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Posted in thread: Adventures in Dry Hopping on 01-22-2013 at 06:05 PM
Next time just toss in the hops no bag. But do use a sanitized hop bad tied over the end of
your racking cane when you siphon. Same effect in the end without the trouble.
Posted in thread: How cold is too cold for storing beer for conditioning? on 01-14-2013 at 03:29 PM
Where does this 70 degrees # come from for bottle conditioning. If the beer fermented at say 64
degrees would in not also condition at the same temp? same yeast, why bring up to 70? Will it
not carb u...
Posted in thread: Senke keg fermenter on 01-10-2013 at 07:14 PM
@phunhog, do you use a normal racking cane? Is it stainless? How you you tell how deep you are
with the racking cane so not to pick up trub? if pushing w/ C02 do you just connect a short
lead into the...
Posted in thread: does all grain beer taste better than extract? or is it just an experience thing? on 01-04-2013 at 06:57 PM
Some will say yes...I say it depends on the style. Some styles/ingredients need to be mashed in
where some do not (like rye and oatmeal.) You can make great beers with extract but all grain
adds a cha...
Posted in thread: cold crash then bottle condition?? on 01-04-2013 at 06:50 PM
Well I didn't use a bottling bucket. I racked directly off the top id say 1/3 of the carboy
into each bottle before putting the rest in the keg. I realize the yeast isn't dead, i just
wasn't sure if i...
Posted in thread: cold crash then bottle condition?? on 01-04-2013 at 06:37 PM
Ok so here is what I did. (First off let me explain that I have never bottle conditioned
before, I went right to kegging from the get go.) So I had about 6 gallons of finished IPA in
the 2ndary and I ...
Posted in thread: Water from water heater tank for brewing on 01-03-2013 at 06:42 PM
Huh...I always fill my HLT with hot water from the tap. I figure heating it from 90 degrees
will take less time than from 40. The water will be boiled at the end of the process anyway. Is
there any pr...
Posted in thread: British 1098 for Red Rye IPA? on 12-20-2012 at 09:08 PM
The beers are in the 2ndary. Dry hopping the 1098 with amarillo, willamette, fugles, and
hallertau that I had in the fridge. Hope they complement the british style. At the transfer the
beer taste pret...
Posted in thread: British 1098 for Red Rye IPA? on 11-30-2012 at 02:23 PM
I'm about to do a 12 gallon batch of Red Rye IPA (similar to Founders Red Rye) and I was
thinking about splitting the batch and using 2 different yeasts. The recipe call for 1056 which
I have done bef...
Posted in thread: heat shield for ball valve? on 11-05-2012 at 06:07 PM
I just used a tin can, cut and flattened out. wedge it between the brew stand and the kettle
below the sight glass. looks like crap but works