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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
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