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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-30-2011, 04:45 AM
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The cloudiness comes from chill haze. Yeast does...

The cloudiness comes from chill haze. Yeast does not re-suspend in cold conditions.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-25-2011, 01:42 AM
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No. it is not the volume, perse, but the amount...

No. it is not the volume, perse, but the amount of yeast that volume of wort produces. Can you get a 2 liter flask?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2011, 03:28 AM
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Posted By Steve973
You guys are forgetting dog fish head 120 minute...

You guys are forgetting dog fish head 120 minute ipa. It can work.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-14-2011, 03:42 AM
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Posted By Steve973
Which yeast did you use? That isn't krausen since...

Which yeast did you use? That isn't krausen since krausen is the nasty foam that sits on top of your fermenting beer, but it might be a yeast cake from a flocculant strain.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-12-2011, 01:48 AM
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Posted By Steve973
Oh and if you can find some brett anomalus, that...

Oh and if you can find some brett anomalus, that will eat lactose.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-12-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Steve973
Complex sugars like lactose aren't quite as sweet...

Complex sugars like lactose aren't quite as sweet as simpler sugars like table sugar and corn sugar.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-06-2011, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Steve973
More for predictability than anything else.

More for predictability than anything else.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-06-2011, 01:39 AM
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Posted By Steve973
My raspberry brett stout will be six weeks old on...

My raspberry brett stout will be six weeks old on saturday and it has been at 1.020 for about three weeks now. (Down from 1.061) Note that about nine points of the remaining gravity come from...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-05-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Steve973
If you want to keep it really simple, just get 6...

If you want to keep it really simple, just get 6 to 10 packets of danstar nottingham yeast and rehydrate before pitching.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-24-2011, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Steve973
+1 on pure oxygenation. I use an inline...

+1 on pure oxygenation. I use an inline oxygenator, and its positive effects are undeniable. If you don't want to oxygenate, then don't; home brewing means making your own beer your own way. You will...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-18-2011, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Steve973
Very cool. I am interested in hearing whatever...

Very cool. I am interested in hearing whatever you find out.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-18-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Steve973
After three weeks, it is now down to 1.020 which...

After three weeks, it is now down to 1.020 which isn't too bad at all. Next weekend we will probably transfer it to secondary and see if it will drop any further over the next month.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-12-2011, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Steve973
Does anyone have suggestions about when I can...

Does anyone have suggestions about when I can bottle this beer? I would like to avoid putting it into champagne bottles, if possible. When will I be past the danger of bottle grenades?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-29-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Steve973
Is it ok to just drop them in at that point? No...

Is it ok to just drop them in at that point? No mashing necessary?

Edit: Obviously, I mean physical mashing, not with enzymes.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-29-2011, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Steve973
Here's a little update... I wasn't seeing...

Here's a little update... I wasn't seeing any/much activity after 2 days of sitting in the fermenter, but I had a blow off tube in the carboy, so I switched it to an airlock last night and gave the...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-27-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Steve973
Ah, I have absolutely nothing against the advice...

Ah, I have absolutely nothing against the advice of anyone, and I appreciate the time everyone has taken to read this thread. It occurred to me that I didn't make my intentions clear when I...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-27-2011, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Steve973
In a forum about brewing wild and experimental...

In a forum about brewing wild and experimental beer, I am surprised at some of the responses. I'm not really trying to brew anything true to any particular style. I wanted to take something similar...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-25-2011, 02:11 AM
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Posted By Steve973
Brewing a 100% brett brux cherry stout on 26 March 2011

Hi All,

I have never brewed a brett beer before, so I thought it was time to try it, since brett beers are some of my favorites. This coming Saturday, I thought I would brew a cherry stout and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2008, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Steve973
Yes, I agree with the last poster. It's very...

Yes, I agree with the last poster. It's very easy to make your own sugar for brewing. I also prefer to use very simple recipes when I brew Belgian beer. Complexity can be achieved by even just one...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Steve973
When you mash, the enzymes get dissolved into the...

When you mash, the enzymes get dissolved into the wort pretty readily. When you are step mashing by way of decoction, your decoction will be thick. Most of the enzymes are left behind in the wort...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By Steve973
Everyone here has given good advice, but for the...

Everyone here has given good advice, but for the sake of thoroughness, I'll also share what I have done to increase my efficiency:

1. Make sure your crush is relatively fine without destroying the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-13-2007, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By Steve973
1) Is a 45 to 60 minute lauter long enough for a...

1) Is a 45 to 60 minute lauter long enough for a typical 5-gallon batch, or should this be taking longer?

That's exactly what I shoot for.

2) Should I be aiming for a specific lauter flow rate...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-20-2007, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Steve973
I never bother to stir the mash except when I'm...

I never bother to stir the mash except when I'm adding liquid. I can give you the things I've done to help get my efficiency numbers up:

Dough in fairly slowly, but not TOO slowly. I use a hose...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-19-2007, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By Steve973
Yes, I'd definitely swap some of your pils malt...

Yes, I'd definitely swap some of your pils malt with some sugar. You don't have to use so-called "candi sugar" and you don't even have to attempt to invert sucrose on your stove. Since this is a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-17-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By Steve973
Specifically, what kind of flavors does the maple...

Specifically, what kind of flavors does the maple syrup impart to the finished beer?
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