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  • Posted in thread: New to using Oak cubes. Could use some tips. on 05-02-2016 at 08:16 PM
    Oak beans/cubes don't tend to lend the tannic overload that chips can; they tend to have a more
    rounded oak quality to them that is closer to barrel. I have not worried about tannins myself
    when I've ...

  • Posted in thread: Does this SCOBY look okay? on 04-30-2016 at 01:50 PM
    Oh, I understand now. I thought you had made up a batch of tea a few months ago and have just
    been letting it sit since then.As for the ratio of water to sugar to tea: It is certainly
    flexible but you...

  • Posted in thread: Does this SCOBY look okay? on 04-29-2016 at 04:40 PM
    A scoby IS a biofilm. Additionally, microbes don't "take over" a scoby, they "take over" the
    source of food (i.e. sweet tea in this case). Your kombucha will be full of varying bacteria
    and yeast that...

  • Posted in thread: Interesting German Brewing PDF on 04-29-2016 at 04:22 PM
    Actually it isn't at all. That's why we have double blind triangle tests!Here I have a second
    opportunity this week to tell a favorite story of mine in this regard. About 3 yrs ago I was
    asked to writ...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1187 ringwood ale problem on 04-25-2016 at 07:07 PM
    Im having the same issue ... its going on 72 hours and Im worried and wondering if I should
    repitch or dump my wort. I know its been a long time but do you know how long after it started
    or did it eve...

  • Posted in thread: Power cut and frozen yeast bank on 04-19-2016 at 08:49 PM
    So I had the power cut to the freezer over night and woke up this morning to find my frozen
    yeast bank defrosted.Should I makes starters, give them all a feed and start again?Will they be
    alright if I...

  • Posted in thread: Summer (Lite) Beer Suggestions on 04-19-2016 at 02:31 PM
    My wife asks often for me to try brewing a beer that is lighter.... I have tried a Kolsch and a
    Heffe for her, but she still is wanting a lighter beer...Looking at some extract kits (not an
    all grain ...

  • Posted in thread: Help with my saison on 04-15-2016 at 01:42 AM
    So... It's over 2 years later and I was clearing out what I thought were some empty kegs in my
    basement closet. Noticed one was full. No idea what it was since I thought I dumped this saison
    last summ...

  • Posted in thread: Should I believe the IBUs on Beersmith on 04-14-2016 at 01:55 PM
    In the settings you can change the steep/whirlpool temperature, which also affect the
    calculated IBUs from those additions. They are there - in the settings.

  • Posted in thread: Kombucha - loose black tea on 04-12-2016 at 09:39 PM
    Sarcasm coming.... you completely contaminated your contaminated batch of sweet tea and now
    it's going to turn sour and vinegary :DNo worries about the tea leaves. If you plan on reusing
    your scoby th...

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