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Posted in thread: First Competition? on 01-27-2015 at 01:53 PM
Competitions are all over the place. You could easily get a 20 point differential between
judges and competitions with the same beer.That's overstated. There are variations, but it is
HIGHLY unlikely ...
Posted in thread: OxiClean Concentration on 01-27-2015 at 01:16 PM
Oxiclean Versatile Free.Also, read this article about homeade PBW. I made ten pounds of it for
Posted in thread: How to Brew Better IPAs on 01-27-2015 at 03:34 AM
With respect to the pale ale vs. IPA specs, as a BJCP judge, imho the lines are changing.If I
could write the guidelines, only IBU and ABV would be the difference. Sub 6.5% ABV, sub 50
IBUs= pale ale....
Posted in thread: Fermentation Question on 01-26-2015 at 06:52 PM
Step away from the fermenter and let the yeast do what it has been doing for thousands of
years. You will have beer.^This.They would probably use the oxygen you introduced, but at this
point you would...
Posted in thread: How to Brew Better IPAs on 01-26-2015 at 06:46 PM
I personally use flaked barley in almost everything (4 ounces is MAGIC for head
formation/retention), but carapils does seem to help, too.Interesting. I'm about to brew an IPA
that's a shot at Maine B...
Posted in thread: How to Brew Better IPAs on 01-26-2015 at 06:24 PM
Also there is no need for Carapils. Head retention in a hoppy beer is always good.I don't know,
I find Carapils helps with body too, even sub 1.010 IPAs I've brewed.
Posted in thread: How important is it to recheck Spec. Grav? on 01-26-2015 at 06:22 PM
At 5.5 weeks, it's done. Take your FG for your records and package. The beer will probably look
darker and be very clear, if the yeast are dropping out, it's done.
Posted in thread: Batch Sparging: Slow vs. Wide Open? on 01-17-2015 at 04:09 PM
Hello all. I use a 10 gal home depot cooler for my mash tun; are there any reasons or
advantages to slow sparging instead of just opening the valve wide open after vorlauf?ThanksI
start slow, vorlauf,...
Posted in thread: Talk me off the kegging ledge... on 01-16-2015 at 04:52 PM
So doing this, and left it overnight, both the tank pressure and regulator pressure needles
dropped. I have a new set of washers coming in the mail today, but does this mean it is only
the tank connec...
Posted in thread: New brewer mistake on 01-16-2015 at 02:55 AM
I never realized that Saisons were so..thin.To add to m00ps point, Saison yeast is also rumored
to descend from wine strains, which produce a lot of glycerine, adding again to mouthfeel. 3711