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Posted in thread: Help I'm Stuck' on 02-09-2016 at 12:18 AM
I had a hunch. I was there once upon a time as well.
Posted in thread: Help I'm Stuck' on 02-08-2016 at 01:12 AM
Are you checking your gravity with a hydrometer or refractometer?Was your OG on target?If it's
at 1030 do not bottle it due to the risk of bottle bombs.
Posted in thread: Hop aroma & flavor problems on 02-07-2016 at 02:00 PM
For hoppy pale ales, I bitter at the start of the boil and then everything else is flameout
steep and dry hop. For a 5 gallon batch (7 pre-boil, 6 post, 5.5 to fermenter) I typically use
2-4 ounces at...
Posted in thread: O2 after 12-18 hours w/us-05 and imperial stout on 02-05-2016 at 12:35 AM
With high gravity beers I add oxygen after 12-18 hours (prior to much krausen forming).
Assuming you're sanitary about it, it's an extra precaution to ensure a healthy ferment. But I
haven't done it w...
Posted in thread: Bru'n water wrong for no sparge? on 02-02-2016 at 03:21 AM
8 oz gypsum and 4 oz CaCl Shall we assume grams, not ounces? Half pound of gypsum seems a touch
on the heavy side.
Posted in thread: I need a strategy for water adjustment on 02-02-2016 at 02:53 AM
I use 100% RO due to quite hard well water with high iron content. To keep it simple I have 2
addition levels, adding all at the start of the mash:Hoppy beer: 0.2g Gypsum and 0.1g Calcium
Posted in thread: Apple cultivar advice, plus perry question. on 01-31-2016 at 06:47 PM
I relocated my original dozen trees in year 3, then left for 2.5 years in China. On return I
had to do a fair amount of pruning that past couple years to reign them into shape. They are on
a mix of mo...
Posted in thread: W34/70 Yeast Question on 01-31-2016 at 06:34 PM
I serve from a keg, but I do lager first. I generally stick with the 1 week per 10 s.g. points
guideline I read somewhere. My pipeline is typically well filled, so I can be patient.
Posted in thread: W34/70 Yeast Question on 01-31-2016 at 12:39 PM
Lager or ale, I pitch colder than my fermentation temp to not risk the temp drop signaling the
yeast to drop out and head into reserve mode, I'll be brewing today with a 2L Wyeast 2000
Budvar starter ...
Posted in thread: Moving to New Zealand on 01-30-2016 at 04:09 AM
Being lazy and not posting full recipes, I can say NZ hops have ended up being in three of my
staple recipes.Annual Russian imperial stout: Pacific Gem with UK Bramling Cross - both have a