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  • Posted in thread: Krausen dropped early - should I add maltodextrin? on 07-31-2015 at 04:26 PM
    Head retention has a lot of factors behind it. Maltodextrine is for body, but will not increase
    head retention as protein stability is much more of a contributor. Check out Dr. Charlie
    Bamforth's shor...

  • Posted in thread: Help w/ coming up w/ Extract IPA Recipe on 07-31-2015 at 04:23 PM
    I think when it comes down to it, never waste Citra. Keep it as late in the boil or as much of
    the dry hop as possible. Summit does better when used late as well as it can get oniony in
    larger amounts...

  • Posted in thread: Help w/ coming up w/ Extract IPA Recipe on 07-31-2015 at 10:27 AM
    I think you pretty much have the recipe right there. Toss in all the sugar you have listed.
    Depending on the AA of the hops with a 5 gallon batch I'd bitter with 30-50g of the Magnum then
    load up the ...

  • Posted in thread: taking out my thermometer... on 07-31-2015 at 10:24 AM
    Is it in a threaded port or just a hole? If it's threaded just put a plug in there. If not
    there has to be a similar weldless fitting.

  • Posted in thread: Diacetyl rest too early on 07-31-2015 at 10:22 AM
    You should be fine. As long as it's off-gassing the yeasty aroma it should reduce with lagering
    as long as your early fermentation temp stayed low enough to suppress ester formation. Munich
    type malts...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast saison-brett blend on 07-30-2015 at 10:23 PM
    I heard recently that some Brett strains are so hungry that they consume/convert the byproducts
    and mess of autolyzed yeast, that's why the beer can sit on it for a long time.

  • Posted in thread: Help with BJCP Style - APA or American IPA? on 07-30-2015 at 10:19 PM
    I think it's a relatively common practice these days. I think the judge quality of the bigger
    comps is improving so it's harder to sneak one by, but there is still a lot of grey area with
    styles anywa...

  • Posted in thread: Help with BJCP Style - APA or American IPA? on 07-29-2015 at 03:48 PM
    Enter it as both. See what the judges say.

  • Posted in thread: first year in the books, want to expand for year 2 on 07-29-2015 at 03:43 PM
    Yes. In the Spring you can cut rhizomes off of the existing root ball. The crown grows
    significantly even in just one year. You should be able to get a few off of a healthy year old
    plant. Just dig ar...

  • Posted in thread: Wlp002 on 07-29-2015 at 12:55 PM
    That's a notorious British strain for dropping out early. Highly floculant. I had a buddy who's
    a pro that used to recirc the wort in the fermenter with that yeast to get it to finish out.
    Keep rousin...

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