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  • Posted in thread: Making first Yeast starter... Help please! on 05-19-2012 at 04:19 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
    to pitchi...

  • Posted in thread: Can't seem to get the carbonation right (keg) on 05-12-2012 at 04:11 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 10:53 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 01:27 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
    escaping...

  • Posted in thread: Question concerning my dry hopping with pellets on 02-07-2012 at 08:35 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 07:14 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 06:59 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 03:01 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 08:56 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 04:18 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
    chalky mouth...

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