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Forum: Brew Science 01-23-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,534
Posted By Schmutzli
I made the previous post because I hadn't heard...

I made the previous post because I hadn't heard of this idea, and wanted to see if the ratios being thrown about had any validity based on what was known about yeast metabolism. For my job, I've...
Forum: Brew Science 01-22-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,534
Posted By Schmutzli
Musings/calculations

You can think of it this way. Imagine the olive oil is corn starch and the wort is hot soup. Maybe you've encountered this during cooking: if you plop a tablespoon of corn starch in the soup, you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-06-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By Schmutzli
A 30cm thermometer like you described could...

A 30cm thermometer like you described could easily have upwards of 3 grams of mercury - maybe even double that.

Had you spilled it into 800 gallons of beer, it would still be above the legal limit...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By Schmutzli
what do you clean your equipment with?...

what do you clean your equipment with? insufficient rinsing of bleach and other chemicals can make flavors like you describe- acrid, hot, caustic.
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 10-12-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By Schmutzli
The grape leaves and oak leaves supply tannin...

The grape leaves and oak leaves supply tannin (same tannin as in red wine) which inhibit the enzymes which break down the cucumbers' structure. I'm curious whether a pinch of purified tannin from...
Forum: General Techniques 10-03-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,828
Posted By Schmutzli
I was forced to no-chill on my last batch due to...

I was forced to no-chill on my last batch due to inopportune plumbing issues. I drained onto a gallon of water (I thankfully had set aside) to accelerate the cooling and then wrapped the fermenter...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,867
Posted By Schmutzli
I saw you use starsan, do you use any cleaners...

I saw you use starsan, do you use any cleaners like bbrite or onesstep? Or anything else to clean/sterilize? Do you sterilize bottles in the dishwasher? Residuals from these have caused flavors like...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 190,035
Posted By Schmutzli
I know this post is a few months old but I wanted...

I know this post is a few months old but I wanted to chime in and say I do this all the time. Also, I never clean my bottles, I just rinse and sanitize. Never had a gusher or a spoiled bottle.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,177
Posted By Schmutzli
I ordered this yeast on a whim and gave it a test...

I ordered this yeast on a whim and gave it a test with an extract batch I was trying. The recipe is a very pale ale, lots of easy fermantables like rice syrup solids.

I pitched a whole packet...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-22-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Schmutzli
think of the timescales: a couple hours is what...

think of the timescales: a couple hours is what fraction of a month or more in sunlight after bottling?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-19-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,090
Posted By Schmutzli
I had a similar taste when I would clean my...

I had a similar taste when I would clean my bottles and fermentor. Now I just rinse and Starsan, skipping the cleaners. Never had contamination and the taste went away. I would try leaving out the...
Forum: Brewing Software 05-16-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By Schmutzli
One addition I would have is that if your apple...

One addition I would have is that if your apple cider is >1.046 Beersmith will not tolerate the value, and reduces it to 1.046. I do it the same as you, only I set the fermentability as 106% to make...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 399,084
Posted By Schmutzli
when you have a permanent saltwater cooling bath...

when you have a permanent saltwater cooling bath in your freezer
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-17-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 399,084
Posted By Schmutzli
When you're happy to give all your friends beer,...

When you're happy to give all your friends beer, but if they forget to return the bottles, they are no longer your friends

When the waiter at the BYOB takes your empty homebrew bottle and its...
Forum: Brew Science 04-16-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,290
Posted By Schmutzli
It looks like a few people use it with beer, even...

It looks like a few people use it with beer, even though it is more associated with wine. Every mention indicates that it is used in secondary only. Sparkolloid carries a positive charge and yeast...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-14-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,491
Posted By Schmutzli
Edgewater. Second post, so hello!

Edgewater.

Second post, so hello!
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