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  • Posted in thread: Diacetyl in a variety of sours on 03-29-2013 at 03:45 AM
    the diacetyl is likely being produced by pediococcus. i get the same butteriness when i bottle
    some of my sours, and like you it takes a month or two to dissipate. i reyeast with a neutral
    wine strain...

  • Posted in thread: alternative to turbid mashing? on 03-29-2013 at 03:36 AM
    turbid mashing has a lot to do with gelatinization of an unmalted wheat component. i have had
    good luck doing a cereal mash on the unmalted wheat instead. check out my procedure at

  • Posted in thread: First Sour Beer, Big Batch! on 10-16-2012 at 08:36 PM
    i would just primary the initial six gallons in the demijohn to avoid having to rack the beer.
    you can definitely utilize the demijohn with the solera method - I would replace 5 gallons
    every year or ...

  • Posted in thread: thesis ideas for homebrew on 09-22-2012 at 12:36 AM
    Chad Yakobson did brett. you could do lacto or pedio, or the relationship between brett and
    pedio. maybe the effect of vessels (plastic, glass, steel, wood, concrete) on mixed

  • Posted in thread: Lambic in an old wine barrel? on 09-17-2012 at 08:38 PM
    Fill the whole thing at once. 55 gallons of headspace will almost certainly give it too much
    oxygen and you'll have an acetobacter runaway.i agree - you can whip up the 5 gal "starter"
    first and let i...

  • Posted in thread: calling all disc golfers..... on 08-08-2012 at 11:09 PM
    I've been playing casually for about four years, used to live close to golden gate park in SF
    so I got 18 in on a weekly basis for a while. just got back from park city, UT and played the
    most fun cou...

  • Posted in thread: Scandinavian Brewing Sticks on 08-08-2012 at 03:17 AM
    fascinating. your write-up prompted a little research on my part, which led me to this beer
    hunter article: like the sticks were pretty sticky, so I would think they would be hung
    somewhere and not w...

  • Posted in thread: Leaky Barrel. Plus Mold. on 08-03-2012 at 08:28 PM
    I had a similar (albeit less extensive) issue with a small leak around the perimeter of the
    head of my barrel. i just cleaned it up with a paper towel and some vodka and waxed the
    perimeter of the hea...

  • Posted in thread: One of my assistant brewers is pretty handy with a camera on 07-27-2012 at 11:33 PM
    great pics! your setup looks sweet too.

  • Posted in thread: LA homebrewing/craft beer videos on 07-17-2012 at 05:45 PM
    a local production team just put together a short video about the LA homebrewing and craft beer
    scene. I was interviewed as the "homebrewer," and my local homebrew club (pacific gravity) got
    some love...