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Posted in thread: can it be done...lager starter on 03-31-2013 at 06:22 PM
Can I build up a big enough starter for a 12gal batch of 1050 lager in a 2 liter flask? How
many times would I need to build it up?
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping unhealthy wtf? on 10-04-2012 at 03:30 PM
As for infecting the beer, hop resins coat the outer surface of bactia and other microbes and
inhibit their ability to reproduce or do anything. Dry hopping has a similar effect of yeast.
Posted in thread: Primary Fermentation then Dry-Hop on 07-16-2012 at 02:39 AM
From my experience, a secondary is a must in order to get the maximum aroma from the dry hop
addition. Dry hopping in the primary has been a waste in comparison.If your not getting enough
dry hop char...
Posted in thread: Primary Fermentation then Dry-Hop on 07-14-2012 at 01:47 PM
I've found that hop bags are unnessesary and counterproductive for dry hopping. If you have the
ability to cold crash, just freeball those hops in the carboy. They will drop out of solution
when you c...
Posted in thread: whirlpooling on 05-29-2012 at 06:43 PM
I finally got a diverter which allows me to pull wort from the side of my kettle instead of the
middle. I've atempted twice to do a whirlpool and neither were successful. I'm interested to
hear from p...
Posted in thread: any advice on comings? on 04-17-2012 at 07:35 PM
Yea, my autocorrect changed finings to comings. Sorry for the confusion. And the slighty sexual
connotation.Yea I normally use whirfloc in my boil but like I said, I ran out. So I'm
Posted in thread: any advice on comings? on 04-17-2012 at 04:51 PM
I was brewing a double batch. I mashed in what is normally my boil kettle and the false bottom
for it really sucks. All kinds of grain matter got through and to top it off I ran out of
whirfloc! So I'...
Posted in thread: FWH Amarillo on 03-19-2012 at 04:36 PM
I'm assuming when you fwh you are removing those hops before the boil gets going. Looking at
his recipe it looks like he's leaving them in and using the fwh for bittering as well.
Posted in thread: FWH Amarillo on 03-19-2012 at 01:52 AM
I wouldn't worry about the alpha per say. However amarillo has unusually high mercyne
(spelling), which when boiled a lot can have a petrolium taste. And since amarillo is so scarce
this year I would ...
Posted in thread: Unexplained loss of C02!!!!!! on 03-19-2012 at 01:31 AM
Yea, make sure your tank is all the way open and keep in mind that everything shrinks in the
fridge. So an hour or two after first putting your tank in the fridge, go back in to retighten
all your con...