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Posted in thread: Wee Heavy Scotch ale question on 09-27-2016 at 06:55 PM
I just dropped half of a 5 gallon batch into a small whisky barrel. I like bourbon barrels for
beer, but scotch barrels can be nice in a sweeter wee-heavy. So oak chips soaked in booze or
just adding ...
Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout Recipe Critique on 09-27-2016 at 05:02 PM
That's a lot of roasted grains. It will be boldly roasty and then some. Probably delicious, but
may need some mellowing time. Otherwise looks great.
Posted in thread: Secondary sugars affecting priming sugar calculations on 09-26-2016 at 07:44 PM
Even if I racked from primary to secondary??... aka, lost the vast majority of yeast that was
introduced to the brew. Also, would it be smart/wise to cold crash it a couple of hours before
Posted in thread: Secondary sugars affecting priming sugar calculations on 09-26-2016 at 07:41 PM
Have you use reese puffs before? I tried it once with a second runnings porter(main beer was a
ris) and I didn't get an infection per se but it had a noticeable metallic after taste. It was
a shame to...
Posted in thread: Secondary sugars affecting priming sugar calculations on 09-26-2016 at 05:40 PM
Any sugar freed from the breakdown of the cereal should be fermented out by remaining yeast
within a week. You shouldn't have to worry about extra sugar in any calculations. Prime as
Posted in thread: Keg conditioning on 09-26-2016 at 05:35 PM
Yes, it is that simple. Definitely pressure the keg to seat the lid. At carb-conditioning
temps, a couple psi is not going to dissolve enough extra CO2 into the wort to curb the yeast
Posted in thread: Feedback on my DIY Kettle plan on 09-26-2016 at 05:33 PM
Are you referring to hop matter, or wort on bolded section above?Is there a better method for
aeration of wort, without extra equipment?I don't mind a vigorous stiring for 5 minutes or
Posted in thread: Hissing Freezer? on 09-26-2016 at 05:05 PM
If compressed air came out in a rush and it won't cool properly, I'll bet you nicked a coil
somewhere. Did they same to an AC not too long ago when the drill slipped for a drain hole. I
swore for soli...
Posted in thread: Feedback on my DIY Kettle plan on 09-26-2016 at 05:01 PM
I used brass ball valves for a few years before stainless. I wouldn't go back as stainless has
been easier to keep clean for some reason and I know what they're composed of all the way
through. Hop st...
Posted in thread: Small Batch Kettle Size on 09-26-2016 at 02:18 PM
There are no issues with fully submerging the grain. Actually with a looser grain bed, you may
get better conversion/efficiency to a point. The only issue with smaller boil volume in a
larger pot is t...