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Posted in thread: Sound the horns: Dumping a batch on 09-07-2013 at 06:14 PM
I love S05 for most beers but i've found that peach flavor can be quite overpowering in light
beers fermented on the cold side (low 60s). For some reason this yeast seems cleaner in the
high 60s. Beha...
Posted in thread: Check your thermometers! on 09-21-2008 at 12:15 AM
Make sure you have good batteries in your digital. I had a batch right before my digital
thermometer's batteries died and I way missed my efficiency due to inaccurate readings. Put in
new batteries an...
Posted in thread: Racking technique to Bottling Bucket for clarity? on 06-24-2008 at 01:56 AM
The 2" off the bottom seems like a good idea, especially when moving primary to secondary.I had
a feeling there was a better way than what I have been doing, dropping the autosiphon all the
way down. ...
Posted in thread: Racking technique to Bottling Bucket for clarity? on 06-23-2008 at 09:30 PM
I always use the hop bag over the racking cane when filtering out dry hops, but never when dry
hops weren't present. Makes sense, I will try using for others to filter out yeast.Your comment
Posted in thread: Racking technique to Bottling Bucket for clarity? on 06-23-2008 at 08:10 PM
What techniques do people use with an autosiphon to transfer from the secondary to the bottling
bucket to ensure the most clarity? Do you put the autosiphon all the way to the bottom, pump
and let go?...
Posted in thread: Are whole leaf hop worth the trouble on 04-28-2008 at 04:59 PM
I've been using whole leaf hops from Freshops just thrown in the wort. After cooling, I use an
autosiphon without any filter on the end to get as much wort into my ale pail as possible. I
have to clea...
Posted in thread: Tangy Taste on 04-17-2008 at 01:20 PM
Full boils and patience seem to have gotten rid of my "extract twang." I noticed a twang in the
first 4-6 weeks of my early partial wort boils, but after about 2 months of aging the twang
Posted in thread: Wort from kettle to primary technique on 04-16-2008 at 07:12 PM
Is there an advantage in using a stainless steel veggie strainer over a nylon 5 gal paint
strainer (other than it lasting longer)? Better aeration? If you use a strainer is that the
Posted in thread: Wort from kettle to primary technique on 04-16-2008 at 07:10 PM
bradsul- I've never had much luck with the whirlpooling. I read the wiki and did what I thought
was spec, but my autosiphon clogged immediately. I then tried putting a hop bag over the end of
Posted in thread: Wort from kettle to primary technique on 04-16-2008 at 03:31 PM
Getting the wort from the kettle to the primary (leaving the trub behind) has been the most
trouble I've had in my homebrewing. I've been mainly using leaf hops (about 3oz per 5gallon
batch), and I've...