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  • Posted in thread: What do you use when you squeeze BIAB? on 01-12-2017 at 03:06 AM
    Do you have any data from controlled experiments with blind tastings for evaluation? If not,
    it's nothing but anecdotal. The preponderance of evidence is against squeezing causing
    astringency.Brew on ...

  • Posted in thread: What do you use when you squeeze BIAB? on 01-12-2017 at 02:16 AM
    I guess I wouldn't know really, I am a brand NooB. But I don't really feel like I am squeezing
    the heck out of it either, with 14+ #'s of grain it is hard to get a hold of. I would describe
    what I am ...

  • Posted in thread: What do you use when you squeeze BIAB? on 01-12-2017 at 02:02 AM
    If squeezing caused astringency, then commercial breweries wouldn't be using filter presses to
    squeeze the living crap out of their spent grains. You're still hung up on an old wives
    tale.Brew on :mug...

  • Posted in thread: What do you use when you squeeze BIAB? on 01-11-2017 at 04:42 AM
    Don't you folks get twangy off flavors, astringency, etc when you squeeze the heck out of the
    bag? I find it's just not worth it, even after carefully adjusting mash pH. I just dunk sparge,
    hang to dr...

  • Posted in thread: Please give me feedback on my ESB recipe on 01-10-2017 at 07:35 PM
    With the MO and C80 combo you have a solid foundation for an ESB right there. I would also
    recommend removing the carapils, but suggest replacing it with a character malt like biscuit or
    victory. Look...

  • Posted in thread: Top Cropping Yeast Collection on 01-07-2017 at 08:52 PM
    The power of top-cropped yeast... I pulled 1/3 cup of US05 yeast off the krausen of an APA last
    Saturday for reuse Sunday. Things came up so I put it in the fridge. Today I made a small 0.75L

  • Posted in thread: Good recipe for calypso hops? on 01-07-2017 at 08:33 AM
    A simple grain bill works well if you want to showcase hops. I do the following and will mash
    at 149F for a 6.5% abv IPA or 154F for a 4-5% pale ale. Maybe 4-6 oz/5 gal late addition hops
    for the IPA ...

  • Posted in thread: WB-06 is a pretty good Hefeweizen yeast on 01-05-2017 at 06:46 PM
    Same here Jimbo. WB-06 makes a better hefe than WY 3068 for me. Reliably delivers a subtle
    banana-clove balance, whereas 3068 is temperamental and either all clove or bland.

  • Posted in thread: Altbier yeast question on 01-05-2017 at 06:39 PM
    If you can get to the LHBS quickly, I would go buy another Kolsch strain. Either pitch it
    straight from the pack, or delay 24 hours more and do a no-shake 1.5 L starter and then pitch
    the whole thing.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Viability on 01-05-2017 at 06:29 PM
    I stopped using the calculators a while ago, as I noticed they overestimate cell loss by a huge
    amount. That said, first generation yeast tends to need a larger starter than harvested slurry
    (perhaps ...