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Posted in thread: Dry Yeast to help carbonate a high alc content Belgian on 12-21-2010 at 05:44 AM
If you're using simple sugar to prime and carb with you can add almost any dry wine yeast at
bottling and get carbonation pretty quickly. I've got a 16.5% Barleywine that I used 1/4 of a
sachet of Red...
Posted in thread: Dry Yeast to help carbonate a high alc content Belgian on 12-08-2010 at 05:10 AM
No, don't do that, it will be inconsistent. Rack out the beer into a container, make up a yeast
starter with a small amount of water to re-hydrate it, and add it to the total batch. Then when
you add ...
Posted in thread: Dry Yeast to help carbonate a high alc content Belgian on 12-04-2010 at 05:52 AM
Thanks for the replies. I think I'll try washing the yeast out of primary, build a starter, and
then add fermenting starter to the bottles via pipet.
Posted in thread: Dry Yeast to help carbonate a high alc content Belgian on 12-02-2010 at 06:13 AM
I keg the majority of my beers and force carbonate but want to bottle a few beers from a high
alc content Belgian (~11.5%). I was going to add a few grains of dry yeast to each bottle to
ensure the bo...
Posted in thread: Kilkenny availability in the US on 10-30-2010 at 06:44 AM
Does anyone know if Kilkenny is distributed in the US, and if so where? I'm in AZ and would
like to get a bottle/can or 2 for a friend who loves this beer. Open to a beer swap.
Posted in thread: Stone XI Anniversary Clone on 05-24-2010 at 05:21 AM
Overall the beer is really close in overall flavor. The hops are pretty much dead on IMO. I
need to do a blind side by side test though. The most noticeable difference is in the body-mine
has a thinne...
Posted in thread: Brew pubs in San Jose on 03-24-2010 at 06:29 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions, looks like there are a few worth checking out. I am a hop head
too so will definitely need to check out that BevMo.
Posted in thread: Brew pubs in San Jose on 03-17-2010 at 06:43 AM
I'll be in San Jose for 2 or 3 nights in May, any suggestions for brew pubs in the area? I've
been up through S.F. and North of there in the past, looking to stay local in the San Jose area
Posted in thread: Adding cherries in secondary on 08-02-2009 at 06:01 AM
no need to pit but I don't think you need to keep them in the secondary for six months. A
couple should be good enough.. So just throw them in whole?
Posted in thread: Adding cherries in secondary on 08-01-2009 at 11:32 PM
I'm planning on adding sweet cherries in secondary to mead. Is it best to cut and pit the
cherries or can they just be added whole? I plan on leaving them in secondary for at least 6