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  • Posted in thread: Dry Hopping - grinding your pellets first? on 03-18-2015 at 09:07 PM
    I tried to do some searching regarding this topic, but came up empty.Listening to a podcast
    yesterday on a pretty routine dry hop technique used in commercial breweries- that is, to blow
    some CO2 into...

  • Posted in thread: Lagunitas Sucks clone? on 12-21-2014 at 09:17 PM
    Did they start making it a year round beer? I know 6 packs are hard to find here but quarts are
    everywhere. The brown shugga has been hard for me to find but it is available at the moment.
    Had my firs...

  • 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...

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