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  • Posted in thread: Cold crash, air lock sucking on 09-30-2014 at 09:32 PM
    The cold crash suckback has always bothered me and I've never accepted the recommendations not
    to worry about the air that comes back into the fermenter. It absolutely is an oxidation risk
    and as you'...

  • Posted in thread: Distilled Water for Porter - do I HAVE to add carbonates? on 09-27-2014 at 04:36 PM
    You guys were very right, when plugging all this info into Bru'n Water, my pH would be down
    around 5.2 @ RT (0.3 lower than what EZ Water said). So I'm decreasing the Cl And SO3 a bit and
    adding in a ...

  • Posted in thread: Distilled Water for Porter - do I HAVE to add carbonates? on 09-26-2014 at 02:22 PM
    Thank you guys, I'll probably start playing around with Bru'n Water then which I already had
    downloaded anyway. And appreciate the recommendation to lower the minerals. Will give that a
    try! Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Distilled Water for Porter - do I HAVE to add carbonates? on 09-26-2014 at 06:03 AM
    I'm brewing a small batch of robust porter (2'ish gallons)... if I plug my grist into E-Z water
    calculator, with no salt additions of any kind, it gives me a room temp mash pH of 5.63
    (references opti...

  • Posted in thread: Major oxidation in recently bottled beer... on 09-16-2014 at 01:01 AM
    So this is one of the weirdest things I've encountered yet in brewing. I'm finally getting
    around to dumping every bottle as they don't taste very good to me- that super old stale beer
    flavor. So I'm ...

  • Posted in thread: Experience with Honey Malt in Pale Ales? on 09-11-2014 at 12:25 AM
    I recently brewed an IPA using honey malt. Background, the last decade of my life has consisted
    of drinking dry, light, hoppy as hell So-Cal IPA's from Pizza Port, Alpine, Societe, Ballast
    etc etc. So...

  • Posted in thread: Major oxidation in recently bottled beer... on 09-06-2014 at 10:14 PM
    I recently had a batch of saison show major oxidation from the first bottle I uncapped after 3
    weeks of bottle conditioning. Between that first bottle (which was just somewhat oxidized), and
    all the r...

  • Posted in thread: Saison, the blank canvas of brewing on 08-25-2014 at 12:10 AM
    I'm drinking a saison right now that I brewed about 1.5 months ago. I used Wyeast 3711. I get a
    nice peppery flavor from it and it's getting even better as it ages. When I first bottled it, I
    was extr...

  • Posted in thread: Adding gelatin to already Carb'd bottles on 08-24-2014 at 06:13 PM
    UPDATE: Last night, after 24 hours, it looked like the bottles with gelatin had a much larger
    sediment sinking towards the bottom, about half way down by then. Still hard to tell overall
    but will look...

  • Posted in thread: Adding gelatin to already Carb'd bottles on 08-23-2014 at 05:07 AM
    Wasnt completely happy with the flavor so I decided to experiment on a few bottles on a
    whim.Also this batch was more or less identical to a Saison I just brewed with Wyeast 3711...
    that eventually cl...

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