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Posted in thread: Cider isn't clearing, too late for pectin enzyme? on 05-05-2015 at 05:07 PM
My unfiltered cider we just finished up never did clear (most sat in our fridge for 3-4
months). But it wasn't yeast in suspension, it was from the apples. Tasted really good and I
had no desire for i...
Posted in thread: Anyone ever brewed with pine needles? on 05-04-2015 at 04:49 PM
Do you have the recipe?Surely, here it is. Spruced Winter Warmer14 lbs Pale malt4 oz chocolate
malt4 oz C404 oz C804 oz Special BChinook, 1 oz FWH, 1 oz @ 10 minute4 oz spuce tips @ 10 min,
3 oz spruc...
Posted in thread: Anyone ever brewed with pine needles? on 05-04-2015 at 03:16 PM
I made a winter warmer (lightly spiced) last August. Sad I only have about 8 left. But we
harvested the freshly sprouted tips from white spruce. They were a very light green and very
soft. So I think ...
Posted in thread: Get wine taste out of fermenter on 05-01-2015 at 05:25 PM
Agree, all of my buckets get a 24 hour soak of Oxy-Clean Free. I use the same buckets for wine
and beer. Never had a problem with beer picking up wine accents. Heavily hopped beers create
Posted in thread: Which kind of base malt should I buy? on 05-01-2015 at 05:15 PM
Eventually I think you should try all of the bases. I've kind of gone in this order: US 2-row,
Pilsner, US Pale (kilned a little higher), Marris Otter, and Vienna. After brewing multiple
beers with th...
Posted in thread: First lager mishaps; or, How Screwed Am I? on 05-01-2015 at 05:00 PM
Agree with others. Also I think you want to temper your expectations on recreating an American
Light Lager. Its both silly and frustrating that what we perceive to be a commodity type beer
is also one...
Posted in thread: When using fresh liquid yeast why should I make a starter? on 05-01-2015 at 01:19 PM
I would say try making starters for your next 3 brews and compare vs vial only pitches. Then
you have your own data set. I would be surprised if you determined that starters were not
beneficial. I wou...
Posted in thread: Yeast 101 for a noob on 04-30-2015 at 07:04 PM
Hey Hugh Brew, welcome!The 2 major liquid yeast providers have excellent descriptions and stats
about their yeast strains. I would think that Fermentis, Danstar, etc have similar listings for
Posted in thread: Help, added yeast by mistake to finished wine on 04-30-2015 at 01:18 PM
Welcome to the forums first of all! I really don't think 1/2 tsp of yeast (which probably
doubled with the sugar) is enough to cause any issues of decomposition flavors. Think about the
Posted in thread: Bohemian Pilsner - what to do? High OG on 04-28-2015 at 02:18 PM
I wouldn't dilute after the fermentation starts. I guess I'd roll with the 1.071 beer and lager
longer. Should be tasty assuming you pitched a crap load of yeast.If you have a 6.5 gallon
bucket, you c...