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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-19-2012, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Baloo
It does. You get acetic acid by replacing two of...

It does. You get acetic acid by replacing two of ethanol's hydrogen molecules with oxygen
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-19-2012, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Baloo
There’s a chart in wild brews that details the...

There’s a chart in wild brews that details the amount of Oxygen that diffuses through various vessels. A 40L home-brew keg comes in at about the same as a 200L commercial HDPE fermenter and just...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-18-2012, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Baloo
QUOTE=dwarven_stout;4179743] That's why I'm...

QUOTE=dwarven_stout;4179743] That's why I'm skeptical of your claim that (paraphrased) "wood is essential because bacteria won't grow without it".
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I never said bacteria wouldn’t grow...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-17-2012, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Baloo
Correct while yeast is perfectly happy hanging...

Correct while yeast is perfectly happy hanging out in suspension, bacteria tend to like having nooks and crannies to work their way into. Brett can also use cellulose as a food source. Oak or really...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-17-2012, 12:11 AM
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Posted By Baloo
That should have been the singular "stratum", in...

That should have been the singular "stratum", in the geologic sense. I'm in the middle of a Kölsh brew and not spending time proof-reading. The point is that the oak provides a nice comfy home for...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-16-2012, 11:05 PM
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Posted By Baloo
First the function of the Oak is to provide a...

First the function of the Oak is to provide a strata for the bacteria to grow on, not to impart any flavor so you definitely do not want a new barrel, but you definitely want Oak in your fermenter. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-02-2009, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Baloo
PV =nRT It's not just a good idea it's the Law...

PV =nRT
It's not just a good idea it's the Law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideal_gas_law

To carbonate beer you need CO2 and pressure.
Yeast + sugar in a capped bottle and CO2 from a tank...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-02-2009, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Baloo
One other solution would be to go down to your...

One other solution would be to go down to your LHBS and ask for a malt extract substitute for the Marris Otter. Don't get me wrong I love MO, and use it in all my Burton on Trent style brews, but I'm...
Forum: Introductions 07-02-2009, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Baloo
Decided to make my first Lambic; Google lead me...

Decided to make my first Lambic; Google lead me to several solid threads here.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-02-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Baloo
Since you asked: Trub and autolysing yeast...

Since you asked:

Trub and autolysing yeast can import flavors you probably don't want into your beer, and stirring them up increases that chance. Which is why you're better off racking to a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-02-2009, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Baloo
Over multiple propagations your yeast will...

Over multiple propagations your yeast will mutate, whether said mutant is of the creature of the black lagoon or X-man variety is up to the beholder.


Probably not go away but it might fade into...
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