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Posted in thread: Yet another question about saving yeast on 10-31-2013 at 07:06 PM
You can continue to decant off of the yeast layer that collects on bottom. You will want to
leave some of the wort on top of the yeast cake(a la White labs vials) which is more or less
what you have c...
Posted in thread: NB's Smashing Pumpkin Ale on 08-15-2013 at 02:32 AM
I've never been happy using pumpkin In a beer. The spices they add to commercial "pumpkin ales"
are 99.9% of the flavor In these beers anyhow. Pumpkin ends up being a sloppy mess weather you
Posted in thread: Chocolate Malt in Brown Ale on 04-24-2013 at 07:37 PM
For browns, us T&f brown if you can find it. Chocolate and darker roasted and black malts
should be 8-12oz tops(depending on the amount of base grains). If your only relying on those
malts for color 4...
Posted in thread: SERIOUSLY Sam Adams on 04-24-2013 at 07:32 PM
The only big downfall to Sam Adams now is they've hit that in between point. Their pulling the
BMC crowd, but still need to maintain the "micro" tag. It's nice to see them phasing out beers
Posted in thread: Extreme color change on 04-24-2013 at 07:16 PM
Unionrdr hit it on the head. I've had lagers that look like red ales when they hit secondary.
Take a 2-4oz sample glass and use that as your judge of color on each beer. Take notes
throughout the ferm...
Posted in thread: wine kit mishap..thoughts!? on 04-13-2013 at 09:43 AM
The wine should be fine. Have you pulled a sample to check for contamination? Old school guys
used to use buckets for primary(sanitized) with no lid at all and just a mesh bag over the top
to keep fru...
Posted in thread: Airlock bubbling after I pulled out dry hop bag on 08-02-2012 at 11:45 PM
The only variable you have to worry about in dry hopping is the bag itself. If it sits out in
an open area it can pick up a lot of different things, including bacteria that you don't want
in your beer...