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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2013, 06:54 PM
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The probability is 6/(pi^2). In all seriousness,...

The probability is 6/(pi^2). In all seriousness, I have no idea. But it's a bad idea for other reasons - solid sugar dissolves pretty poorly into water at room temperature, so it would be difficult...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-08-2012, 01:48 AM
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Posted By gospurs
Old thread, but I'm having the same issue - only...

Old thread, but I'm having the same issue - only with the 5 gallon fermenters I purchased from Morebeer. They're a sort of clear-ish plastic; meanwhile my opaque white fermenters from Midwest...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2012, 02:28 PM
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Posted By gospurs
I've done this a handful of times to no ill...

I've done this a handful of times to no ill effect. I don't bother with distilled usually - spring water is just fine for adjusting volume at pitching time, and a lot less weird. In your case,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-30-2012, 03:51 AM
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Posted By gospurs
I've done it a few times with table sugar, and my...

I've done it a few times with table sugar, and my yeast never seem to forget how to be yeast. From an evolutionary standpoint it is very unlikely that such a dramatic change would occur over a short...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-29-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By gospurs
Ok, I apologize, in retrospect, that was rude. ...

Ok, I apologize, in retrospect, that was rude.

It strikes me as pretty unnecessary for an extract Irish Red - as others have stated, it's an ale with quite a lot going on, and whatever minuscule...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-29-2012, 02:11 PM
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Posted By gospurs
I kinda disagree - that method is way overkill...

I kinda disagree - that method is way overkill for a Betty Crocker extract Irish Red.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-29-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By gospurs
I'd just bottle it and let it clear up in the...

I'd just bottle it and let it clear up in the bottle, it's pretty clear you won't have that much more fermentation going on... and this way you can drink it faster. :D.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-26-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By gospurs
Thanks for the replies. Hmmm... that recipe seems...

Thanks for the replies. Hmmm... that recipe seems like a good starting point.

A couple questions:

Are there any good dry yeast alternatives to wlp802? I'm a little lazy and have a bad habit of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-26-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By gospurs
Stella Artois Black AG clone recipe?

Hey,

I'm brewing for an upcoming wedding, and there's been a very special request from the bride-to-be: she wants me to clone her favorite beer, Stella Artois Black. :mug:

I've never heard of...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-25-2012, 03:53 PM
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Posted By gospurs
In my only experience with Lacto the bugs picked...

In my only experience with Lacto the bugs picked up quickly but then rapidly tailed off, leaving behind a hefty amount of fermentables. So (despite my limited experience) I'd say definitely yes to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2012, 05:54 PM
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Posted By gospurs
Have you considered the possibility of the...

Have you considered the possibility of the dishwasher spreading some type of mold into the bottles? A lot of bugs get in there every time you do the dishes. Just a thought...

I generally sanitize...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By gospurs
First, it's certainly possible for a beer...

First, it's certainly possible for a beer containing alcohol to be colonized by nasties, as many bugs (acetobacter, lactobacillus, periococcus) can survive just fine in the weakly alcoholic solution...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-22-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By gospurs
I've realized I'm not clear on something: what's...

I've realized I'm not clear on something: what's the point of killing off all the Lactobacillus? Why is it important to do so, rather than just tossing in the yeast?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-21-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By gospurs
Interesting... I'm beginning to wonder about the...

Interesting... I'm beginning to wonder about the boil route. Then again, the total amount of k-meta would be less than a teaspoonful, and I kinda doubt it could hit the beer that hard. No-boil is...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-21-2012, 07:56 PM
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Posted By gospurs
Sour wort berliner project: advice needed

So much to my surprise, my attempt at a sour wort Berliner Weisse is actually coming along rather nicely. Yesterday I did a partial mash with 4 pounds of wheat and mixed that with 2 pounds of light...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-05-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By gospurs
"Biofilm" on beer - uh oh - infection?

N00b here.

So I just pulled the lid off a chocolate stout (w/ lactose) that's been sitting in the primary for five weeks. Here's what I found:

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