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Posted in thread: Broken Bottle on 06-07-2016 at 05:54 PM
Already done. They're in my basement (which is cooler) now.It was 90F yesterday and my neighbor
must have thought I was a weirdo walking outside with my giant Carhartt jacket, leather gloves
and a fac...
Posted in thread: Broken Bottle on 06-07-2016 at 05:42 PM
I've become paranoid these days with bottle bombs after having one in the past. I came home
yesterday to find one of my beer broken in the case and immediately started to flip out. I
popped the cap on...
Posted in thread: My First "Sour": Gose on 06-03-2016 at 01:49 PM
Thanks everyone for all of the help on my first attempt. Its out of my hands right now with the
yeast pitched and going strong. Look forwar to the results, but you eased my mind along the
Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 06-01-2016 at 07:59 PM
I had my first tasting last night after less than a week bottled (I couldn't resist). It's
clearly still got some priming sugar sweetness as its not yet fully carbed, but this is going
to be really go...
Posted in thread: My First "Sour": Gose on 06-01-2016 at 02:34 PM
Man, I thought the mashing process was going to be the easy part of this brew, but now I've got
something else to worry about. I mashed last night and got horrible efficiency. Something tells
me the w...
Posted in thread: My First "Sour": Gose on 05-31-2016 at 05:07 AM
So the good news is that the starter is really clean. The bad news is that I'm not sure whether
I have a good culture of lacto. For my grains I had ordered an uncrushed pound of acid malt
Posted in thread: Post your infection on 05-26-2016 at 03:15 PM
I can't believe I'm doing this, but is this the beginnings of an infection? I'm thinking yeast
rafts, but the beer went from clear to this between weeks 4 and 5 in fermentor. It was sticky
sticky and ...
Posted in thread: Cleanest ale beer on 05-24-2016 at 04:28 PM
Oh I forgot about 007! That was a great yeast to use, too. Not super clean, but the yeast
flavors it gives are very nice and go well with almost any style. For me, as long as the temp
stayed below 66F...
Posted in thread: My First "Sour": Gose on 05-24-2016 at 03:29 PM
No growing a culture from unmilled grains so I'm inoculating at a much lower rate, but I fear
that at 95F for that long the pH will drop too low, is this a worry, or does it require more
than 4 days t...
Posted in thread: sufficient yeast from harvest starter? on 05-24-2016 at 03:21 PM
Should be fine. If you want to let the vitality starter go for a little bit longer just to get
it really going, you won't hurt anything by letting your cool wort sit in the carboy for a
couple hours p...