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Posted in thread: Making first Yeast starter... Help please! on 05-19-2012 at 05:19 PM
For what it's worth, my process:1-mr malty to determine starter size. I never exceed two liters
as I want to use my flask and stir plate. Take yeast out of fridge at start of process to warm
Posted in thread: Can't seem to get the carbonation right (keg) on 05-12-2012 at 05:11 PM
I force carb all my beer at 30psi for 24 hours. Then drop to 12psi and after a day or so it's
perfect for me with minimal waiting. But, that's just how I do it.+1 on this method. Only
difference is I ...
Posted in thread: Brewing with Oak Cubes on 02-17-2012 at 11:53 PM
Good brief article on the topic below. All oak contains the compound vanillin which gives you
that vanilla character. When oak is toasted it's stronger compounds come out more. Based on the
article I ...
Posted in thread: Force carbing question? on 02-17-2012 at 02:27 AM
You might try turning the serving pressure way down, just enough to push beer through the line,
and see if you can pour it without all foam. It tastes flat because all your CO2 is immediately
Posted in thread: Question concerning my dry hopping with pellets on 02-07-2012 at 09:35 PM
In my experience if you still have hops floating on top after 5 days of dry hopping, simply
swirling the carboy should do the trick followed by a day at cold temps to clear out the
remainder. Usually ...
Posted in thread: No fancy siphoning here! on 02-07-2012 at 08:14 AM
You could just as easily create a clean slobber free siphon by boiling some water (for sanitary
reasons) or at least some water you havent spit in, fill up your tube with the water (put your
thumb on ...
Posted in thread: Need Ideas/Thoughts on Maintaining Bottling Temp. on 02-07-2012 at 07:59 AM
Has got to be the yeast. As long as you're priming properly (sounds like you are), capping
properly to get a good seal (hard not to), storing at ale temps (65F is fine) then it should be
working. The ...
Posted in thread: Need Ideas/Thoughts on Maintaining Bottling Temp. on 02-06-2012 at 04:01 PM
Strange. 65F Room temp should be pretty ideal for bottle conditioning and ale fermentation. Are
these your only two batches so far or have you had luck bottle conditioning in the past?
Posted in thread: Hello on 12-15-2011 at 09:56 PM
Morebeer sells them. I bought one for around $30 I believe. Good for toting your own brew
around but I wouldn't count on breweries filling it up as it doesn't hve the brewery name and
other abc requir...
Posted in thread: Cocoa Powder addition to a porter on 12-12-2011 at 05:18 PM
To date my strongest chocolate character (flavor and aroma) has come from cacao nibs. In my
personal experiences haven't liked the effects of cocoa powder. Always seems to impart a slight