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Posted in thread: Adding blackberries to the brew? on 10-13-2015 at 06:30 AM
If you have the option, kegging the beer and keeping it cold can delay bacteria from taking
hold and will preserve the fruit flavor for longer. If you bottle, then keeping the bottles
cold helps as we...
Posted in thread: Adding blackberries to the brew? on 10-12-2015 at 06:22 PM
That looks like a simialr product to starsan. I woudl dunk the berries in that before putting
into the beer.YOud better get used to the idea of sanitizing because you are not making good
beer without ...
Posted in thread: Adding blackberries to the brew? on 10-11-2015 at 04:43 PM
I agree with what dmtaylor said above about Campden tablets as well, but prefer not to add
sulfites to my beers. I'll add that if you put in TOO FEW blackberries, all you get is a
washed-out flavor an...
Posted in thread: Adding blackberries to the brew? on 10-11-2015 at 04:38 PM
MrCat is asking about adding fruit that he can pick, so lets skip talk about extracts and
processed fruit.There are a couple ways you can add the fruit and reduce the likelihood of
turning your beer i...
Posted in thread: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 08-06-2015 at 06:44 PM
great looking kettle, sign me up!
Posted in thread: Pulled Pork Porter Hop on 06-25-2015 at 08:17 PM
Just smoke about 30% of the base malt with the pork. Put the malt on some stainless mosquito
screen and spray with water every now and then to help the malt pick up the smoke flavor. Taste
the malt as...
Posted in thread: Barleywine with spruce tips on 06-02-2015 at 06:02 AM
What kind of spruce?I have used Sitka Spruce tips in the past and added 500g at 5 min from
flameout for a 6-gallon batch. Sitka tips are mellow and fruity, but other spruce are generally
more bitter a...
Posted in thread: Primary Fermenter Blew up! on 05-26-2015 at 08:53 PM
The problem here is that Belle Saison yeast is a beast and 2 packets of it at 86F resulted in
excessive activity and probably clogging of the blow-off with krausen. I usually start this
yeast around 7...
Posted in thread: Whirlpool issues - I need more power captain... on 05-26-2015 at 08:47 PM
Huh, hadn't thought of that. Will have to try "jump starting" my whirlpool with a spoon next
time and see if the pump will then maintain a stronger whirlpool. Great idea.
Posted in thread: Adding orange to secondary - Peel, Zest or Juice on 05-19-2015 at 09:30 PM
Since you are lagering, my recommendation is to add the juice to the primary, then transfer to
a secondary for the lagering phase. Juice in the secondary will work fine, but you would be
better off ad...