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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-20-2014, 01:21 PM
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Passedpawn, With your success with...

Passedpawn,

With your success with Roeselare, did you pitch the blend as primary, in primary with a starter of Sacc, or after primary?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-19-2014, 05:38 PM
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Thanks for the reply. This will be my second...

Thanks for the reply. This will be my second sour. My first was a Berliner Weiss, and I did just that. I let the lacto go first, no starter, but I kept the carboy around 100F. I had pretty good...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-15-2014, 10:37 PM
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Choosing Bugs

I'd like to get some fellow HBT'ers feedback on choosing bugs for a sour ale. I'm really trying to decide between two methods.

I think the most common method, certainly advocated by The Mad...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-30-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By TAK
I 100% agree with this. My last brew day I let my...

I 100% agree with this. My last brew day I let my mash do it's thing while I partook in certain SWMBO pleasing activities, and there's no better way to spend a 90 min mash.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2014, 09:39 PM
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Posted By TAK
T-Ross, have you taken other readings and those...

T-Ross, have you taken other readings and those are the generalized milestones, or are those stand-alone readings? With this yeast, I'd wait until you verify the same gravity over multiple days. In...
Forum: General Techniques 05-16-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By TAK
I actually never ended up using the method in...

I actually never ended up using the method in that pic. I hook up a small sanitized barb (small enough that it doesn't stick in the autosiphon his) from the extra hose off my CO2 into the out end of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-15-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By TAK
I don't agree with this. The flavor characters...

I don't agree with this. The flavor characters from any particular yeast strain are largely driven by the growth phase. During that period is when they throw the majority of they're esters or...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By TAK
My guess is you probably wouldn't notice the...

My guess is you probably wouldn't notice the improvement, but that doesn't mean it wasn't there.

I think it's the accumulation of best practice steps that make better beer. Just like the starters...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-11-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By TAK
The yeast pitch was wy2968: London ESB. ...

The yeast pitch was wy2968: London ESB.

Gravity today is 1.007. But I'm kickin myself, because I should have taken a gravity before pitching my yeast. I'm not sure if that attenuation was...
Forum: General Techniques 05-11-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 68
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Posted By TAK
Just my $0.02, but if I where in your shoes, I'd...

Just my $0.02, but if I where in your shoes, I'd do the two seperate mashes since you can't fit it all in you MT, but combine the runnings from both before the boil. I don't think there'd be any harm...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-11-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By TAK
Berliner, HELP.

Here's the situation. I took a little over 5 gallons of 1.031 wort, pulled 2 litters for a yeast starter then pitched WLP677 lacto in the remaining. I pitched the lacto in the 70's and then raised it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-06-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By TAK
Thanks for the feedback. Crashing down to the...

Thanks for the feedback. Crashing down to the 60's was the original high-level plan. But I didn't give it any logistical consideration until it was crunch time. I'll stick to the plan and crash it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-06-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By TAK
Bump?

Bump?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-06-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By TAK
Will Lacto Suffer Thermal Shock Like Sacc Does?

I have a Berliner Weiss that's now been fermenting with lacto only for just over 3 days. I've been keeping it at 100F and it's starting to sour up. Soon, I will pitch my sacc starter. Obviously I...
Forum: General Techniques 05-06-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By TAK
5

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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2014, 02:33 AM
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Posted By TAK
If you're starting with 6 gal and ending with...

If you're starting with 6 gal and ending with 3.5-4, your boil may be too vigorous. You really just need enough of a boil to turn over the wort in the kettle. If you're loosing a lot of volume during...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-06-2014, 02:26 AM
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Posted By TAK
Sorry, this will be no help to you currently, but...

Sorry, this will be no help to you currently, but I thought I'd share... I'm 3 days into my first sour fermentation. I made a 1.031 wort for a Berliner Weiss. I pitched the Lacto first (I pulled 2L...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-06-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By TAK
I go back and forth on these, I haven't had...

I go back and forth on these, I haven't had enough to really play the field though. There's some definit tug and pull with the concept. To an extent, there's an argument that a lager fermentation is...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 05-01-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By TAK
Just my $0.02, the bit about purging the keg...

Just my $0.02, the bit about purging the keg would have been a good addition to this video. That was the one thing I thought was missing, because it's easy and worth the effort. A video about pushing...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-28-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By TAK
Great video. I'd love to see more in the future....

Great video. I'd love to see more in the future. Is/Will this be posed on your site?
Forum: Brew Science 04-17-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By TAK
I don't think this is quite to the point of your...

I don't think this is quite to the point of your OP, but the way you graded this makes me think...



... Could there be benefits from adding a hop charge after chilling to pitch temp, directly...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-17-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 21,180
Posted By TAK
I just got mine in the last couple weeks. I...

I just got mine in the last couple weeks. I haven't had a chance to use them yet. I usually use whole hops to dry hop, but I'm going to give pellets a try this next time.

I know (if you're uber...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-07-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By TAK
What's the best way to sanitize a SS dry hopper?

I just ordered a couple of these:

http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Dry-Hopper-with-twist-cap_p_155.html

To anyone that has these, any recommended method of cleaning/sanitizing?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-02-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By TAK
It's never as dirty as to be described as grimey,...

It's never as dirty as to be described as grimey, but sometimes a definitive gathering of bits at the bottom if the bucket.

I suppose I could probably find this out somewhere, but what is the pH...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-01-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By TAK
Question About Keeping StarSan Dilution

I try to always keep a dilution mix of StarSan on hand. I use distilled water, not tap. I keep it in a brew bucket with a spigot. That way I can fill up spray bottles, draw off a quart into carboys,...
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