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  • Posted in thread: Chlorine taste with distilled water? on 09-19-2014 at 04:26 PM
    "plastic" could come from hot ferment--fusel alcohols. How much CaCl2 are you adding? Do you
    use one of the water-treatment spreadsheets?

  • Posted in thread: Chloramine effects? on 09-19-2014 at 04:20 PM
    I just boil my water, since it's Cl2 and ClO2 that the city adds here. Some people are more
    sensitive to the taste than others. If you've grown up drinking chlorinated water, you might
    not pick it up....

  • Posted in thread: Let's say I wanted to submit a beer to a bjcp competition on 09-19-2014 at 04:02 PM
    Probably closer to American IPA than English, given the hopping and the low ferm. temperature.
    If it's 1.008 FG, it ain't gonna be too sweet! Hopefully it won't affect the head
    retention.Sounds like a...

  • Posted in thread: Kenmore Kegerator - 225 on 09-18-2014 at 04:01 PM
    Can you give some idea of approximate size? LxWxH

  • Posted in thread: IPA clarity issues... on 09-18-2014 at 03:53 PM
    "Batch sparged"--do you recirc. at all after batching in? Should probably not be an issue, but
    generally speaking, if you start with a wort that is clearer . . .

  • Posted in thread: IPA clarity issues... on 09-17-2014 at 04:07 PM
    mclamb6, was your malt bill the same for all those beers? The clear and the non-clear?

  • Posted in thread: IPA clarity issues... on 09-16-2014 at 03:56 PM
    I'm not an expert in brewing chemistry, but I think it's possible to have dissolved starch that
    is not converted to sugar, which would contribute to gravity. I don't think you even need a lot
    of starc...

  • Posted in thread: New Brewer on 09-15-2014 at 04:31 PM
    There are two sub-styles of Porter in the BJCP guidelines--"Brown Porter" and "Robust Porter".
    Just call it a Honey Brown Porter. :)

  • Posted in thread: IPA clarity issues... on 09-15-2014 at 04:25 PM
    OK, didn't realize you were carrying over hops from the boil into the fermenter--that could be
    it.Also, when I've dry-hopped with pellets, I fasten a hop bag around the bottom of the racking
    wand befo...

  • Posted in thread: Is this an infection? on 09-15-2014 at 04:10 PM
    What kind of yeast did you use? It doesn't look like my "normal" English ale ferments.

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