-31-2015 at 02:11 PM
I do exactly the same process except I stopped using whirlfloc altogether to avoid those huge
chunks. I have the little solar pumps that are pretty popular these days and have found them to
be just fi...