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Posted in thread: Water in St. Louis on 03-04-2014 at 03:16 AM
There is chloramine in the tap water. You should try to remove that with a charcoal filter or
campden tablets. I used to use tap water, but got a few judges comments about astringency. I
bought a RO w...
Posted in thread: Hefe with WY 3068 on 03-03-2014 at 06:57 PM
On a side note on the underpitching, could I use 1/2 smack pack for 2 5 galon carboys or that
will be way underpitched ?That would definitely be under-pitching by a bit, even for that
yeast. If the sm...
Posted in thread: How Long to "Lager" a California Common on 03-03-2014 at 03:55 PM
In late April this beer should still be good. You may lose a little hop aroma and flavor in
that time. It will definitely be nice and clear by then. As long as you purged the keg
headspace with CO2 af...
Posted in thread: Hefe with WY 3068 on 03-02-2014 at 04:43 AM
If you keep it at 62-65F during most of fermentation you should get a nice balance of cloves
and bananas. When fermentation is slowing raise it to 68-70F and it will finish off. By chance,
did you oxy...
Posted in thread: can beer mold? pic inside.... on 02-26-2014 at 10:34 PM
Give that skin stuff a taste. Could be a pellicle from an infection, maybe brett. Like I said,
dry hop it and then bottle. Watch the carbonation in the bottles routinely. If they start to
get a little...
Posted in thread: can beer mold? pic inside.... on 02-26-2014 at 10:22 PM
How does it smell and taste? Does it smell moldy and is it kinda hairy? And yes, mold can grow
on the surface of beer. I'd try to skim some of that stuff off and taste it. It could just be
yeast and t...
Posted in thread: Tower faucet questions on 02-26-2014 at 10:14 PM
If you have forward sealing Perlicks rinsing your faucets is probably not necessary. If I
wanted to rinse my faucets every night I would use a spray bottle filled with star san. Shoot a
couple of squi...
Posted in thread: Weihenstephaner Vitus Recipes Thoughts on 02-21-2014 at 03:24 AM
The recipe is good. The key to this beer is fermentation. Underpitch the yeast, keep wort
aeration low, and control fermentation temperatures. One might try decoction, but I think the
yeast derived fl...
Posted in thread: Astringent Taste in Beer on 02-17-2014 at 11:04 PM
One Step is not a sanitizer. It is a cleaner. You should try Iodophor, Star San or Sani Clean
for sanitizing. This may or may not be your problem, but it's important to clean(use OneStep or
Posted in thread: Bavarian Hefeweizen fermentation help on 02-15-2014 at 04:45 AM
That is a very high FG for a weizen, and it should have finished by 16 days. What temperature
was the beer fermented at? If you can, warm it up and give your bucket a swirl to stir the
yeast up a litt...