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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-21-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,728
Posted By Zanzibeer
If you wanted a clean stout your not getting it....

If you wanted a clean stout your not getting it. I'd say take advantage of this opportunity and put in some oak chips and a half pound of table sugar, pour right in you don't have to worry about...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-09-2011, 04:16 PM
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Views: 212,229
Posted By Zanzibeer
Don't secondary unless your beer really needs it....

Don't secondary unless your beer really needs it. All the bull**** about yeast autolyzin is crap. I've left beers on cakes fr 6 months and they taste better after.

Never secondary unless you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-09-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By Zanzibeer
I always first Wort hop and add a pound of cane...

I always first Wort hop and add a pound of cane sugar. Not controlling temp also gives me a notable ester character in my brews as well.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-09-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By Zanzibeer
Belgian- Trappist high grav English- London ale...

Belgian- Trappist high grav
English- London ale III

Hops- EKG and Amarillo/centennial
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Zanzibeer
Yes you can use it to make a starter. Make sure...

Yes you can use it to make a starter. Make sure it is not just a bottling strain like most of the Belgians use. Usually craft brewers will bottle condition with the same strain they ferment with but...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Zanzibeer
Do a one gallon pilot batch w wort from some of...

Do a one gallon pilot batch w wort from some of your future brews to see how it tastes w different malts, as well as determine the time it takes to finish, some wild ones will take months.

If you...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Zanzibeer
I would not worry, the fruity esters it would...

I would not worry, the fruity esters it would throw off, as an english yeast, will still be in style and may be tastier.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Zanzibeer
I dont think esters will come out of it, you add...

I dont think esters will come out of it, you add the sugar at high krausen so the yeast have had chance to eat all the complex sugars, or get a head start, then you add the simple sugars that are...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Zanzibeer
this is the saison dupont strain i believe and...

this is the saison dupont strain i believe and they do their fermentation at 95F to pump out all those funky saison flavors so dont worry, hotter is better.

Go for the funk, and just leave or...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-21-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By Zanzibeer
I live 5 mins from the shop and I'd rather drive...

I live 5 mins from the shop and I'd rather drive an hour to another shop. It's kind of bonding point when I meet all the local homebrewers. Sacks are the only thing I'll get there if I'm forced.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-21-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,790
Posted By Zanzibeer
Id say chill and let it ride for a while, then...

Id say chill and let it ride for a while, then add hops a few days before you bottle.
Its cool you got the pellicle, it could turn into something nice after a while, just a funky black ipa, keep an...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-21-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By Zanzibeer
haha yeah i noticed your location, i was in...

haha yeah i noticed your location, i was in ashburn and just moved to arlington. Are you part of the local club? ive been meaning to join.

Also have you dealt with the lhbs guy whos a massive...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-21-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By Zanzibeer
The whole thing is about the yeast being stressed...

The whole thing is about the yeast being stressed and giving off chemical byproducts like esters. some beers are supposed to be underpitched to get esters and other goodies out of the yeast while...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By Zanzibeer
I have not been able to find a definitive answer...

I have not been able to find a definitive answer of what this blend is composed of.
Im assuming from the description is wyeast 3522 belgian ardennes and Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, but thats my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-08-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By Zanzibeer
Im pretty sure its Belgian Ardennes, but its an...

Im pretty sure its Belgian Ardennes, but its an awesome blend.
It took my Belgian stron from 1.110 SG to 1.020 SG in 4 days.
Forum: General Techniques 05-24-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zanzibeer
At this point I am assuming that the only sugars...

At this point I am assuming that the only sugars left are unfermentable.
I am very pleased with the flavor. I am simply trying to find the best way to carb for bottling without causing bottle bombs...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-18-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Zanzibeer
Thanks for the response! finding what the...

Thanks for the response! finding what the attenuation of brett will be in in a bigger beer is the real question, as that will determine when I bottle.

I have this beer in a 5 gal glass carboy w...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Zanzibeer
pH and alc tolerance of brett in 3789 Trappist blend for pellicle and bottling Qs

Brewed 4 galllons of a massive Belgian Dark Strong w/ OG 1.110 and pitched single activated 3789 smack pack. Nothing for a day or so... then a huge krausen. 4 days later yeast had fallen out of...
Forum: General Techniques 04-21-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zanzibeer
To throw another variable into the equation the...

To throw another variable into the equation the OG was 1.140 and FG 1.040...

So would it be worth it to simply pitch only the small starter, of WLP001, since there should be enough sugar left to...
Forum: General Techniques 04-19-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zanzibeer
Sounds good, thanks! This seems like a very...

Sounds good, thanks!
This seems like a very logical remedy and better than anything I was considering.
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 04-19-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,565
Posted By Zanzibeer
Industrial Revolution ale

7# 2-Row Base
1# Cherrywood Smoked malt
1# carafa III
1.25# flaked Barley
0.2# Carapils

Batch sparge:
Mash at 152F for 60 min
Sparge 171F for 10-15 stirring
Forum: General Techniques 04-19-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zanzibeer
Carbing 12% barleywine after 4 months in secondary

Need help with this one, other thread info has not been helpful with my particular situation.

3 gal batch of amazing BW, 12% ABV and has been in secondary about 3-4 months. Looking to bottle when...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,865
Posted By Zanzibeer
A few of my friends have been slightly offended...

A few of my friends have been slightly offended when I would choose water over bud light. They would say "whats wrong with bud light?" but I kept my mouth shut.
When i would go to the flying saucer,...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-20-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By Zanzibeer
Brewing Newbie cider experiment (so far so good)

I brewd my first batch of beer and then got so excited I decided to make some cider.

My goal is a High Grav Dry still cider where I will drink some around christmas/NYE and then put the rest away...
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