Last Activity:09-02-2015 4:59 AM
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Posted in thread: Trub separation for Largering. on 09-01-2015 at 10:38 AM
I've read that German brewers remove at least 60% of trub before pitching. Personally I remove
some trub by whirlpooling and letting the wort sit for an hour after chilling before racking to
Posted in thread: Readings a refractometer on 08-30-2015 at 10:52 PM
What about the cleanliness of the sample? I noticed today when I took a sample right at flame
out my reading was 1.050, then I chilled the wort down to 60, let the trub settle and the
Posted in thread: Looking For Tips And Suggestions On Filtering Beer on 08-30-2015 at 10:41 PM
Have you noticed any effects on your gout yet?Not yet. The two beers I have filtered are
lagering and I have 3 other kegs to get through before them. I've just cut way down on beer
consumption and try...
Posted in thread: Looking For Tips And Suggestions On Filtering Beer on 08-29-2015 at 05:17 PM
Just filtered an amber lager with a 1 micron filter, worked great, thanks natdavis777.
Posted in thread: History of decoction mashing is... ...wrong? on 08-29-2015 at 02:51 PM
I still think decoction adds/does nothing to the beer. Pilsner Urquell might get more of its
malt flavor because they boil for like 3 hours, not decoct. That's my theory anyway. Having
Posted in thread: Red X Malt on 08-27-2015 at 11:51 AM
A local brewery told me his malt rep said Red X was a malting mistake and it took them a year
to duplicate it. Said it was a single malt, not blended.
Posted in thread: Red X Malt on 08-26-2015 at 10:56 PM
95% red X 5% caramunich III. I got another similar recipe lagering but I stuck in about 10%
Pilsner to lighten it up a bit. This one is just a bit too sweet but very good.
Posted in thread: Why is everyone only into IPA's on 08-26-2015 at 08:17 PM
I was on the IPA kick for a couple years, got burnt out on hops and brew nothing but malty
lagers now. I think I'll stick to lagers for the most part in the future.
Posted in thread: Do you skim the hotbreak in your Kettle on 08-26-2015 at 08:09 PM
I'm a skimmer prior to boil and during the boil until I add hops. It just looks nasty and i
don't want it in my beer. I also read the Germans do it so there must be a good reason for it.
Posted in thread: Readings a refractometer on 08-26-2015 at 01:48 PM
I don't know about that. I would think that some of the water works its way out from under the
glass and evaporates while leaving the sugar behind. It's just a theory. That's why I always
take a big e...