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Posted in thread: First Decoction - Questions on 04-28-2015 at 01:53 AM
Hmm. Did your decoction include a protein rest? It could just be smaller chain proteins you're
not used to seeing post-mash. It's totally possible I've seen the same thing with my decoctions
I just ne...
Posted in thread: My First Brett! on 04-27-2015 at 07:03 PM
Looks great! That pellicle looks intense.
Posted in thread: Multi-step Mash in Cooler Mashtun on 04-27-2015 at 06:50 PM
So.. it is correct that boiling will denature enzymes. So what you should do during a decoction
mash (whether you're pulling out just liquid or the thick portion of the mash as is typical),
is hold th...
Posted in thread: First Decoction - Questions on 04-27-2015 at 06:42 PM
I've done a couple of decoctions. Runoff usually seems to be about the same as a typical single
Posted in thread: Hey from Michigan! on 04-25-2015 at 10:13 PM
Welcome to the board! Looks like a great selection of beers at Arbor Brewing!
Posted in thread: Not sure if it's WLP566 or Chlorine but slight plastic taste/smell in ferm on 04-24-2015 at 04:27 PM
Hopefully in a couple weeks the smell is gone and everything is good!
Posted in thread: Not sure if it's WLP566 or Chlorine but slight plastic taste/smell in ferm on 04-24-2015 at 04:09 PM
This is true, however, since this a Belgian style beer which are often bottle conditioned the
campden tab would defeat the purpose of using the Belgian yeast since I'd like those yeast to
continue to ...
Posted in thread: Not sure if it's WLP566 or Chlorine but slight plastic taste/smell in ferm on 04-24-2015 at 03:40 PM
Well if you think that's the culprit, instead of dumping it you could try adding campden
tablets to it post-fermentation. Campden tablets are pretty forgiving to wine and beer yeast
(they're mostly us...
Posted in thread: Issues with Pre-Boil Gravity Readings on 04-24-2015 at 02:07 PM
The only thing I can really think of is the hydrometer getting hung up on the side of the beer
thief and being raised up a bit.
Posted in thread: Hello from VA on 04-24-2015 at 01:46 PM
Welcome aboard! :mug: