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Posted in thread: What's the deal with late Malt additions? on 02-06-2013 at 07:48 PM
Hmmm. You've just rocked my world. I may have to hunt down that pod cast. Mechanisitically I
guess utilization from an IBU standpoint is related to time exposed to heat, rather than
extraction of AA f...
Posted in thread: What's the deal with late Malt additions? on 02-06-2013 at 07:28 PM
Yooper, I was just going by Palmer's book... citing a reference from '94. Any chance you can
send a link or reference to more modern data? Would love to know it/see it. The only time I've
done late ad...
Posted in thread: What's the deal with late Malt additions? on 02-06-2013 at 06:37 PM
Especially if working with IPAs or IIPAs (or any other hop bomb-y sort of thing) be a little
cautious using only late malt additions. Alpha acid extraction (thus IBUs) increase as the
Posted in thread: 3 gallon carboy too big for 2.5 gallon secondary on 07-24-2011 at 02:54 AM
Personally I think that sounds just about perfect. You May have bit of extra head space in a 3
gallon carboy, but the transfer should kick up enough yeast/CO2 to coat the beer and prevent
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 French Saison on 07-05-2011 at 10:04 PM
Seconded. The yeast character is very complex -- see how you like it alone first.
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 French Saison on 07-05-2011 at 04:39 AM
Brewed a Biere de Garde with 3711 in mid May based on a "kitchen sink" recipe I brewed a few
years ago.33% Pilsner DME33% Pilsner Malt25% Light Munich3% Caramunich3% Aromatic1% Chocolate
Posted in thread: Wy 1318 Popped a Second Krausen? on 07-01-2011 at 02:27 AM
Bierhaus, thanks for weighing in! The last time I used this yeast the krausen fell in the first
week as expected, so I was pretty surprised by this turn of events. I think I know what you
mean about r...
Posted in thread: skimming instead of washing? on 06-30-2011 at 02:11 PM
Also, one can top crop with a carboy simply by using a longer blowoff tube in the fermenting
vessel, push it down into the kreusen (If not blowing off) then using a catch vessel with an
inlet and outl...
Posted in thread: Wy 1318 Popped a Second Krausen? on 06-30-2011 at 01:59 PM
Glad to know that this isn't just something wrong with my beer. I actually took another gravity
reading last night, and despite what looks like persistent fermentation, it's still sitting at
1.016. I ...
Posted in thread: Wy 1318 Popped a Second Krausen? on 06-30-2011 at 03:14 AM
So I've been focusing on small batch, lower gravity beers to let me work on process and
reproducibility, with the added bonus that I can easily mash in a 2 gallon cooler if I'm only
brewing 2.5 gallon...