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Posted in thread: Poor Head Retention on 02-07-2015 at 04:22 AM
I was only trying to be constructive, not harsh at all. Sorry if it came across that way...I
would like to to help, but without more information it is really just a guess game. My best
guess if it isn...
Posted in thread: Poor Head Retention on 02-07-2015 at 12:12 AM
..... I haven't looked into the factors that affect head retention. ....Ideally it is best when
posting these questions to research the topic first and then provide some details about your
Posted in thread: First All Grain Brew Day - Water Chemistry Help on 01-24-2015 at 05:30 AM
Download Bru'n Water and you can figure it out pretty easily. Off the cuff I would say you need
a few grams of gypsum and a gram or two of calcium chloride (add to the mash only). Also you'll
Posted in thread: Competition category question on 01-20-2015 at 05:14 AM
For a judge, they care what it tastes like, not what it is supposed to taste like or what
atypical ingredient is in it. You can make a cleanly fermented IPA with Brett as the primary
strain and still ...
Posted in thread: Utilizing kegerator when not brewing on 01-20-2015 at 05:04 AM
Maybe you could ramp up your brewing in the fall to have a supply available to drink during the
winter. I know that is easier said than done, but just seems so sad to have a kegerator without
Posted in thread: Tripel Getting Darker in the Secondary Fermenter on 01-16-2015 at 04:27 AM
Was it an extract kit? If so, and you boiled most or all of the extract for a long period it
darkened from caramelization (actually maillard reactions). Look up late extract addition
brewing to avoid ...
Posted in thread: Oak Barrel Aging on 01-10-2015 at 03:15 AM
i'm about a week and a half from transferring my brew to the barrel. my next question is should
i use an airlock on the barrel or will it be ok with the regular barrel plug?use an airlock, it
Posted in thread: Oak Barrel Aging on 01-09-2015 at 12:32 AM
Awesome thanks Jay, really appreciate this info. I still have one or two uses left before I
need to do this, but it is great to hear it is possible to do on your own.
Posted in thread: Oak Barrel Aging on 01-08-2015 at 04:10 AM
.... you can use the barrel a few times before you need to re-cooper it again. Every time its
used it will take a little longer to get the same oak/vanilla/caramel/bourbon flavor..Happy
Posted in thread: saison adding spices after flameout, should I use strainer on 01-07-2015 at 01:40 AM
Cool thanks that would help bring cost down as well, I am using wlp550 belgian ale yeast, going
for 74 F fermentation tempAny reason you are not using a classic saison strain like 565/566? I
am not fa...