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  • Posted in thread: Secondary necessary for cider? on 10-24-2014 at 11:39 AM
    Technically kegs are a secondary vessel if you are cellaring in it. Better than glass as you
    have little to no oxygen exposure. Maybe fine it in the keg, carbonate and toss the first pint
    when ready t...

  • Posted in thread: Cider Making - Wild Fermenting on 10-24-2014 at 11:35 AM
    That would be great. Love that strain.

  • Posted in thread: BrewsBySmith 2 stage Fermentation Temperature Controller Giveaway! on 10-23-2014 at 09:08 PM

  • Posted in thread: Black Roasted Barley vs Light Roasted Barley on 10-23-2014 at 09:06 PM
    According to some descriptions I've seen on the topic is that Black Barley is deeply roasted
    MALTED barley and "Roasted Barley" is UNMALTED. Roasting malted barley evidently gives a
    sharper, but not d...

  • Posted in thread: Liquid CO2 Went Through My Regulator??? on 10-23-2014 at 08:58 PM
    Happens all the time when I bottle a lot from a keg. Regulator has been sound for 10 years.
    Same thing happens to propane tanks when I brew a few batches in a row. Something is coming
    back to me regar...

  • Posted in thread: Cider Making - Wild Fermenting on 10-23-2014 at 08:51 PM
    Try a French Saison yeast. Not as finicky as Belgian strains and may give you some of that
    Farmhouse character. Will also ferment bone-dry.

  • Posted in thread: Noob equipment/recipe questions on 10-23-2014 at 05:08 PM
    Buy a 3 gallon for primary and secondary in 1 gallon. That way you can keep the O2 out better
    with the conditioning mead and add different post-fermentation stuff in small batches and
    compare if you l...

  • Posted in thread: Brown Sugar Beer on 10-23-2014 at 05:05 PM
    22% is a lot of brown sugar for a beer. It is likely to be quite thin. I personally don't like
    the flavors brown sugar/molasses impart to a beer. I get a lot of soy-sauce from beers like
    that that I c...

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein in primary for 2 years on 10-21-2014 at 03:33 PM
    Agreed that getting it off the cake at this point won't clean it up. If you like it still,
    backsweeten and bottle. The yeast will likely not be viable enough to carbonate spontaneously.
    Keep it cold j...

  • Posted in thread: Color of my extract homebrew on 10-21-2014 at 03:30 PM
    Even Extra Light DME comes out with a deep gold color. Your options are to move to BIAB maybe
    or shorten your boil times (to 15-30 mins). If you shorten the boil you're going to have to
    increase your ...

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