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Posted in thread: How to Manage large Hop additions in boil on 09-07-2015 at 04:04 PM
I use the 5 gallon nylon paint strainer bags from HD. My wife sewed a drawstring in the top. I
regularly use 6-8 oz in it for my IPA, like bellybuster said, just center the bag in the middle
of the ch...
Posted in thread: BJCP Competition - Question about timelines on 09-03-2015 at 06:53 PM
Its typical to rebrew the batch between rounds (for styles where fresher is better), such as
the NHC competition, where first round and final round are months apart. They specifically
state in the rul...
Posted in thread: What is causing this off flavor? on 08-10-2015 at 04:13 PM
I agree, dirty tap lines or oxidation. This happens to me with my super hoppy beers over time.
Be diligent about purging the keg with co2 before racking, and even purge your racking cane and
Posted in thread: Help, Tap handles not lining up on 06-22-2015 at 06:51 PM
You should be able to unthread the nut that threads on below the handle a half turn or so,
until the handle is facing the correct way. Then just tighten the handle and the nut against
each other to ke...
Posted in thread: lack of hop flavor on 06-19-2015 at 12:58 AM
But Sierra Nevada does bottle condition, as does Deschutes.. Deschutes carbonates with fresh
wort I've been told, te bottle conditioning results in a much more shelf stable product due to
Posted in thread: Help with my first recipe attempt APA on 06-17-2015 at 04:11 PM
I think its probably the Centennial. I recently made a single hop Centennial pale that had
incredible fruity pebbles/ skittles aroma and flavor. It faded back a bit after a week in the
keg, but i love...
Posted in thread: No head on my Stout on 06-13-2015 at 12:40 AM
Aha, 15.5 oz bottles is the problem! If I recall, its one sugar drop per 12 oz beer, and two
drops for a 22 oz beer, so lack of sugar makes sense if you only used one drop per 15.5 oz
beer, which is 3...
Posted in thread: How often does your Keezer turn on? on 06-13-2015 at 12:30 AM
Once you fill that bad boy with beer it will cycle much less, thermal mass helps a lot with
Posted in thread: No head on my Stout on 06-12-2015 at 08:36 PM
What temperature have you kept the bottles at? Ideally you want 70 degrees or even a bit
higher. Flip the bottles over to mix the yeast and sugars again, and give them another week or
two at plus 70 d...
Posted in thread: too much Krausen ? on 05-31-2015 at 06:53 PM
Nope, no worries. As you can see everything is pushing out, so there really isn't any way for
nasties to get in.. Just clean it up with sanitizer and you should be fine. Next time use a
blow off tube ...