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Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Robust Porter on 01-05-2017 at 01:07 AM
I thought 8 oz of malto dextrine made the beer a little too sweet. I used Omega British ale
yeast and it finished at 1.020, so I added 32 oz of cold press coffee to cut the sweetness and
it really tur...
Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Robust Porter on 12-15-2016 at 11:50 PM
I have brewed this recipe every year for about 5 years now and it is one of my favorites.
Always in the line up right after the annual spiced pumpkin ale. This year I tried a new yeast
strain , Omega ...
Posted in thread: Cooling Wort on 08-14-2016 at 07:24 PM
Not ruined as long as your fermenter was properly sanitized and sealed during the 24 hour
period. Go ahead and pitch your yeast and let it ferment. The only way to know if it has an
infection is to ta...
Posted in thread: Metallic taste? on 08-14-2016 at 02:29 PM
I had this issue for quite sometime and finally realized that soaking my immersion chiller in a
bucket of Star San for several hours was a bad thing. Using that Star San in my fermenters
seemed to cau...
Posted in thread: stuck at 1.020 (new problem) on 05-10-2016 at 01:33 PM
I Used the end of a plastic mash paddle to strip the yeast cake in the 6.5'gal glass carboy. I
don't think that oxidation is possible since I pushed everything with co2 after primary. But
there is a d...
Posted in thread: stuck at 1.020 (new problem) on 05-10-2016 at 03:46 AM
I just experienced this same exact senario. Pitched a nice healthy starter of Omega DIPA yeast
and it stopped at 1.023 after 2 weeks. Started at 1.069. I used 2 lbs of crystal 40 and 8 oz of
Posted in thread: Phenol/Chlorophenol Smell and Taste on 01-08-2015 at 09:25 PM
I finally figured out the culprit for this problem. It was simply the soaking of the oxidized
copper immersion chiller in the star San solution for too long. I assume most people sanitize
Posted in thread: How do I get rid of Hopshot residue in my tubing?!? on 01-05-2015 at 03:49 PM
I used 10 ml of hop-shot in my heady topper clone in addition to the 15 oz of late hops and dry
hops. Right now i'm 4-5 weeks in and my beer is green from all the hops! I really think the
recipe is to...
Posted in thread: Blichman Top Tier on 11-14-2014 at 09:37 PM
The block of wood isn't really necessary doing 5 gallon batches. When I do 10 gal batches I
slide it under the post when the stand is in place. Also it is perfectly level on my patio. I
use a bubble l...
Posted in thread: Leaf Hop Absorption Measured on 07-21-2014 at 02:59 PM
Just wanted to add my .02 cents. I made an IPA last night (7/20/14) and used 7 oz of dried
whole leaf hops that I ordered from Hopsdirect.com in 1 lb bags. They are very dry and absorbed