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Posted in thread: Bitter (Sour) Scottish Ales on 04-26-2016 at 07:03 PM
Like Hanglow said, s-04 is known to have a sour tang when fermented at certain temperatures. I
stopped usi g it myself for this reason. My advice would be to try a liquid Scottish ale yeast
next time ...
Posted in thread: Original gravity is too low. What can I do? on 04-26-2016 at 06:53 PM
So you sparged, then added plain water to get to 5 gallons? I assume you must be used to doing
that from extract brewing. With batch sparge all grain brewing you have your mash water, which
is run off...
Posted in thread: Saving Hydrated Dry Yeast for Smaller Batches? on 04-26-2016 at 06:34 PM
I often pitch 1.5 packs of 05 into my pale ales, afterwards I just fold the top of the packet
over, then put some 2" clear packing tape folded over that, I pinch the tape down until I can
see its seal...
Posted in thread: Fermentation question on 04-25-2016 at 11:35 PM
According to White Labs web site, 65-69 degrees... I would try and target the lower end of that
range. And that would be beer temp, not ambient room temp. The beer temp can be 5-8 degrees
hotter than ...
Posted in thread: Fermentation question on 04-25-2016 at 07:04 PM
There's no question that one vial of yeast will start fermenting in high gravity wort, the
question is how many undesirable flavors and esters will the yeast throw out as they try to
consume the sugar...
Posted in thread: Heady Topper- Can you clone it? on 04-24-2016 at 06:37 PM
For folks saying their clone attempt isn't bitter enough should consider another
variable...boil intensity. It does make a difference and it's a Big difference.Not sure why you
believe boil intensity ...
Posted in thread: Late aeration? on 03-19-2016 at 05:40 PM
From the Danstar FAQ:Quote:I always aerate my wort when using liquid yeast. Do I need to aerate
the wort before pitching dry yeast?No, there is no need to aerate the wort but it does not harm
Posted in thread: Late aeration? on 03-18-2016 at 11:00 PM
I would just let it be at this point. I've heard from several sources that aeration when using
dry yeast isn't necessary as they are magically packaged with all of the oxygen they need...
that being s...
Posted in thread: How much does Brulosopher affect your brewing? on 03-12-2016 at 04:34 PM
I think the Brulosophy website is great! Once I found it I spent the next week reading through
all the xbmts. It has inspired me to try and brew my first lager after 5 years of brewing ales
Posted in thread: How to Clear Suspended hops in your Fermentor on 02-21-2016 at 05:23 PM
Yes cold crashing would definitely help. After its cold you should add gelatin (half a pack
stirred in cold water, microwaved in 15 second bursts until it gets to 150-160 degrees, dump
into cold beer)...