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Posted in thread: Lager fermentation question on 06-17-2014 at 01:38 PM
You are rightGreen apple flavour is acetaldehyde, an intermediate step in the formation of
alcohol. The beer needs more conditioning time. I plan to lager for 5 to 6 weeksThanks
Posted in thread: Lager fermentation question on 06-17-2014 at 06:23 AM
After 18 days in the fermenter at 50F I took my Munich Helles out for a diacetyl rest. The
carboy spent 3 full days at room temp. The temp probe read 62F. The gravity was 1.012 which was
the target. T...
Posted in thread: Lager fermentation question on 05-23-2014 at 05:08 AM
Good point about racking after the diacetyl rest. Thanks
Posted in thread: Lager fermentation question on 05-22-2014 at 04:42 AM
Thanks everyone!Should I keg the cold fermented Helles then let it rise to room temp outside
the freezer over a few days then put it back in the freezeer with other kegged beers and drop
the temp down...
Posted in thread: Lager fermentation question on 05-21-2014 at 09:17 PM
I just brewed my first lager, a Munich HellesI have one chest freezer with a Ranco temp
controller. The lager is fermenting in there at 10C and my finished beer is in the freezer too.
When it is time ...
Posted in thread: Sharp's Doom Bar Clone on 05-15-2014 at 03:39 PM
I never got around to making the Doom Bar clone.Now that you bring it up, I should give it a
try. I am not a good extract brewer, so my advice will be of questionable value. I have much
Posted in thread: Reverse Osmosis water for extract Brown Porter? on 01-23-2014 at 05:41 AM
In extract brewing,For a malty beer like porter, is it a good idea to add some calcium
chloride? Ca to help the yeast do their thing and Cl to enhance the malty flavour?Would
addition of CaCl just mak...
Posted in thread: Reverse Osmosis water for extract Brown Porter? on 01-23-2014 at 03:37 AM
Hi AllI am going to brew Jamil Zainasheff's Brown Porter (extract version, full boil) from the
Brewing Classic Styles book. Can I use just reverse osmosis water? Will enough calcium be
present for the...
Posted in thread: Using the yeast cake on 01-15-2014 at 10:33 PM
So, My American Pale Ale is fermenting in the 6 gallon Carboy. The yeast is WLP-001. Can I just
put new wort into the carboy after I transfer the current beer to my keg?The American Pale is
Posted in thread: Yeast advice for American Pale Ale on 01-10-2014 at 06:26 PM
Thanks for the tip