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Forum: Mead Forum 09-01-2014, 01:01 AM
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Yeah that's a real stumper. My prime suspect...

Yeah that's a real stumper. My prime suspect would be oxidation, I have never been happy with the seal I get with flip tops. They work great for short term storage -- I use mine as 1L growlers -- but...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-27-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 358
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For those of you who are using this method, I'd...

For those of you who are using this method, I'd like to have your feedback --

How are you using my method -- e.g. BIAB, like my setup, single big mash tun with 100% mash volume, etc.

Are your...
Forum: Sour Ale 06-27-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,413
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Moving to keg shouldn't be a problem. The main...

Moving to keg shouldn't be a problem. The main idea is to let the lactic acid bacteria consume all of the sugars they can before introducing them to the yeast -- and bacteria are a bit slow,...
Forum: Sour Ale 02-16-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,413
Posted By Saccharomyces
If you don't want to use a commercial sour...

If you don't want to use a commercial sour culture for this, you can do the following, which I have tried and it worked *very* well:

Start with some weak wort around 4*P (1.016). A few tablespoons...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 02-14-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 124,953
Posted By Saccharomyces
A buddy and I brewed this back in the fall with...

A buddy and I brewed this back in the fall with WLP940 Mexican Lager. It was so good I pretty much went on a week-long bender and drank it all. :drunk:

J/K but it didn't last very long, I think it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-13-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 788
Sticky: Slanting yeast
Views: 171,649
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It takes a few attempts to get the right amount...

It takes a few attempts to get the right amount dialed in. When I switched agar sources I kept using the same weight, and ended up with slants so thick that yeast wouldn't even grow on them. Oops....
Forum: Mead 07-13-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 64,015
Posted By Saccharomyces
I'm really enjoying this mead. I need to make...

I'm really enjoying this mead. I need to make some more of it!
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 07-13-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 124,953
Posted By Saccharomyces
Glad y'all are enjoying it. ... Yes I just...

Glad y'all are enjoying it.

... Yes I just said y'all. I've lived in Texas that long now. :D

The Mexican Lager yeast version totally kicks @$$.... it's definitely one of my favorite homebrews...
Forum: Brewing Events & Local Gatherings 06-15-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,405
Posted By Saccharomyces
:rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: 'nuff...

:rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin:

'nuff said...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-29-2012, 11:23 PM
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Views: 77,710
Posted By Saccharomyces
Yuuuuuuuuuuuup!

Yuuuuuuuuuuuup!
Forum: Strong Ale 05-27-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 44,156
Posted By Saccharomyces
Seems fine. As long as you add some fresh yeast...

Seems fine. As long as you add some fresh yeast at bottling you should be fine.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 22,103
Posted By Saccharomyces
The conversation goes something like this:

The conversation goes something like this:
Forum: Brewing Events & Local Gatherings 05-24-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,405
Posted By Saccharomyces
Sounds like a night hanging out with a bunch of...

Sounds like a night hanging out with a bunch of ASH holes. Could be worse. :D
Forum: Texas HomeBrew Forum 05-24-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By Saccharomyces
Curious why you aren't sanctioning it if you are...

Curious why you aren't sanctioning it if you are doing BJCP. I could get a few judges to come up there and help judge (BJCP certified, including myself) but only if it's sanctioned. I'm greedy and I...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-24-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Saccharomyces
Montrachet is OK as long as the mead you are...

Montrachet is OK as long as the mead you are doing is under 12% or you want it sweet since that's about the ABV limit for that strain. Also, it needs a LOT of yeast nutrients, and it tends to produce...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-24-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 788
Sticky: Slanting yeast
Views: 171,649
Posted By Saccharomyces
If you drop the stir bar in from the first flask...

If you drop the stir bar in from the first flask and the stir bar from the second is already in there, you're hosed because two stir bars won't stir. Ask me how I know this. :drunk: :D
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,243
Posted By Saccharomyces
I've still been contemplating brewing another...

I've still been contemplating brewing another batch of this as a blending batch at around 1.160 OG as mentioned in a previous post; the first batch is still undrinkable, even at 21% ABV it still...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 05-14-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 124,953
Posted By Saccharomyces
On Saturday I'm going to brew up a 10 gallon...

On Saturday I'm going to brew up a 10 gallon batch to split with a buddy. We're going to use Mexican Lager yeast.

RE the base grains, I have noticed a big difference between using Maris Otter and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-14-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,672
Posted By Saccharomyces
Amber ale... I just don't dig ambers. All...

Amber ale... I just don't dig ambers.

All this hating of light lagers in this thread makes me want to re-brew my American light lager. :D
Forum: Brewing Events & Local Gatherings 04-26-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,405
Posted By Saccharomyces
I'm definitely in. I have been to Seattle twice...

I'm definitely in. I have been to Seattle twice since NC opened and haven't made it yet, so I'm over due. I plan on bringing a few, um, gifts for Don as well. :D :mug:
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 04-25-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 124,953
Posted By Saccharomyces
At least you caught it in time. Most folks learn...

At least you caught it in time. Most folks learn of their problem when NORAD calls them to inform them they are tracking their lid as a new piece of space junk. :D
Forum: Sour Ale 04-20-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,413
Posted By Saccharomyces
Berliner Weiss

Clocking in at around 2% ABV you won't get too :drunk: on this one. My berliner has definitely become my favorite all around summer quaffer. The best part is, it is VERY cheap and easy to crank out a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-20-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Saccharomyces
Forrest from Austin Homebrew buys a car, makes the news...

Nice car!

http://www.examiner.com/article/mitsubishi-miev-all-electric-arrives-austin

... hmm clicking on the link doesn't work for some reason but if you copy/paste the URL it works ... seems...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 04-16-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 124,953
Posted By Saccharomyces
Glad everyone's enjoying this. I'm thinking about...

Glad everyone's enjoying this. I'm thinking about doing up a batch at 1.045 with lager yeast for summer quaffing. I want to do a lager, and this sounds a lot more appealing than something resembling...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 01-05-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 124,953
Posted By Saccharomyces
Just one extra pound I would roll with it, it...

Just one extra pound I would roll with it, it won't make much of a difference.
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