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Posted in thread: WTH Happened? on 10-19-2016 at 11:16 PM
Any updates in this?It's amazing what time will do for a beer. I took this one to a large
festival on 10/1, and none of the flavor issues were present; just a slight hint of diacetyl.
You'd only detec...
Posted in thread: WTH Happened? on 09-27-2016 at 11:25 AM
Thanks for the replies. I am taking it out of the cool box and de-gassing a couple of days to
see if it helps. The 1.016 FG reading was taken at transfer to secondary and temp drop. I
checked it at ke...
Posted in thread: WTH Happened? on 09-26-2016 at 03:58 AM
Brewed a big IPA on 9/2 for a festival. Fermented at 65* for 8 days in primary. Dry-hopped on
9/7. Transferred to secondary to clear on 9/10, held at 48* for 7 days. Kegged yesterday and
laid gas to i...
Posted in thread: First time using a Smack Pack, do I need to make a starter? on 09-15-2016 at 04:11 AM
Yes. If you are pitching yeast, you need a starter. You will have beer if you don't. You might
even have really good beer. But it will never be up to its potential without a starter.
Posted in thread: the necessity of starters (or lack thereof?) on 09-15-2016 at 04:02 AM
I didn't do starters for a long time. Like the first 5 years I brewed. I didn't think anything
about it: my beers were getting great reviews, they were crowd favorites at festivals, etc. It
Posted in thread: Double IPA - North of the Pines Pale Ale "when add the Hops" on 09-13-2016 at 09:57 PM
@prrriiide thanks for the advised. As I read on this article it has to be done before racking.
Another question (to all as well). This recipe call for sparge - transfer to cooler and all
that as it is...
Posted in thread: Hops and grains? on 09-09-2016 at 03:57 AM
This is what a LHBS will do for you:A couple of weeks ago, I went to brew a new Dark Mild
recipe.When I went to mill my Golden Promise, I discovered weevils in it (I bulk order though
my local HBC, an...
Posted in thread: Brewing indoors with propane. on 09-09-2016 at 03:40 AM
In the house, no, just because that ain't real smart. I do it in the garage all the time, in
winter with the door closed. No CO problems at all.
Posted in thread: Clearing out the beer on 09-09-2016 at 03:36 AM
Also, you mentioned twice using cheesecloth when transferring. You want to be careful to not
introduce o2 in transfer, it may not be as impactful in an IPA or the like, but in a beer kept
longer it co...
Posted in thread: Double IPA - North of the Pines Pale Ale "when add the Hops" on 09-09-2016 at 03:23 AM
Here is a description of the dry-hopping method I use: know Dennis, and he is a great brewer
(won NHA Pale Ale a year or two ago). I started using this method about a year ago, and the
difference in ...