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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing Today, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By TAK
Thanks for the feedback. I'm pitching a vial of...

Thanks for the feedback. I'm pitching a vial of WLP650 Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, which is low flocc, plus dregs from a bottle of Orval, just for good measure. I think it's going in a keg then. I'll...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing Yesterday, 10:11 PM
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Posted By TAK
Thanks, TipsySaint. On#1, I should have more...

Thanks, TipsySaint. On#1, I should have more clearly defined "too much". I'm not concerned about the keg holding the pressure, just don't want to have to de-gas down a ton.

On #3, it's mostly that...
Forum: General Techniques 09-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By TAK
This us definitely a 'do it and be your own...

This us definitely a 'do it and be your own judge' sort if thing. As someone said above, it does give you more IBUs in lab testing. For me, it doesn't give any extra flavor, like some will say, and...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By TAK
I also thought about putting it directly into the...

I also thought about putting it directly into the keg for secondary. I had some questions/concerns about that though.

1) It's at 1.004 now. Assuming that it will eat down to 1.000, I haven't done...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-16-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By TAK
I'm doing something similar. I have a saison...

I'm doing something similar. I have a saison sitting in the primary still. SG is also 1.004 at the moment. I'm just waiting for a free evening to rack it to a secondary carboy and pitch the Brett....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-13-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By TAK
If you want to dry it out more, yes, mash low,...

If you want to dry it out more, yes, mash low, but also, replacing a portion of the DME with dextrose (corn sugar) instead, will go a long way. For IPAs, I tend to add 3-5% in my AG batches anyway.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-12-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By TAK
I'd drop the flaked rye, myself, and up the rye...

I'd drop the flaked rye, myself, and up the rye malt instead. I have a rye IPA on tap at the moment. I think it was 2.5 lbs rye malt, and it's a perfect balance.

Also, I'm not sure where you're...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,448
Posted By TAK
How long will coffee stay well in the fridge?...

How long will coffee stay well in the fridge? Does it start to go stale, or otherwise old?

I'd consider doing this at home on my setup, but it'd take a while to go through even a gallon.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-11-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By TAK
I think the point that being overlooked here is...

I think the point that being overlooked here is when the oxidation occurs.

I completely agree that you are not at abundant risk of oxidization during racking activity. Where the significant risk...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-11-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By TAK
Put a drop of dish soap in the trap too. It...

Put a drop of dish soap in the trap too. It breaks the surface tension, so they sink when they try to land.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-11-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By TAK
I do test occasionally, but agreed, no point in...

I do test occasionally, but agreed, no point in debating this.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-11-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By TAK
Subbed to any feedback you get.

Subbed to any feedback you get.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-11-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By TAK
I'm not sure about this. A bottle of StarSan cost...

I'm not sure about this. A bottle of StarSan cost me $11. I've been brewing 2 years, and I just bought my second bottle.

Refills on my 5lb CO2 tank cost, can't recall exactly, but about $20 +/-. I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-11-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By TAK
Gas will always mix. The CO2 doesn't push out the...

Gas will always mix. The CO2 doesn't push out the air. They mix together, diluting the O2. Doing it this way, you'd still need to purge, dilute further, purge again, and repeat.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By TAK
That makes sense. Thanks.

That makes sense. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-11-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By TAK
Like I said, to me, anything worth doing is worth...

Like I said, to me, anything worth doing is worth doing right. I'm not trying to improve, per se, upon the method of mostly filling, flushing, then pushing. It's just that the first time I setup to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-11-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By TAK
The O2 in the StarSan solution doesn't have much...

The O2 in the StarSan solution doesn't have much opportunity to come out of solution, because it's only in there for 5-10 minutes.

If you're relying on only flushing with CO2, then you're using at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-11-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By TAK
Beer Gas Mix CO2 Equilibrium Question

This is a question about how the CO2 portion of beer gas mix goes into solution.

I carb any beer that is going on my stout faucet, first with CO2, to something low, say 1.5 vol.

Say I wanted to...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,828
Posted By TAK
Cool. I just signed up.

Cool. I just signed up.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-09-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By TAK
Agreed, I saw you said to flush. I don't think,...

Agreed, I saw you said to flush. I don't think, though, that you'll ever flush out all of the air in that headspace.

It's a game of numbers, and you dilute the amount of air to a fraction by doing...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By TAK
Well... ^ This certainly works, and...

Well...



^ This certainly works, and would be good, but I think a few extra steps is even better. Otherwise, the gas that's left above the StarSan is only ever, at best, a dilute mix of CO2 and...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-09-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By TAK
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-09-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By TAK
95% of the time, I'm going from primary to keg. I...

95% of the time, I'm going from primary to keg. I purge my keg by filling it 100% (and I mean 100%, this requires more attention to detail than you'd first think; I'm happy to explain how I do it,...
Forum: General Techniques 09-08-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By TAK
Never tried this myself, but depending on how...

Never tried this myself, but depending on how much you literally pressed the hops, that could be the issue. I'd say the good stuff gies into the tea from just steeping, but pressing the hops squeezes...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By TAK
Looks great! Props. I just improvised a...

Looks great! Props.

I just improvised a new and improved blowoff tube myself today. I came up with something that allows me to drop my thermowell into the carboy, but still have a good sized...
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