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Posted in thread: To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In on 01-17-2011 at 06:04 PM
Read this thread, all the questions about the howsand whys have been asked and answered a dozen
times in here already....Glass or plastic? How do I dry hop? How's it work????? Do I lager in
Posted in thread: Shaking your primary on 01-17-2011 at 03:54 PM
When is it appropriate to shake your primary? What is the purpose (logic) behind doing this? Is
more better? Is there a critical window? Point after which you never shake?If you adopt the
Posted in thread: Preparing for a competition on 01-17-2011 at 03:24 PM
What is the best way to carbonate your beer for a competition? Carbonate in a keg, then
transfer to a few bottles. Or, bottle condition the ones you will be sending to competition? Do
you risk deducti...
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping on 01-17-2011 at 02:58 PM
Here are my thoughts on dry hopping. I want to wait to get the hops into the beer after there
is sufficient alcohol to avoid problems with any contaminants from the hops (and bag). I also
want to get ...
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping on 01-17-2011 at 02:45 PM
I've read a lot of methods for dry hopping, but not real explanation of why its done when its
done. When is the best time to dry hop? What are the merits and flaws of the following times?1)
Posted in thread: To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In on 01-16-2011 at 11:17 PM
I think we absolutely are still on topic. If we are to accept the new paradigm of life without
secondary fermenters, the there will inevitably be some questions in regards to "how do I
Posted in thread: To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In on 01-16-2011 at 03:19 PM
Also, if I choose to skip the secondary process, can I just dry-hop in the keg? If I use a
sanitized tea ball, then how long can I leave it in the keg? Week? Month? Whole time there is
beer in the keg...
Posted in thread: To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In on 01-16-2011 at 03:09 PM
It's not an art....guys, we all move our beers, from the basement lager up to the kitchen, or
from the brewing closet up to the table to rack to the bottling bucket. We kick stuff up all
the time, and...
Posted in thread: Fermenting low on 01-11-2011 at 11:31 PM
So, how do you accomplish getting fermentable sugars, low final gravity and still having a beer
with a little roundness to the body. Not wee heavy body, but a sufficient backbone.
Posted in thread: Fermenting low on 01-11-2011 at 09:13 PM
If your mash pH is off, you may not be getting proper enzyme activity. Do you do a starch
conversion test? Do you test with a pH meter?No and No. I'm thinking of trying the mash pH
buffers available. ...