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  1. Brian-d

    Diacetyl rest

    I am brewing a pilsner this weekend. I am going to ferment at 50f. What temp should the diacetyl rest be? Do I bring it up gradually, or just reset to the new temp? Generally how long should the diacetyl rest last? From there I assume the next step is to move to a long (30-45) lager period...
  2. Brian-d

    Lager Starter

    I have been brewing for about four years and have always brewed ales. Next weekend I am going to brew a Bohemian Pilsner which requires lager yeast. I always make yeast starters for my ales but got to thinking; should my starter be processed at the same temperature that I will be fermenting...
  3. Brian-d

    Custom Tap Handles

    Nathanael, Thank you so much for your excellent and timely work. These custom tap handles are truly a work of art. What an excellent way for me to further customize my home brewery! Highly recommended! Click the link below to view the site where I purchased these beauties:mug...
  4. Brian-d

    Lagering

    I've always brewed ales. I want to try a lager. Is the lagering process merely cold conditioning beer after primary fermentation is complete. Thanks!
  5. Brian-d

    Trouble force carbonating

    I'll wait it out a bit longer. Just seems like it is taking forever.
  6. Brian-d

    Trouble force carbonating

    OG. 1.087 FG. 1.026 I've brewed this beer before with no problem. These were the targets. The beer tastes fantastic...just won't carbonate. I guess I'll have to switch kegs. Does not make any sense though.
  7. Brian-d

    Trouble force carbonating

    1.087
  8. Brian-d

    Trouble force carbonating

    Temp 35. I don't think there are any blockages because I can release lots of pressure from relief valve. No apparent leaks either. This is a total puzzle. It's starting to piss me off ;)
  9. Brian-d

    Trouble force carbonating

    Anybody faced this???
  10. Brian-d

    Trouble force carbonating

    Denny if your out there...just brewed Vanilla bourbon Porter for the third time. Great beer! This batch turned out as good as ever but I am having trouble force carbonating. I've never had this issue with any beer. What is my issue. I've had it under 30lbs of pressure for a week with no...
  11. Hog Heaven

    Hog Heaven

    What a great beer. Beautiful color, and the hop flavor is big , but soooo smooth.
  12. Hog Heaven

    Hog Heaven

    What a great beer. Beautiful color, and the hop flavor is big , but soooo smooth.
  13. Hog Heaven

    Hog Heaven

    What a great beer. Beautiful color, and the hop flavor is big , but soooo smooth.
  14. Hog Heaven

    Hog Heaven

    What a great beer. Beautiful color, and the hop flavor is big , but soooo smooth.
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