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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-16-2012, 04:28 PM
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No problem with amber, in fact it should only do...

No problem with amber, in fact it should only do good things. Light is not so important to keeps yeast away from, unlike hops, but UV light is not good for most things. As long as you can see...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-16-2011, 04:10 PM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Any glass container would work (pint glass...),...

Any glass container would work (pint glass...), you could also make a "beaker" out of foil, w/e to keep them standing.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-15-2011, 02:46 PM
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I've definitely noticed that more cloudy pours...

I've definitely noticed that more cloudy pours have a somewhat sweeter taste and certainly a thicker mouth feel that clear samples. (same batch, same keg)
Forum: General Techniques 10-29-2011, 04:41 PM
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Haha, neither am I. I think people just think...

Haha, neither am I. I think people just think assume I don't know what I'm talking about and served a bad beer. I assure you I did not, some of the camping guys knew a lot about beer some didn't,...
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2011, 06:40 PM
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Posted By ChemEMc
Well way to bash down the whole point of posting...

Well way to bash down the whole point of posting this buzz kill.

If the title of this post was "how to make the greatest dubble" then your comment would be appropriate, it wasn't, there are...
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2011, 03:33 PM
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Posted By ChemEMc
BCS Belgian Dubbel ready in two weeks!

Just had to brag to some people who understand. I have made the belgian dubbel recipe in BCS a few times now, but for a recent camping trip i pushed my limits as a brewer a bit and had to try and...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-20-2011, 03:53 PM
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Posted By ChemEMc
The current batch of cider I have on tap is...

The current batch of cider I have on tap is brilliantly clear, and I did absolutely nothing to make it so. It was pasteurized juice, and I treated it like every other batch(CK's method), used S05,...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-19-2011, 05:25 PM
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not a mead guy (yet), but 1 lb cascade in a 5 lb...

not a mead guy (yet), but 1 lb cascade in a 5 lb batch?!?! 2 oz in 5 gal of beer usually gives a good dry hop aroma, since this is mead I am assuming you'd want a more subdued hop presence, so i'd...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-08-2011, 06:13 PM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Posted By ChemEMc
From what i can find it looks like the...

From what i can find it looks like the fermcap/PDMS stays more or less at the interface of the wort/air, and is generally left behind when transferring the wort, due to sticking to surfaces or...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-08-2011, 04:37 PM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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i'm assuming he means to pressure cook jars of...

i'm assuming he means to pressure cook jars of either wort or a mix of water and DME, so he has ready made sterile wort on hand. Though if that is the case then you don't need to boil it for a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-08-2011, 02:59 PM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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From my use of it (just starters) I think it...

From my use of it (just starters) I think it would work in the autoclave, but yes, it appears to denature, even in the normal boil. i know if i add more DME to a starter after it has been boiling...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-26-2011, 07:57 PM
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Posted By ChemEMc
You mentioned Brupak yeast is hard to find in the...

You mentioned Brupak yeast is hard to find in the states, any hints on how I could get it? And Congrats on the awesome win in the Dominion Cup! Cider as 2nd place best of show in a big beer comp is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-23-2011, 05:35 PM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Posted By ChemEMc
NP. There is just really nothing that can...

NP. There is just really nothing that can substitute for a pressure cooker, nothing cheaper anyway. Repeated boil/microwave methods (mentioned earlier in this thread i believe) could be the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-23-2011, 04:29 PM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Posted By ChemEMc
No. You need a pressure cooker. They are built...

No. You need a pressure cooker. They are built to withstand the pressure, if you pressurize a vessel not meant to be pressurized, you are creating a bomb.

If you are unsure if the container...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-16-2011, 08:51 PM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Posted By ChemEMc
The only problem I see with adding hops is that...

The only problem I see with adding hops is that the hop oils negatively effect the yeast, as well as bacteria. I would not use any hops unless you are having problems with contamination, and really,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-09-2011, 08:35 PM
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Posted By ChemEMc
Raj Apte is another great homebrewer reference...

Raj Apte is another great homebrewer reference for sours (which really, there is a general lack of information on)

http://www2.parc.com/emdl/members/apte/flemishredale.shtml
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-09-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ChemEMc
In general I say wits are good to go after 2...

In general I say wits are good to go after 2 weeks from pitching yeast, . Wits are best young (under a month, again, my general observation), so if it's already in the keg, taste it, it's probably...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-05-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By ChemEMc
You might want to make the beer with all grain...

You might want to make the beer with all grain (add extra base grain instead of the sugar, well, maybe not all of the sugar) and mash high. The bugs should take it down dry by eating the extra...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-05-2011, 11:52 PM
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Views: 249,366
Posted By ChemEMc
yeah, if you can find a better option for cheaper...

yeah, if you can find a better option for cheaper let me know. But the K-type is a POS. not only does it rust (badly and quickly) but (mine at least) does not stay accurate at both cold and hot...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-05-2011, 04:56 PM
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Views: 249,366
Posted By ChemEMc
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=produc...

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15&products_id=84
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-05-2011, 04:12 PM
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Posted By ChemEMc
yes. planning to replace with the liquid tight...

yes. planning to replace with the liquid tight RTD. wish I would have got the RTD to begin with... wish I had advice for the k type other than just throw it out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,943
Posted By ChemEMc
Good lord, wasn't this a thread about reviewing...

Good lord, wasn't this a thread about reviewing the book? All that needed to be said was that this book focuses on all grain brewing, but everything not pertaining to the mash is still relevant to an...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-27-2011, 03:24 AM
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Posted By ChemEMc
Drinking a freshly kegged and carbed glass of my...

Drinking a freshly kegged and carbed glass of my recipe from a few post ago (except used simcoe at 60min not FWH). VERY happy, more to my taste than the original recipe. Centennial works great, and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-26-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,943
Posted By ChemEMc
I seem to be in the boat with most here. Got...

I seem to be in the boat with most here. Got Strong's book on presale, read a bit, like it so far, but haven't read enough to really review it. I also have all the other books (except CJOHB) the OP...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-05-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By ChemEMc
Thanks for all the recommendations. Didn't make...

Thanks for all the recommendations. Didn't make it to St Arnolds. We found out to late they are only open 3-4 with one tour at 3:30... Specs was pretty nice though, but not much a couldn't get...
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