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Posted in thread: Trying to make a beer that tastes like Chimay Blue, or even Leffe Brune...sigh on 11-05-2013 at 01:01 PM
From what I've gathered emperically from this thread, true Belgian Abbey ales are fermented at
moderate termperatures (73ºF+). Perhaps I could have salvaged my last two brews by fermenting
them at hig...
Posted in thread: Trying to make a beer that tastes like Chimay Blue, or even Leffe Brune...sigh on 11-04-2013 at 12:19 PM
My last two attempts at a Belgian Abbey ale ended up not tasting one bit like a real Abbey Ale
(a brune ~10.5% that sat for 5 months, and a blonde ~9.8% that carbonated in two weeks!). The
blonde was ...
Posted in thread: about washing yeast...food/nutrients? on 10-30-2013 at 01:53 PM
I used to be big on making my own sourdough bread yeasts, back when I lived in THAT part of
Cali where L. sanfranciscensis ran wild. I remember simply starting with 1 part flour, and 1
part water, and...
Posted in thread: Easy way to reuse yeast? on 10-25-2013 at 01:50 PM
Hehe. Using weird fonts doesn't make your post important. :D
Posted in thread: bottle sanitization: is it REALLY necessary? on 10-25-2013 at 01:49 PM
For the hell of it, I sanitized my latest batch of bottles for brewing via iodophor. It took
surprisingly little time--just enough time to rinse each bottle with iodophor solution, and
drain it. I did...
Posted in thread: bottle sanitization: is it REALLY necessary? on 10-22-2013 at 12:16 PM
I mistakenly poured an expensive DIPA into an unsanitized carboy for primary. I wash and rinse
them extensively, and keep them covered, but I typically sanitize at the time of filling them,
it was jus...
Posted in thread: bottle sanitization: is it REALLY necessary? on 10-21-2013 at 12:03 PM
first, there's a difference between SANITIZED and STERILIZEDit's just good practice to keep
everything sanitized, including bottles. sterilized is overkillI rinse bottles after drinking.
keep them in ...
Posted in thread: Easy way to reuse yeast? on 10-21-2013 at 12:00 PM
Instead of paying $5+ for a packet of yeast, is it feasible to use the sediment of a secondary
fermentation of a beer that used the same yeast required by the beer that you're trying to
Posted in thread: bottle sanitization: is it REALLY necessary? on 10-21-2013 at 11:30 AM
I used to be a complete prude when it came to sterilizing my bottles when it came time to
bottle my brews. However, there have been numerous times in the recent past that I had simply
run out of steri...
Posted in thread: Need something better than cardboard for storing bottles... on 09-27-2013 at 04:36 PM
I do this. You can fit most longneck case boxes in sideways. Check the curb and craig's
list.How do you deal about the sediment when you have bottles sideways?