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  1. sfgoat

    Lagering & Bottle Conditioning California Common Lager

    I'm sure a week will be fine. Really a cali common doesnt need to be lagered at all.
  2. sfgoat

    Lagering & Bottle Conditioning California Common Lager

    I dont usually use gelatin in a cali common but it wouldnt hurt. I dont think it is necessary at all.
  3. sfgoat

    BJCP and Diacetyl

    Was the rye malted or flaked? Did other judges confirm the flavor? Right now I'm leaning towards an inexperienced judge confusing a malty profile with diacetyl or at the most a yeast issue. But you finished a little dry for your recipe but that shouldnt be a big issue here.
  4. sfgoat

    Centennial Blonde Recipe Critique

    Should be fine. I dont usually even sparge if I do BIAB. Without BIAB i do notice a better quality if I tweak the sparge water and the mash water.
  5. sfgoat

    Dry yeast for Oyster Stout (dry stout)

    I would get some nottingham and ferment cold (around 55F). But if you are going to use what you have then US-05 at around 60F.
  6. sfgoat

    Brewing with fat included adjuncts?

    Head retention and carbonation are the usual concerns but the oils can affect the flavor. What specific adjuncts were you looking at trying?
  7. sfgoat

    BJCP and Diacetyl

    His wlp pack was old and he wanted insurance. My thought are probably that the wlp was old and stressed or he overpitched and hurt the lifecycle of the yeast but not enough details to say for sure.
  8. sfgoat

    Centennial Blonde Recipe Critique

    I agree with ditching the carapils, the other suggestions are a matter of personal taste but more vienna would probably be ok. I would probably add a flameout addition of .25 ounce of centennial for a little for flavor and aroma.
  9. sfgoat

    Yeast & cooling

    No, in fact I stopped worrying about chilling my wort years ago. Went with the no-chill method and never looked back. Sometimes it can take a full 24 hours to cool to pitching temp that way but whats the rush. I have suffered no quality loss using this method and still take gold in many...
  10. sfgoat

    Yeast & cooling

    You've got the gist of it. But just make sure you get between 60-70F for your wort.
  11. sfgoat

    BJCP and Diacetyl

    How about your recipe? can you provide it?
  12. sfgoat

    BJCP and Diacetyl

    Did other judges comment on it as well or was it just one judge? Could be personal perspective or inexperience on the judges part. I'm a judge myself but you should always take it with a grain of salt unless you had multiple comments from other judges confirming diacetyl.
  13. sfgoat

    Lagering & Bottle Conditioning California Common Lager

    I have found that my cali commons come out best with a short and cold (around 35F) for about 2 weeks
  14. sfgoat

    BJCP and Diacetyl

    How did you boil go? What is your set up? When did you pitch the US05, was it the same time as the wlp001 or later due to a stuck fermentation?
  15. sfgoat

    Hop Schedule

    If you have a hop sock or mesh bag I would put the leaf hops in that and just toss the whole thing into the boil. If you dont have it just leave it with the rest of the trub. It will settle to the bottom during fermentation.
  16. sfgoat

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  17. sfgoat

    I like this time at night on HBT

    Been a long time since I've been on. How is everyone doing?
  18. sfgoat

    California Common Two time gold winning Cali Common

    I dont remember exactly what the judges notes were but I remember both judges and other HBT members saying the liberty hops added a slight spice and gave the beer more depth and complexity.
  19. sfgoat

    I like this time at night on HBT

    You will maximize you load bearing and reduce wobbling/bending during movement if you take some 1x2s and run them at a 45° angle from the side wall supports down to your base supports. You can do the same at the top of you really want to make it strong but I think just doing it at the bottom...
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