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Posted in thread: Adding artificial CO2 when bottling for ageing 20 years on 08-17-2016 at 09:58 PM
Growlers don't have a good reputation for sealing properly. The swing tops may be better, but
for 20 years a proper crown top is the way to go
Posted in thread: Adding artificial CO2 when bottling for ageing 20 years on 08-16-2016 at 02:44 PM
Long aged beers are a challenge, and oxygen is your enemy. I've tried bottling in many ways,
and in my experience (and consistent with advice found in many books) is that bottle
conditioning is best a...
Posted in thread: 10-42 Shandy on 06-24-2016 at 12:51 PM
So mine is brewed...and its pretty damned good. Mine isn't a "true" radler, in that it is near
full-strength with fruit flavour added by the addition of 4 cans of frozen pink lemonaid
concentrate. A m...
Posted in thread: 10-42 Shandy on 06-03-2016 at 02:50 PM
I'm doing a shandy (Helles + pink grapefruit juice concentrate) for the SWIMBO, and I'm pretty
sure I'm going to have to stabilize with meta+sorbate. Between the lager yeast, and the 5-7C
temp of my f...
Posted in thread: 10-42 Shandy on 06-02-2016 at 05:13 PM
Did you stabilize the beer to prevent refermentation? Or do you just rely on keeping it cold?To
clarify, i mean your first attempt with juice concentrate.
Posted in thread: Violating the Laws of Biochemistry and Alcohol on 05-26-2016 at 01:40 PM
Is your refractometer calibrated (i.e. reads '0' if water is used)? Alternatively, the yeast
would be packaged in a low-gravity solution; you may have simply drawn off a top-layer of the
Posted in thread: How many shoots.... on 05-12-2016 at 05:32 PM
How about words from an actual professional hop farmer? recommends 3 bines for aggressive
strains (cascade, centennial), 4 or more for less aggressive strains. Basically, you want as
many bines as po...
Posted in thread: Equipment for Yeast Study on 01-04-2016 at 07:57 PM
Pity... then maybe you could give me some name of the oil? I don't mean brand, I mean its
sort/type/whatever proper name by which it can be searched.Just "mineral oil" gives me a
million pages all abo...
Posted in thread: Equipment for Yeast Study on 01-04-2016 at 01:43 PM
I'd be dubious about paraffin oil; its made of lower-weight carbon compounds and may have a
solvent effect on the yeast (i.e. kill them).
Posted in thread: Equipment for Yeast Study on 01-03-2016 at 08:16 PM
What are your thoughts on the effectivness/need for taping up slants? Arn't the autoclavable
caps capable of giving a sufficient seal for dry-out protection?Cap-seals are generally good