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  • Posted in thread: Is there brett in yeast 3724 Belgian Saison? on 04-17-2015 at 10:37 AM
    Nope. Single strain. Finicky single strain.

  • Posted in thread: Boil hops in primary on 04-16-2015 at 03:24 PM
    Sometime with that quantity of hops the flavor gets a bit muddy, but no usually bad. I'd blame
    the person wearing the hose prior to use as a strainer.

  • Posted in thread: Oranges for Blue Moon Clone? on 04-15-2015 at 03:43 PM
    You can use the zest of 2 large or 4 small oranges OR if you're already at the market you will
    find orange peel in the baking isle with the other spices.

  • Posted in thread: Expertise needed on my first non-kit beer on 04-15-2015 at 10:49 AM
    Let it complete its fermentation in primary. Milk stouts often take a bit longer or finish
    higher than expected due to the lactose. If you move it too early you may not have enough
    healthy yeast in su...

  • Posted in thread: Mead from agave? on 04-15-2015 at 10:45 AM
    It's a very different thing than honey. You can ferment it, but you won't get mead out of it.
    Agave is extremely sweet and every time I've fermented it alone it has a fairly pronounced
    tartness. A bit...

  • Posted in thread: Smelly fermentation? on 04-15-2015 at 10:42 AM
    What kind of weird smell? Most yeasts give off weird smells when fermenting. It's usually a
    good thing. Whatever gets blown out of the beer during fermentation is not staying in the beer.
    Let it ferme...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonated wash on 04-13-2015 at 03:24 PM
    Why 14%? If you want it to ferment out all the way, that percentage may kill the yeast before
    it is done, leaving sugar behind. Without some sort of other flavoring, it's likely to taste
    ummm...not go...

  • Posted in thread: Dark grains: late mash addition on 04-13-2015 at 03:20 PM
    If you introduce the dark grains late it may not reduce the malt astringency. How much roasted
    barley you use will affect that the most. If your sparge technique raises the bed pH to the
    point of tann...

  • Posted in thread: keg to bottle on 04-13-2015 at 03:15 PM
    What Gavin said. Just to add, skunking a beer happens when sunlight reacts to hops, so if you
    don't leave your beer in the sun, then it won't happen.

  • Posted in thread: Tips on a first Belgian Strong/Quad on 04-08-2015 at 10:52 AM
    Looks pretty solid, but I'd dump the spices altogether. Let the yeast add it's phenols and
    esters to bring the flavor out. No need to kill it with spice. Start with the ferm temp lower
    (65 F) and desp...

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