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Posted in thread: Belle Saison and Brettanomyces on 07-08-2014 at 11:49 PM
The first 24-36 hours. Ester precursors are produced in that time period, so that's when you
need the control. The wet t-shirt method is probably good enough.Bryan
Posted in thread: Belle Saison and Brettanomyces on 07-08-2014 at 11:23 PM
Brett is not required, and you generally need prolonged ageing to get their character to really
shine through - I.e. summer will be over.You do need to worry about temps with saisins - too
much heat t...
Posted in thread: Adding gelatin without secondary or cold crashing? on 07-08-2014 at 11:18 PM
If you follow the link in my signature I have a couple of posts on using gelatin & the science
behind it. Long story short, the gelatin will clear your beer at warmer temps, but not as well
as at cool...
Posted in thread: homebrew podcasts on 07-08-2014 at 09:27 PM
He's just mad because he got slapped around after declaring that everyone who didn't share his
exact sense of humour was a stick-in-the-mud.
Posted in thread: homebrew podcasts on 07-08-2014 at 07:15 PM
Haven't seen Homebrew Talk mentioned.Never seen that one - thanx for giving me something new to
try - a test episode is already downloaded onto the phone, for listening on my bike ride home
Posted in thread: homebrew podcasts on 07-08-2014 at 04:06 PM
I don't think its weird at all - people often act very differently in person than they do in
more private settings (even when the private settings are being broadcast, I guess). I'm
probably nicer in-...
Posted in thread: homebrew podcasts on 07-08-2014 at 03:56 PM
but once you get to know their personalities, you get a lot more out of the humour...It's also
a pretty good yardstick to give you an idea of which of your fellow homebrewers are about as
Posted in thread: homebrew podcasts on 07-07-2014 at 08:21 PM
Basic Brewing and Beersmith are both great podcasts. The hosts on BrewingNetwork / Brewing With
Style / Brew Strong are intolerable, immature douchebags. They have minimum quotas per show of
Posted in thread: Missing Banana Esters, what am I doing wrong? on 07-07-2014 at 07:56 PM
Ester production depends on a few things - too much O2 at pitching time, over pitching, too
cool a fermentation temperature, and a lack of free amino nitrogen (usually from using extract)
can all limi...
Posted in thread: Sour Beers - Remaining Questions on 06-30-2014 at 06:59 PM
Sorry, missed this when replying.Very interesting, and certainly helps to explain the
differences between 100% Brett fermentations and mixed-fermentations. However, none of the
conditions you describe...