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Posted in thread: Saison Temperature Rollercoaster on 11-23-2014 at 02:18 PM
Hi folks,Thanks for all your replies. It's been two weeks now and I just measured the gravity.
I'm at 1.024 down from a starting gravity of 1.075. That gives me an apparent attenuation of
67% (and cur...
Posted in thread: Saison Temperature Rollercoaster on 11-16-2014 at 01:58 AM
Hi Folks,I recently decided I'd like to brew a Belgain Saison. What I didn't realize is that
the recommended fermentation temperature (for a few days at least) is 85 F. This is clearly not
the right t...
Posted in thread: Has anyone tried several refractometers on 08-28-2012 at 04:06 AM
I have looked around here for info on the pros and cons of different refractometers. From what
I have seen in most of the posts, people generally have only tried their refractometer and are
Posted in thread: How to design a great session beer? on 08-28-2012 at 03:55 AM
What I can tell you though is that yeast choice becomes more important (altough it always is)
because it can make or break a low gravity beer. A too attenuative/clean strain can really make
a beer fee...
Posted in thread: How to design a great session beer? on 08-28-2012 at 03:52 AM
A higher mash temperature will leave more unfermentable sugars, which is important for small
beers. I also like to add some rye.Are there any tools, resources, etc. anyone can recommend
that help you ...
Posted in thread: How to design a great session beer? on 08-28-2012 at 12:36 AM
Hey guys,I would like to brew some great flavorful low ABV beers. However I tend to prefer
strongly flavored beers like IPAs and Belgians. So how do I pack that big flavor into a small
beer? Do I just...
Posted in thread: Airlock Questions on 08-23-2012 at 04:17 AM
1) Water never seemed like a good idea to me because it does not guarantee a bacteria free
barrier. Vodka seems like a waste of a perfectly good shot. I use StarSan in my air lock. I
keep a squirt bot...
Posted in thread: Blowout, Is it ruined? on 08-23-2012 at 03:57 AM
I had this happen to my last batch of Hefeweizen. It was my first time using one of the Wyeast
smack packs. Very aggressive primary fermentation. It wort was bubbling out through my air lock
Posted in thread: Any ideas for big batches on kitchen stove? on 08-17-2012 at 07:32 PM
To clarify:I have a really solid gas stove so I am not worried about the weight of the liquid.I
am looking to do two parallel 6 gallon boils.I am typically starting with 6 gallon boil volumes
on the s...
Posted in thread: Any ideas for big batches on kitchen stove? on 08-17-2012 at 04:30 PM
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for doing big batches on a kitchen stove.I am familiar
with using an auxiliary heat stick. I don't want to run a new circuit so anything i could use
would be li...