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Posted in thread: secondary in your keg on 12-17-2012 at 01:10 PM
I mostly brew lagers, but I do the same thing for ales, except don't ferment as long.I ferment
in the same fermenting vessel till it's done,i.e F.G. hasn't changed, 4-5 weeks for lagers at
50F and 2-3...
Posted in thread: Saflager S-23 Report on 11-07-2011 at 08:35 PM
I like s-23, but the last 2 German pilsners I did I used s-35/70, and I liked that too. I'll be
brewing a Baltic Porter soon and plan to use 3 11g packs of s-23 for that. I chill to my
Posted in thread: Adjusting Mash ph by malt changes? on 11-06-2011 at 10:37 AM
Tweaking the roasted grain quantity to 1/2 # each and adding a pound of Maris Otter would add
another point to the ph (estimate) I'm wondering if tweaking the recipe is preferred to adding
a couple of...
Posted in thread: Adjusting Mash ph by malt changes? on 11-06-2011 at 12:25 AM
Just brewed a Brown Porter according to JZ's recipe: (p. 155 Brewing Classic Styles)10 # Maris
Otter1# Brown Malt1# Crystal 40 (I used Caramunuch ll).625# Chocolate maltMy actual mash ph was
5.3. The ...
Posted in thread: Ph 5.0 24 hours after pitching, 1st time with a ph meter on 03-27-2011 at 07:02 PM
OK, so I'm a little worried; I have no visible signs of fermentation yet 24 hours after
pitching a starter of wlp800 pilsner lager yeast. I had a wort ph 5.4 before pitching; it is
now 5.0. Is this OK...
Posted in thread: Shout out to Aqua Pennsylvania (local water dept helps) on 03-22-2011 at 08:18 PM
Similar story, I called Aqua Maine and they transferred me to the Lab guy and a few days later
he emailed me the info I was looking for. I dropped off a bottle of beer for him a few days
Posted in thread: Water Profile on 02-28-2011 at 08:40 PM
OK thanks, I understand that. I guess I should have re read your post as you were talking about
the time it takes the reading to stabilize.
Posted in thread: Water Profile on 02-28-2011 at 08:14 PM
When controlling mash pH by mineral addition, the mash pH will lower over time. When
controlling with sauermalz it will increase. In either case you will want to take measurements
until the reading is...
Posted in thread: Baltic Porter Water adjustment advise on 02-28-2011 at 11:30 AM
A bit of magnesium supplementation probably wouldn't hurt but I'd approach it in the same way
as the sulfate. Try the beer with and without and see if you taste a difference. If there is no
Posted in thread: Beer on the ceiling! on 02-26-2011 at 02:57 PM
Was it a brown ale those seem to be more eruptive. I know it happened to me once too.