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  1. Gustatorian

    Any clue how to get this stuff off my BK?

    Not sure if it's beer stone, but a non-scratch scrub brush and barkeeper's friend isn't doing the trick. Maybe soak it in PBW for 24 hours?
  2. Gustatorian

    Water Profile/Mineral Additions for Barleywine

    Water is basically RO. It's Ozarka 100% Natural Spring Water. I sent it off to Ward Labs and the mineral content is basically negligible. Added 8g CaSO4, 4g CaCl2
  3. Gustatorian

    Water Profile/Mineral Additions for Barleywine

    Had my mash pH clock in at 5.37, water additions included 7 mL LA(88%), 94 ppm SO4, 57 ppm CL2. About a week in. Looks like terminal has hit, but still needs a week/week for the flavors to round out.
  4. Gustatorian

    Why Does It Take Longer to Reach Target OG in Bigger Beers?

    I recently brewed a big barleywine (1.110) and it took an extra hour of boiling to reach target OG. My boil-off rate is honed in for average OG beers on Beersmith, but not for bigger beers. Can anyone explain the science behind it?
  5. Gustatorian

    Water Profile/Mineral Additions for Barleywine

    What would you shoot for as far as total CaSO4, CaCL2 and S/C ratio? I assume a 5.2-5.4 pH goal is good...
  6. Gustatorian

    Water Profile/Mineral Additions for Barleywine

    Brewing a big barleywine this week (1.110) (100ish IBUs). Anybody have any recs on mineral additions for a beer like this? I'm working with a blank slate (RO water).
  7. Gustatorian

    Keg Force Carbing Methods Illustrated

    Seems like this would take quite a bit of time if you're only applying appropriate keg chart pressures of CO2 and just tilting the keg. How long does it take for you to do one "shaking/tilting" session? When you tilt the keg, are you keeping the CO2 post at the highest point?
  8. Gustatorian

    Keg Force Carbing Methods Illustrated

    Will have to try this! How are you shaking your keg, putting it on the floor and rocking it? Is the gas-side up?
  9. Gustatorian

    Difference Between German Northern Brewer Hops and US Northern Brewer Hops

    LHBS recently sold me some YCH German Northern Brewer hops. Right off the bat I noticed the alpha acid content was much lower than the US Northern Brewer I've used. Outside of that, are there any drastic differences? Would it be OK to use these hops in a California Common?
  10. Gustatorian

    Doubling Down: SS Brewtech Conical + FTSS + Glycol Power Pack

    Anybody know how to lower the temp parameters of the Glycol chiller? Mine currently drops to 32ºF but won't go any lower. The SS instructions are greek. I've done it before but have since forgotten.
  11. Gustatorian

    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Where did you read that myrcene oil was volatile above 147ºF? It seems like I would see this number pop up quite a bit more/would always be a target for anyone steeping/whirlpooling hops.
  12. Gustatorian

    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    @ U/braufessor gonna bump this question
  13. Gustatorian

    Can The Carbohydrates In The Hemicelluose Of The Aluerone Layer Contribute To Gravity

    This may be splitting hairs: I recently read in Noonan's "New Brewing Lager Beer" that the hemicellulose of the aleurone layer of barley kernels can be dissolved/reduced to simple sugars in a thorough mash cycle, specifically between temps of 160-176ºF. I usually don't mash-out, so my wort never...
  14. Gustatorian

    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Will it get clogged if I whirlpool through a pump? I throw a considerable amount of hops into the whirlpool then cycle it via a pump. I'm worried about all the hops collecting at the dam and essentially clogging the dam.
  15. Gustatorian

    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Can you tell me more about it? How exactly does it work? Are you seeing big benefits from it?
  16. Gustatorian

    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Did SS discontinue the trub dam?
  17. Gustatorian

    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Did you keep the bittering addition the same? (0.75 oz Warrior @ 60)
  18. Gustatorian

    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Did you not perform a second dry-hop in this beer or just a single dry-hop on day 2?
  19. Gustatorian

    Mineral Additions/Water Profile For Dark Mild

    Brewing a dark mild in a couple days and have no clue as what my water profile should look like. Should I shoot for a pH closer to 5.2 or 5.6? Ca, Chloride, Sulfate levels?
  20. Gustatorian

    Dark Mild Mild Mannered Ale (AG) (E) UK/US

    What mineral/salt additions would you use for this recipe?
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