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Posted in thread: Insulation musings on 09-17-2015 at 07:07 PM
Do you have a picture of it?I think you are just talking about insulating foam board.Of the
camping pad or the floating lid? If the lid, I don't off-hand. Its the foam board insulation
from which peop...
Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 09-17-2015 at 07:00 PM
Posted in thread: Insulation musings on 09-17-2015 at 02:30 PM
I currently mash in a bucket and have no noticeable temp loss unless I open up to stir. I used
a cheap foam camping pad to insulate the bucket. I also cut a round lid from 2" extruded
Posted in thread: Taste difference between extract and whole grain on 09-16-2015 at 07:55 PM
I'm guessing it's because you're using crappy, possibly old, pre-hopped, no-boil extract kits.
I've not done extract in years, but I hear people make great beer with them. Maybe the extract
Posted in thread: So I made a rookie mistake, would like some advice on 09-16-2015 at 07:43 PM
You know I'm not really sure. Through the glass carboy I could feel the warmth, but it wasn't
like hot, and I know water in the 80s can feel warm to us. I need to start measuring more
Posted in thread: First IPA.. Very Cloudy/Hazy on 09-16-2015 at 07:34 PM
I've never made a wheat beer THAT muddy. It was really ugly looking, and not that great
tasting. I wonder if it was one of the last pulls and picked up too much yeast or something.
Posted in thread: First IPA.. Very Cloudy/Hazy on 09-16-2015 at 07:22 PM
Haze should be okay for a dry hopped IPA, like this: should not: been guilty of the latter
myself :DI had a Dunkelweizen from a brewpub in Grand Rapids that was at least that muddy. It
looked like c...
Posted in thread: First IPA.. Very Cloudy/Hazy on 09-12-2015 at 10:58 PM
Dryhopping leaves my beers cloudy.
Posted in thread: Do I really need a sparge arm? on 09-10-2015 at 04:45 PM
Since I use a bucket with a manifold for a mash tun, I have a plastic lid I drilled holes in. I
use another bucket for HLT and drain that through a short hose onto the perforated lid. 85% eff
Posted in thread: Can Saison Yeast (3711, Belle) Eat Maltodextrin? on 09-09-2015 at 04:08 PM
Lactose will add sweetness as well since its fully unfermentable. I wouldnt add maltodextrin at
bottling, maybe try adding it a week before. Also youd be able to taste it and see if its to