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Jan
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accepted Do you use rice hulls with your Blichmann False Bottom?
Dec
21
comment Why every brew has a bitter malty aftertaste?
Glad it worked for you.
Nov
2
comment Need some carification on my ingredient choices and hop boil timing
Do you know the percent alpha acid of your citra hops?
Oct
30
comment Would ingredients and method work for a sweet, fizzy cider?
On a personal note: I just made this for the first time on 10-16-15. I took a gravity reading today (1.010) and it tasted AMAZING. Can't hardly taste the hops, but I'm sure it helped balance the tartness of the cider I used. It tastes like cider you can get form an orchard and is about 6.3% alcohol! I'm bottling on Sunday and can't wait to drink this in a few weeks. Should be great at Thanksgiving dinner.
Oct
30
answered Would ingredients and method work for a sweet, fizzy cider?
Oct
30
comment Are my carboys going to break when my outdoor cider brew freezes?
The more I think about this and after reading Molot's answer, I wouldn't even try it in glass. Go get a bucket.
Oct
30
answered Are my carboys going to break when my outdoor cider brew freezes?
Oct
30
reviewed No Action Needed Are my carboys going to break when my outdoor cider brew freezes?
Oct
30
reviewed Reviewed Has anyone ever tried soaking grains in bourbon instead of water before smoking malt? Any advice is appreciated too
Oct
30
comment Has anyone ever tried soaking grains in bourbon instead of water before smoking malt? Any advice is appreciated too
This sounds AMAZING! Do it and report back!
Oct
30
comment What hop will give me grapefruit-like aroma?
Please accept my answer if it helped you. Thanks.
Oct
29
comment What hop will give me grapefruit-like aroma?
Cascade can work. I would avoid Simcoe since it has more of a piney aroma imo.
Oct
29
answered Can I bottle a beer at 1.028 gravity?
Oct
29
answered What hop will give me grapefruit-like aroma?
Oct
29
comment First All Grain Batch / LOW Efficiency
Fantastic answer, sir! I second the notion that working backwards from pre-boil volume and gravity is the best way to dial in a recipe after you know the system's mashing efficiency (assuming a standard mill every time) and boil-off rate.
Oct
29
accepted Will Sparkolloid slow or stop fermentation?
Oct
29
comment Will Sparkolloid slow or stop fermentation?
Thanks for the straight answer. It makes a lot of sense as to why the fermentation slowed down. I figured the yeast would not die from the chemicals in the fining agent. The slow bottle carbing will not go over well with the wife - we've done batches of this in as little as three weeks before and drank it slightly turbid. Oh well. Clarity seems to make little difference to her so I will probably stay away from messing with it until I can get my kegging operation up and running again.
Oct
29
asked Will Sparkolloid slow or stop fermentation?
Oct
29
comment Is it safe to use a quick disconnect on a regulator?
The male QD does not stop flow of gas out the regulator automatically so you would have to turn off the gas every time you go to disconnect your hose. If you look at nearly any commercial air compressor out there, the hoses have the male end and the compressors have the female end for this reason.
Oct
28
comment Do you have to keg your brew in order to add CO2?
The spunding valve trick is pretty slick! You can rack from primary fermentation to a pressure safe vessel like a cornie keg and use the gasses produced in this secondary fermentation to naturally carbonate. Priming sugar can be added to get the carbs you need. Here is a DIY Spunding Valve write-up from BYO: byo.com/color/item/…