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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-09-2011, 07:57 PM
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Posted By WalkingStickMan
Have any of you had any of JZ's homebrews? I...

Have any of you had any of JZ's homebrews? I think that that would be an area that was fairer to be hypercritical. Jamil's advice has always been specific to homebrewing; commercial brewing is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-08-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,385
Posted By WalkingStickMan
I tend to wait a couple of days (or longer) to...

I tend to wait a couple of days (or longer) to clean out my mash tun after brewday. You'd think that the smell would have me scrubbing away immediately after brewing, but screwing on the lid to the...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-30-2011, 08:56 PM
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Posted By WalkingStickMan
Jusy my two cents- I live in a Brooklyn apt...

Jusy my two cents- I live in a Brooklyn apt (tiny), and just bottled a 1 year old plambic since I'll be moving. Using Al B's bugs, the beer turned out AWESOME in just that years time. I'm sure it...
Forum: General Techniques 09-21-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By WalkingStickMan
Thanks for the reassurance MalFet!

Thanks for the reassurance MalFet!
Forum: General Techniques 09-21-2011, 04:25 AM
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Posted By WalkingStickMan
Effects of to much re-yeasting on flavor

Hi all,

I recently bottled a saison with brettanomyces that had been in the secondary for about 5 months. To insure proper carbonation, I decided to reyeast at bottling (probably unnecessary...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-21-2011, 01:54 AM
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Posted By WalkingStickMan
Bump to see if I can get a reply. :)

Bump to see if I can get a reply. :)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-20-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,720
Posted By WalkingStickMan
Jamil's Belgian Wit

Has anyone here brewed this? How did it turn out?

I brewed this one yesterday. The recipe called for 1.5 oz fresh citrus zest. I used Valencia oranges, and added the 1.5oz with 5 mins. lef tin th...
Forum: Brew Science 06-15-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,391
Posted By WalkingStickMan
And not to be a pain in the ass, but AJ I've read...

And not to be a pain in the ass, but AJ I've read on this forum that you're not sure what kind of flavor contribution (whether negative or positive) sauermalz has on an ale, only that lagers tend to...
Forum: Brew Science 06-15-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,391
Posted By WalkingStickMan
Thanks for the reply AJ! And thanks for the...

Thanks for the reply AJ!

And thanks for the info, diggens! So, does that mean that any mash ph considerations that these breweries have are recipe related, i.e. adding sauermalz, etc. to adjust...
Forum: Brew Science 06-15-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,391
Posted By WalkingStickMan
So, based on this water report, and the fact that...

So, based on this water report, and the fact that AJ Delange considers this almost comparable to RO water, I will be adding 1/2 a teaspoon of calcium chloride per 5 gallons of water and 3% sauermalz...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-13-2011, 12:31 AM
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Posted By WalkingStickMan
Is CO2 necessary to condition beer properly?

I've heard a few people say that, in order for a beer to be able to condition properly, CO2 must be present.

When you all keg your beer, after fermentation and any additional time that the beer is...
Forum: Brew Science 06-08-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,391
Posted By WalkingStickMan
Thanks! So just to confirm, you ARE using the...

Thanks! So just to confirm, you ARE using the "Average" column to get your numbers for water adjustment spreadsheets and the like?
Forum: Brew Science 06-08-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,391
Posted By WalkingStickMan
And to follow that, based on this report what...

And to follow that, based on this report what sort of additions do you make to our water for what kind of beers? I'm assuming some gypsum for pale ales, IPA's, etc. Do you add this to the mash or the...
Forum: Brew Science 06-08-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,391
Posted By WalkingStickMan
I'm referring to other cities reports that are...

I'm referring to other cities reports that are not NYC. I'm not disputing the legitimacy of the report, just simply asking if it's the "Average" column that you use to plug into water report...
Forum: Brew Science 06-08-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,391
Posted By WalkingStickMan
So which column are you guys using to run these...

So which column are you guys using to run these NYC water numbers? The "Average" column? Those numbers seem nowhere near most water reports that I've seen on here.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-09-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By WalkingStickMan
So is there a risk of infecting the entire batch...

So is there a risk of infecting the entire batch if one doesn't sanitize the beer lines?

I'm thinking that the amount of time the beer would stay in contact with anything nasty in the line is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-09-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By WalkingStickMan
Thanks! Did everyone clean their lines before...

Thanks! Did everyone clean their lines before their first use, or only after their first keg had gone through the lines.

I guess I'm wondering about the sanitation aspect of the lines, and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-09-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By WalkingStickMan
Should there always be beer in the tap line?

Couldn't find any threads on it, maybe because it's such an obvious part of kegging...

But should there always be beer in the tap lines? I'm assuming that the pressure in the keg is going to push...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-08-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By WalkingStickMan
The Farmhouse Brett is in fact a blend of several...

The Farmhouse Brett is in fact a blend of several sacchromyces strains and a Brett strain. So the sacchromyces are going to need the O2 in the beginning.

I'm leaning towards the fact that the O2...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-08-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By WalkingStickMan
Brett and Oxygenation

(Posted at BBB as well, in case anyone saw it there too. ;))

I'll be brewing a saison with ECY's Farmhouse Brett tomorrow. I just wanted to make sure that my oxygenation step (1 minute with pure...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-12-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By WalkingStickMan
I do it all of the time. I'll cool the wort,...

I do it all of the time. I'll cool the wort, siphon into the carboy, then continue cooling in an ice bath. I've pitched the yeast hours later, next morning, etc., with no problems. IMO, as long as...
Forum: General Techniques 01-10-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,649
Posted By WalkingStickMan
Thanks for the info! Beerman, I've actually...

Thanks for the info!

Beerman, I've actually been 1 month instead of 2 in the primary, confused the dates. Still, I've heard of people leaving their beers in primary for quite some time (at least 2...
Forum: General Techniques 01-09-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,649
Posted By WalkingStickMan
Corn Sugar During Fermentation, Gravity

Hi everyone,

I brewed a BGSA about two months ago, sitting in the secondary for bulk aging now. My question is about the corn sugar added during fermentation and its affect on the gravity of the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-28-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,754
Posted By WalkingStickMan
Hey DHB, Can I simply halve these...

Hey DHB,

Can I simply halve these ingredients for a 5 gallon batch? I know that the grain should be alright, but how about the hops?

While looking through some other recipes that claim to be...
Forum: General Techniques 12-07-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By WalkingStickMan
Thanks very much pericles! I'll be doing exactly...

Thanks very much pericles! I'll be doing exactly this tonight.
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