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Posted in thread: Open pot (keggle) during chilling process on 10-12-2011 at 01:36 PM
Probably not. It's never been an issue for me. You could put foil over the kettle while
chilling to keep the nasties out.
Posted in thread: Alternative for Wyeast 3725 Bier de Garde on 10-10-2011 at 04:15 PM
I don't believe Biere de Gardes are known for their peppery notes. Supposed to be clean yeast
wise.Hm, yeah, you're right. The BJCP guidelines state that BdGs should "[lack] the spicing and
Posted in thread: Alternative for Wyeast 3725 Bier de Garde on 10-10-2011 at 03:07 PM
I brewed a biere de garde yesterday with WY3711, French Saison, and a pack of brett brux - both
in the primary. I don't think you'd get the peppery notes without Saison yeast.
Posted in thread: 1.066 and single smack pack on 10-02-2011 at 03:37 PM
Over-pitching can cause more fusel oils in big beers = more hangovers. Case in point - Brooklyn
Brewery's Monster Ale Barleywine. I actually will overpitch Weizens to cut down on the banana
Posted in thread: Bottle bombs and Le Chatelier's Principle on 09-23-2011 at 04:15 PM
This is basic first-year chemistry and physics. Increasing pressure does not slow the reaction
because it's not reversible. You can't push ethanol and CO2 into yeast and expect it to crap
Posted in thread: Bottle bombs and Le Chatelier's Principle on 09-22-2011 at 08:40 PM
No, not the pressure. Yeast go dormant because they have exhausted their available food supply
- sugars - and because the ethanol they have produced is toxic.
Posted in thread: Bottle bombs and Le Chatelier's Principle on 09-22-2011 at 01:16 AM
What bowiefan said. Not reversible. Le Chatlier's principle does not apply.
Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber - 5cf Freezer? on 09-19-2011 at 11:26 PM
Depends on how big the compressor shelf is. I like Whirlpools because the compressor takes up
about half as much space as most other chest freezers. I can fit 5 fermenters in my 15 cf
freezer. At 5 cf...
Posted in thread: Belgian Tripel and attenuation on 09-15-2011 at 02:58 PM
Definitely not done fermenting. +1 for letting the ferment self-regulate its temperature.
Artifically cooling Belgians - especially during high krausen - can drastically reduce yeast
activity. You'll ...
Posted in thread: Water Tight issues with weldless keg on 09-08-2011 at 04:31 PM
Also make sure your hole has been ground and sanded. Rough edges there can cause leaks. I grind
weldless holes gently with a Dremel and then finish with medium and fine sandpaper.Sometimes
the step bi...