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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-14-2013, 10:52 PM
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Posted By AshtrayDinner
Blichmann Therminator. Sterilize with hot wort?

I'm changing the way I operate my home brewery, and upgrading some parts of it. I'm putting in a vorlauf/sparge line to improve my mashing and lautering. This has involved taking the march pump from...
Forum: General Techniques 10-01-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,299
Posted By AshtrayDinner
OK so doing a diacetyl rest at a temperature...

OK so doing a diacetyl rest at a temperature LOWER than your fermentation temperature makes absolutely no sense. Diactyl reduction will SLOW DOWN as you reduce the temperature of the beer. If you are...
Forum: General Techniques 09-28-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,299
Posted By AshtrayDinner
What is your fermentation temperature? ...

What is your fermentation temperature?

Diacetyl will be re-absorbed by the yeast at regular fermentation temperatures.
The main purpose of a diacetyl rest is to increase the speed of this...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-18-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,231
Posted By AshtrayDinner
Like I said, the most beneficial thing for me was...

Like I said, the most beneficial thing for me was being on campus totally immersed in the beer culture of Chicago and Munich. The Canadian beer scene is only just now starting to catch up to the U.S....
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-18-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,231
Posted By AshtrayDinner
A few years ago I was working as a clerk in the...

A few years ago I was working as a clerk in the taproom at a local brewpub. Realizing that I would never get into the brewery without some kind of leg up, I started looking into pro-brewing courses....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By AshtrayDinner
That is a definite contamination.

That is a definite contamination.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By AshtrayDinner
Lacto will continue to breed in cold...

Lacto will continue to breed in cold temperatures, albeit somehwat more slowly. If the beer tastes good now you have some time before the lacto reallly makes its presence known. It's a shame, but it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-02-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,847
Posted By AshtrayDinner
I think the claim that BMC brands have near...

I think the claim that BMC brands have near perfect consistency and Sam Adams does not is somewhat dubious.
I work for a BMC brand and often attend professional sensory panels. I can tell you with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By AshtrayDinner
Thanks for the help. I'll revive this thread and...

Thanks for the help. I'll revive this thread and post pics when the beer is done. It should be something very unique, at least for this country.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By AshtrayDinner
Thank you for your response. I thought this...

Thank you for your response. I thought this thread might go dead with no replies.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By AshtrayDinner
Traditional Lithuanian Beer?

Hi all.

I have been charged with making a Lithuanian Monastic Beer, and am having some trouble. I'm wondering if anyone here has any experience or information regarding traditional lithuanian...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-07-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By AshtrayDinner
Sent a message to my teacher regarding this. ...

Sent a message to my teacher regarding this.

Hope I didn't misunderstand what he was teaching.

If not I will hopefully get something In writing that will verify my claim.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By AshtrayDinner
My teacher was the head brewer at a major German...

My teacher was the head brewer at a major German brewery for several years. I believe he also has a PHD in related sciences.

If you don't believe me I can attempt to contact him regarding this...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By AshtrayDinner
+1 for aging in the bottle over the carboy if...

+1 for aging in the bottle over the carboy if it's been sitting for 2 months.

I would add more yeast for bottle conditioning, because your original yeast is probably stressed or dead depending on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-05-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By AshtrayDinner
+1

+1
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-05-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By AshtrayDinner
I do not think this is a problem. So long as the...

I do not think this is a problem. So long as the airlock still shows signs of having positive pressure coming out of the carboy, I wouldn't worry about it.

Your main problem if this was not the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-05-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By AshtrayDinner
It is possible, although there are other reasons...

It is possible, although there are other reasons you may have this flavour.

Trying again with a store bought American ale is a good idea. Follow your original process as closely as possible.
...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-05-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By AshtrayDinner
1.020 seems low enough for an IIPA. Brewers yeast...

1.020 seems low enough for an IIPA. Brewers yeast cannot ferment dextrins, so you will not get any more fermentation in the primary.

As for "cleaning up", assuming you are not removing the yeast...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-05-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By AshtrayDinner
According to one of my teachers, ester formation...

According to one of my teachers, ester formation is almost completely unaffected by temperature. More important is the strain of yeast, and length of fermentation time.

Banana flavour is caused by...
Forum: Brew Science 05-21-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By AshtrayDinner
So a half tablet will give me 10 gallons of water...

So a half tablet will give me 10 gallons of water with no chlorine or chloramine? Sounds pretty good to me. Thanks for your help.
Forum: Brew Science 05-21-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By AshtrayDinner
Water treatment with campden.

I don't know if this is the appropriate forum, but here goes.

I need to remove the chlorine from my water. It is producing a hospital smell in my otherwise excellent blond beers that I really cant...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By AshtrayDinner
There is often some extra mud on the bottom of...

There is often some extra mud on the bottom of the keg.

Your beer is probably fine.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By AshtrayDinner
Stout is a good bet. Stout + pale ale equals...

Stout is a good bet.

Stout + pale ale equals a pretty good mix, and the stout will help cover flaws in the pale ale better than BMC or anything light.


IMHO people on this site will often...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-01-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,312
Posted By AshtrayDinner
Maple beer.

So I have a half a gallon of maple syrup I've been planning on adding to a brew.

I had a recipe around here somewhere that calls for 2 liters of maple syrup. However when I looked at the sugar...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-08-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By AshtrayDinner
The powdery substance was sort of a blue/gray...

The powdery substance was sort of a blue/gray dusting on the top of the surface. I wasn't able to get a sample of it unfortunately. I wish I had a higher quality camera.

I think I have good reason...
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