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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
    process and...

  • 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
    need app...

  • 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
    will off...

  • 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...