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Posted in thread: Carboy neck full of hops on 08-30-2013 at 05:30 PM
Yes, right as the head starts to crash, but while there is still some fermentation going on.
The article goes into some detail on this.
Posted in thread: New Judging Scoresheets? on 08-30-2013 at 02:19 PM
This thread is for all you competition entrants out there. We have all seen the traditional
BJCP scoresheets. These are the "essay" type ones where all the feedback is handwritten and a
Posted in thread: Potential centennial hop schedule on 08-30-2013 at 01:58 PM
If they have been vacuum sealed, I'll bet they are fine. I actually do an all Centennial IPA
with no hop additions until the 30 minute mark. In some circles, this is called "hop bursting".
I just do a...
Posted in thread: Styles you would like to see commercially on 08-30-2013 at 01:50 PM
I would love to see a good Old Ale on tap. I know that's a tall order, but I can still wish.
I'd settle for Bell's Third Coast (did I say "settle"?).
Posted in thread: Finding and Entering Competitions on 08-30-2013 at 01:45 PM
Just remember that beer competitions follow the "dog show" model. It's how well you conform to
a given set of standards (at least that is how it is supposed to work). Competitions are not a
great way ...
Posted in thread: Propane burner on 08-30-2013 at 01:33 PM
I discovered that nylon doesn't actually burn, it melts. And when it's in the form of shorts,
it sticks to you skin like nepalm. I'll have to give the leg hair thing a try.
Posted in thread: New brew kettle cleaning situation on 08-30-2013 at 01:24 PM
PBW (Powdered Brewery Wash) is the best overall cleaner I have ever used in the brewery. It is
not a sanitizer, it is an alkali based cleaner that cleans just about anything you throw at it.
It can be...
Posted in thread: Partial boil? on 08-30-2013 at 01:16 PM
A full boil gives you the advantage of higher hop utilization due to the lower overall gravity
of the wort. Also, with the lower gravity, you will get less darkening of the wort during the
boil - a hi...
Posted in thread: Quick! Any tips on dry hopping in a glass carboy?? on 08-30-2013 at 01:10 PM
Pellets are a lot easier to deal with in a carboy and is my standard method. A couple of ounces
of whole hops is a lot of volume to shove down that little hole. If you put them in a bag, I
don't see h...
Posted in thread: Bottle sediment on 08-30-2013 at 01:05 PM
As long as the person you give it to puts it in the fridge for a few days and lets it settle
out, it will be fine. If he is a beer judge, he will have plenty of experience dealing with,
and pouring co...