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Posted in thread: Sour mash or sour wort ? on 03-14-2013 at 07:25 PM
I wouldn't call it a lot, but I've done the sour wort method three times now. Like all
fermentations, the time is going to be dependent on your temp and size of pitch. With 6.5gal of
1.035 wort held a...
Posted in thread: Sour mash or sour wort ? on 03-13-2013 at 11:18 PM
I'm a big fan of souring the wort instead of the mash. Next time try a standard mash/sparge,
then pitch your lacto starter into the ~100 degree wort. Hold it warm for a day or two (to
taste), then pro...
Posted in thread: Sour mash + roeselare Flanders Red? on 01-25-2013 at 10:48 PM
I did something similar a year ago with great results. I made an 8 gal batch of Flanders Red
with a pretty high mash temp as 5 gal was going in a club barrel with Roselare. But the extra 3
gal I split...
Posted in thread: 3-way Ball Valves on 10-12-2012 at 10:18 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a schematic. I'm ready to be done with sticky floors after brew day, but
those valves tend to not be cheap. Also I've seen L-type and T-type advertised, and I'm not
sure what ma...
Posted in thread: where is the cheapest place for a Nitrogen Draft System? on 10-21-2011 at 08:42 PM
That looks like a pretty good deal to me. I got a 22 cu. ft. nitrogen tank from
beveragefactory.com, and then found out that none of my local gas suppliers stock beer gas in
anything close to that siz...
Posted in thread: Coffee Type for my Porter on 04-14-2011 at 11:40 PM
Try to buy decent coffee. The last batch I added coffee to I used whatever Costco beans were
already in the cupboard. The amount of coffee flavor was just right, but my friend's comment on
the flavor ...
Posted in thread: What Kind of Circulation Pump To Get on 11-16-2007 at 09:27 PM
I picked up the cheapest fountain pump Home Depot had recently before doing much research on
what flow-rate would be necessary. It turned out to be around 100gph, and while it got the job
done, the fl...
Posted in thread: Importance of Thermometor Calibration on 11-16-2007 at 08:44 PM
I finally figured out the other day I've been having the same problem, but in the other
direction. My last two batches have refused to ferment lower than 1.028, and after checking my
thermometer, it a...
Posted in thread: Need Applewood Smoked Porter Recipe on 10-03-2007 at 11:09 PM
I made a batch based on that recipe last winter (it's from BYO right?). It was probably my
favorite beer I've made. I don't have my notes on hand, but I think I used half rauchmalt and
Posted in thread: Two tone yeast cake on 08-02-2007 at 12:03 AM
Yet another question on re-using yeast. I decided to try freezing a few test tubes of yeast,
but from a starter instead of a 5 gal batch, thinking it wouldn't require washing. I made a
starter, let it...